APE is recognized
as one of the leading suppliers of racing pistons for motorcycles.
With over 22 years experience setting up cylinder assemblies,
APE has developed a skill that allows them to provide the top
of the line boring and honing for all makes. Cylinder boring
is done on super precision Kwik Way boring bars. These bars locate
the cylinder on the bottom surface to assure bores that are dead
square to the crankshaft. These machines bore with very smooth
surface finishes and perfectly straight and round.
The next step is the hone finish. APE does not use hand hones
or bottle brush hones. All honing is done on a state of the art
power stroke honing machine. This machine features micro processor
adjustable cross hatching. The honing process from the bored
surface to the final finish uses multiple stones. ( This is as
specific as we will get about this ).
Over the years,
APE has developed cylinder wall finishes that promote excellent
ring seating and long piston and ring life.
The APE machine
shop can handle all of your machining needs including upper case
boring for larger sleeves. Resleeving, both stock and big bore.
Visit APE's machine
services to see all cylinder services available.