I'm restoring a 1985 Honda Hawk CB250T.
It's undergoing engine rebuild and I'm unable to find brand new pistons for it, but I found new Piston rings, seals, gaskets.
Pistons could be ordered from abroad but they are chinese and expensive. Lol
What the previous owner has done is polished the pistons and installed new rings. Which isn't a long term solution.
Now I'm being advised by some people to find pistons from some other model that have the same dimension, take it to a lathe, and get the top part/crown carved to accommodate the 3 valves (Suzuki Gn125 pistons fit but the head is made for 2 valves). My mech said he has never tried that because he thinks it's impossible. I need insight guys.
Is this feasible?
I have relatively dim lights upfront. I usually turn on my Heads because I can't see anything down the Talawatugoda:Hokandara road at night with my low beams (has a gazillion little potholes) and don't worry looks like my heads don't annoy anyone since I never had someone flash their lights back at me or brake check me which probably indicates that my Heads are the equivalent of a low beam of another car. Where can I go from this point onwards, I have been looking at LEDs or a High Wattage Bulb. Can someone give me the Pros and Cons? This is for a '98 Starlet.