Adding to their line-up of both cast iron and iron lined
aluminum cylinders, Axtell sales has now released an
all-aluminum nickel silicon carbide plated cylinder for XL
Sportster and Buell applications!
advantages to this cylinder
construction are reduced weight,
reduced friction, and superior heat transfer characteristics.
This makes them particularly suitable for high performance Sportsters and Buells that get run hard. The bores will also
last substantially longer than iron or iron lined cylinders,
because the nik-a-sil coating is extremely hard and wear
NRHS's testing of these cylinders has found them to be a
superb product. First and
foremost, ring seal is enhanced by the casting pattern which
offers tremendous stiffness to resist the mechanical and
thermal stresses in an operating engine, and also because
these are the only stress honed all-aluminum
construction cylinders on the market. It's a more costly way
to do it, but well worth it. Also, Axtell applies the
nik-a-sil coating in an ISO 9003 certified facility with a
full time chemist on-staff to monitor and control the
process. Don't underestimate the importance of this; proper
control of the plating process is essential to ensure
a coating that lasts a long time without streaking and
degrading ring seal.
These cylinders are sold with a natural aluminum finish,
or powder coated in your choice of silver or black.
Highlighted fins are also available for each finish.
Regardless of which you choose, we think you'll be happy with
the appearance, they truly do look as good as they work!
Available in both 3-9/16 bore (1050/1250 kit) and 3-13/16
bore (1200/88inch kit) for all XL's and Buells 1986 to
Natural finish shown, as installed on NRHS's 124hp 1250cc
NRHS also carries the full line of Axtell cylinders for
Twin Cam and Evolution Big Twin. Watch this page for more
details or give us a call!
Ordering Information- Due to the custom
nature of these cylinders you must call NRHS for pricing and
availability at 303-702-1600