Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2013
Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), maker of flexible hones and a full line of industrial brushes, is announcing cylinder honing tools for custom-built motorcycles. The Flex-Hone® is a flexible, resilient honing tool that imparts an ideal surface finish to cylinder walls, deglazes engine cylinders, and removes metal burrs left by prior machining operations.
Built with a stiff metal stem and flexible nylon abrasive filaments, BRM cylinder hones mount in electric hand drills and drill presses, common equipment in machine shops and garages. By using flexible hones on engine cylinders, motorcycle mechanics can optimize lubrication, reduce engine wear, and improve piston ring seating and sealing.
Cylinder Hones and Bobber Motorcycles
In an article entitled ASUMATI by AFT Customs Team, the website bikernet.com described how BRM ball hones were used to build a custom motorcycle for a California casino. With its steel frame and compact chassis, the Honda VT750 Shadow A.C.E. provided a perfect platform for a bobber build. By removing stock parts and installing a custom engine kit, AFT Customs combined aesthetics with performance.
Part of what made the ASUMATI bike build distinctive was the team of tuners who replaced the pistons, cams, and gaskets. In a largely male-dominated industry, ATF Customs owner Jim Giuffra assembled a team of women mechanics who also double as models. Members of this exclusive modeling agency perform motorcycle tuning, bike repairs, welding, custom fabrication, and sheet metal work.
Flexible Hones for Motorcycle Tuning
Just as they install only high-quality motorcycle parts, the model mechanics of ATF Customs choose the best tools for engine rebuilds. For deburring, deglazing, and improving the surface finish of cylinders, the Flex-Hone® tool from Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) is the engine hone of choice. Sometimes called a ball hone, this BRM cylinder hone earned a new nickname at ATF Customs – the pineapple hone.
Built with a stiff metal stem and flexible nylon abrasive filaments, the Flex-Hone® is versatile and easy-to-use. Professional mechanics and hobbyists alike use flexible hones, as do gunsmiths and machinists. The automotive industry also uses BRM brush tools on engine cylinders as well as camshafts, valves, clutches, brakes, crankshafts, conrods, and piston rings.
How Flexible Honing Tools Work
Self-centering and self-aligning to the bore, flexible hones use a low-temperature abrading process that leaves the base metal undisturbed. Available in a 10 different abrasive types and a wide range of grit selections, BRM ball hones comes in standard diameters ranging from 4-mm to 36 inches. As ATF Customs showed, Flex-Hone® tools are ideal for motorcycle maintenance and more.
About Brush Research Manufacturing
Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), makers of flexible honing tools and a full line of industrial brushes, is located in Los Angeles, California. Since 1958, BRM has been solving difficult finishing problems with brushing technology. BRM’s Flex-Hone® tool is the standard against which all other surface finishing tools are compared.
Director of Marketing
Brush Research Manufacturing Co. Inc.
4642 Floral Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90022
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Ph: (323) 261-2193