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Ceramic Composite Plated Cylinders Lifespan?

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bornagainbiker

Yamaha describes the FZ-07 cylinders this way:

 

Direct ceramic composite plated cylinder uses "liner less" bores.

ceramic coating sprayed directly on the aluminum block, eliminating the liner & reducing weight

excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery

coating enhances the thin film of oil between the cylinder & piston, reducing friction & increasing power

 

I was wondering if anyone has any insight as to the longevity of this type of cylinder configuration?  Are they better, worse, or just different than steel lined cylinders?

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wrxer

Plated cylinders have been going on for DECADES & in the cycle industry is even the norm.  There are no longevity issues.  The hard plating last longer.

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faffi

With normal use the bores should last a million miles or more. Don't know about you, but I will not ride that far on my 07 😁

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robbo10

I had a TDM 900 with this lining. The bikes never use oil (if that is a good guide). Experience in it's forum is the same for everyone and the bike started life in 2002. 

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norcal616

Ceramic last just as long steel...Biggest difference is steel liner can be bored bigger to fix damage very easily..?

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faffi

Steel wears much, much quicker than coated cylinders. 

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r1limited

I once had a cerimic pipe, smoked real good

 

Oh wait, never mind

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DewMan
13 hours ago, faffi said:

With normal use the bores should last a million miles or more. Don't know about you, but I will not ride that far on my 07 1f601.png

SLACKER! 🏍️ 😜

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Beemer
On 11/5/2017 at 4:55 AM, faffi said:

With normal use the bores should last a million miles or more. Don't know about you, but I will not ride that far on my 07 😁

Another FZ-07 Forum helpful hint: Some martial artists jam their fingers into hot sand to toughen them up. Try that with your butt, toughen that sucker up! 😆

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