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BS90 Scored Barrel
« on: April 01, 2020, 05:16:18 AM »
Hi, I'm a new visitor here. I have aquired most of a BS90 sport. I have removed the head and barrel to see what horrors lurk inside. Among other problems, the barrel is lightly scored. I understand from the Internet that the barrel surface is hard chromed. Can this barrel somehow be repaired and re-used. If not, how are people getting their sports back on the road?
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Re: BS90 Scored Barrel
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 04:16:36 PM »
You can have the cylinder re-chromed, but it usually  costs less to just buy a new one. Jeff Bar

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Re: BS90 Scored Barrel
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2020, 01:07:52 PM »
I agree with Jeff. It may be cheaper to buy a NOS barrel.

Good luck, enjoy, and take pictures.

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Re: BS90 Scored Barrel
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 10:53:06 PM »
Hi, thanks for the advice. Looks like Richard might have both the alloy and cast iron cylinders in stock. Any advice on advantages/problems with either? I don't have enough of this bike to make a pristine example so going for a period racer type look so something that can be tuned/ported would be good. An alternative is a 100 cylinder, is it a direct bolt-on to the 90 motor, they are the same stroke and I need a new head anyway as the current one has been attacked by several blacksmiths and is pretty much toast.
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Re: BS90 Scored Barrel
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 11:07:19 PM »
Back in the day, I bought a 90 sport with a damaged bore and piston.  To save money I replaced the alloy cylinder with a cheaper cast iron one.  The cast iron one probably won't last as long, doesn't cool as well, and needs a bit larger clearance as I recall to avoid scoring if it gets too hot. The cast iron bore worked just fine for me.  As I remember I put about 10,000 miles on the iron barrel with no problems. 

Be absolutely sure you use chrome piston rings if you go with a cast iron bore, or the rings will wear faster.  Conversely, if you go with an aluminum/chrome bore, DON"T use chrome, as chrome on chrome is very bad combination.

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Re: BS90 Scored Barrel
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2020, 08:41:43 AM »
The pistons for the iron and alloy cylinders are different. The one for aluminum has a higher expansion rate to match the cylinder.  As BS Mechanic said, if you reuse it in the iron cylinder it needs about an extra .001-.0015 in. clearance. It would be a little noisy when cold, OK hot. If  you can buy a new correct piston to go with an iron cylinder, that would be better.

I'm not sure the 100 cylinder is a bolt-on. On the 175 (same bore as 90), the 200 cylinders (same bore as the 100), won't fit because the spigot is too large to fit into the crankcase.
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Re: BS90 Scored Barrel
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2020, 06:01:38 PM »
Pat from Australia
Your inbox is Full. You have replies from myself as well as Richard Clark backed up.
RayK.
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Re: BS90 Scored Barrel
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2020, 07:11:19 AM »

I remember a BS dealer back in the 1970 s that bored out a 90 iron cylinder and used a bigger piston from another Japanese bike, transforming it into a BS 120 cc

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Re: BS90 Scored Barrel
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2020, 05:51:11 AM »
Hi RayK, thanks for the alert. I think I have deleted stuff in the inbox. Only one message I could find, would that fill up the inbox or do I need to look deeper somewhere? I'm keen to be part of this forum so please bear with me while I become familiar with it. Rgds, Pat

 


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