Bit of advice for those of who like me who purchase quite often online.
Recently I bought a head unit and an amp( two seperate orders from a Sydney based store). The head unit arrived in less than a week with no problem so went ahead and made another order for an amp. 1 month went by but I didnt receive the amp so I tried calling them and their phone wasnt working due to COVID 19, when I contacted them through FB they told stocks are coming in 2 weeks so I gave it another month but no delivery. Just like that 4 months went by and I got really desperate so I did some digging and found out that I wasn't the only one who got caught up with this store so i repeatedly e-mailed them but still no response. Luckily I had made this purchase through PayPal so I opened up a case and got my money back within a month. What I learnt from this is that always try to purchase stuff of eBay, Amazon or even Aliexpress because if you dont get your stuff they will get your money back without an issue and if you are purchasing directly from the store's own website then make sure they got PayPal.
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?