Piston Carnage - Need suggestions

Bike - Derbi Senda DRD Xtreme 2012 50cc

Top end was a Naraku 50cc kit, seized it before due to an air leak, had a very slight gouge in the bore after honing, anyway new piston went in and the imperfection is the only explanation I can find for this happening (see photos)... Crank doesnt have any play.

Anyway my question is - will this cylinder head be reusable, it's not warped but has alot of scratches, if I just cleaned up the scratches and replaced the cylinder and piston surely itd run fine? Or what sort of effect would using this cylinder head have on performace/engine life.

Also some metal shavings/bits of the broken up piston ring seem to have gotten down onto/around the crank. Any suggestions of getting them out without splitting the cases? Was going to try my luck with compressed air and see where that gets me?

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Dirty30 Dillon /

That top end is fucked, and it will not run.

The naraku kit is also the least expensive top end you can buy. Get a quality top end and properly tune your bike.

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to reinforce what dillon said, some of those gouges in the head look DEEP.

you don't want any sharp edges in the combustion chamber as they promote detonation, and you'd have to take off a LOT of metal to get those gouges smooth. i would call it a loss and start over with a fresh one.

re: failure analysis, when you rebored the old can, how did you do it? having just done a 0.4mm overbore on a chappy polini cylinder i can tell you the only way (outside of a machine shop) is with a rigid hone.

also, after honing, did you chamfer ALL of the ports well? that carnage looks like a ring got snagged, cracked in pieces, and ended up on a rampage.

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Piston cylinder and head belong here...

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All I can do is look away. Nasty

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Captain Janeway /

Send that stuff to Rebel.

I'd open the case and clean it. There has to be crap all over it so why trash your new setup?

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Captain Janeway /

Rebel,

lol! I have some pistons that should come to you

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did you drop a diamond in the chamber?

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Holy shit.

You’re going to have to split the cases, no way around it. Way too much metal flying around in there.

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Instead of splitting the cases, hold it upside down over a trash can.

And then drop it in.

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Wow dude it looks like the piston was hitting the head. You probably forgot a spacer or used the wrong gasket or the piston was longer then the og.

Look the that top ring groove! It’s Gone.

Yeah the top ring broke into a million pieces.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

That whole motor should be gone through, there is no point wasting time and money trying to bandaid that when AM6 parts are readily accessible and knowledge so readily available.

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That is knarly! Case split is the only way to prevent another situation like this.

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Yeah that piston, head and cylinder are garbage now. Just chuck it and start over. That top ring must have shredded the whole insides when it broke apart. Look at those score marks. Deep as fuck. That piston/head/cylinder has seen it's last rpms

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Josiah Radebaugh /

Pics of the cylinder?

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yeh its totaled, am6 motor? i would change the crank also or have it rebuilt. personally since am6 parts are not so bad on costs unless you go nuts i would buy a crank/kit/seals and go over it. i think i have a stroker kit here as well as maybe a dozen or more new cylinders of multi brand

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Find another stock running motor to slap in there for now.

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Instead of splitting the cases, hold it upside down over a trash can.

And then drop it in.

Ha Ha BRAAAAAACCCCKK (edited)

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Jack Rutherford /

> ken gilbert Wrote:

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> to reinforce what dillon said, some of those gouges in the head look

> DEEP.

> re: failure analysis, when you rebored the old can, how did you do it?

> having just done a 0.4mm overbore on a chappy polini cylinder i can tell

> you the only way (outside of a machine shop) is with a rigid hone.

>

do you have a link to your rigid hone and how long did that take?

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ᴛᴇʀʀʏ ᴅᴇᴀɴ /

did you gap the rings on the new piston? this looks like classic didn't-gap-the-rings carnage to me

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> Jack Rutherford Wrote:

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>

> do you have a link to your rigid hone and how long did that take?

Jack I grabbed mine off Amazon

Lisle 16000 Small Cylinder Hone

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P1802O/

only took about two hours and I was going slowly/ carefully. after a lot of research i kept the stones dry (no oil). honed from opposite ends alternately to prevent any taper.

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This to me looks like several issues. Ring gap and spacing are two I can identify off hand. It's hard to tell because everything blew up but it appears from looking at the head that the piston was hitting it. Check the stroke on that kit. It probably needs a base spacer to be correct. It looks like you can see the round imprint of the piston on the head.

Anyway it's fucked, I would never run that bottom end again till I spilt the cases and cleaned it up. Why spend money on a iffy set up. Sucks, but you gotta do it right.

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> G HANDS Wrote:

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> This to me looks like several issues. Ring gap and spacing are two I can

> identify off hand. It's hard to tell because everything blew up but it

> appears from looking at the head that the piston was hitting it. Check

> the stroke on that kit. It probably needs a base spacer to be correct.

> It looks like you can see the round imprint of the piston on the head.

>

> Anyway it's fucked, I would never run that bottom end again till I spilt

> the cases and cleaned it up. Why spend money on a iffy set up. Sucks,

> but you gotta do it right.

I would ad that it looks like it was ran for some time after the initial failure.

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I agree completely!!!

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Dirty30 Dillon /

I don't think impact caused the failure, I think impact occurred after the initial failure.

Wouldn't be surprised to see the small end bearing missing a needle or two, which found it's way into the combustion chamber where it impacted the piston crown, rattled around and then found it's way lodged into the transfer. The resulting shrapnel could have done all that damage in a matter of seconds given the AM6 is happily revved out to 8-9K.

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ᴛᴇʀʀʏ ᴅᴇᴀɴ /

I still think it was ring gap issues. The ring expanded, got caught in the cylinder, broke the piston and then the bits o ring piston jackhammered the head, imo

but yeah, that's a full rebuild if you're doing it right

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We have yer to see the cylinder. Pics please.

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Jack Rutherford /

do you have a link to a cylinder bore gauge. I'm finding ones that only go down to 50mm.

> ken gilbert Wrote:

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> > Jack Rutherford Wrote:

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> > -------------------------------------------------------

>

> >

>

> > do you have a link to your rigid hone and how long did that take?

>

> Jack I grabbed mine off Amazon

>

> Lisle 16000 Small Cylinder Hone

>

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P1802O/

>

> only took about two hours and I was going slowly/ carefully. after a lot

> of research i kept the stones dry (no oil). honed from opposite ends

> alternately to prevent any taper.

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> Jack Rutherford Wrote:

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> do you have a link to a cylinder bore gauge. I'm finding ones that only

> go down to 50mm.

15 bucks Harbor Freight :

https://www.harborfreight.com/6-piece-telescoping-gauge-set-5649.html

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Jack Rutherford /

sweet and I like that price, thanks!

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