I am interested in this phenomenon. It seems that when engine cases are matched for kits with large transfers, and then the stock cylinder is put back on, these engines tend to perform feats normally out of the realm of possibility for stock cylinders. To me, this meshes well with what Jennings says about transfer ports, which is that you basically can't make it too big where the transfers begin in the case. The bigger you get, the faster it goes. You're only limited by how much case you have. I think further improvement could be seen if these stock cylinders had their transfer openings matched to the engine cases (which were already modified to make them match a large kit).
I predict, here and now, that if you put a stock cylinder on cases matched to an 80cc metra, and then matched the transfers on the stock cylinder to the case, we will see the highest speeds every seen on a stock cylinder. This assumes, of course, that the transfers on the case don't extend beyond the outer edge of the cylinder block on the stock cylinder (where the cylinder block stops and the cooling fins begin).
Wow, was any of that readable? It's getting too late at night to be writing.