Cylinders


Q.What do I need to do to send my engine components to you to have them fixed?

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We will need all the parts that we are working on, which may include your cylinder, head, power valve, and piston. Also before sending your cylinder in, you need to either fill out our Service Order Form or e-mail info@millennium-tech.net, or call us to have an estimate created to print and send in with your cylinder to
Millennium Technologies
1404 Pilgrim Road
Plymouth, WI 53073.


Q.Do I need to send my piston in with my cylinder?

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Although, it is not mandatory, providing us with a new piston is always a good idea. By having a piston we can ensure proper finish bore size, as well as making sure that your new piston hasn’t been damaged. In most cases, we can do a cylinder to stock dimensions based on provided make, model, and year. If you would like us to provide a new aftermarket piston, simply choose the type you would like and indicate it on our Service Order Form and send it in with your cylinder. Keep in mind that ordering a piston through Millennium on your service order form does entitle you to a 20% discount off the retail price of the piston, as well as any other aftermarket parts, like gaskets or bearings, that you may need. So save some money and order through us!


Q.Do I need to take my cylinder apart?

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You can send in just your cylinder, all components you want serviced, or even your entire engine for us to provide engine rebuilding services for you. We recommend calling one of our service technicians to discuss all options available for your specific needs. Millennium Technologies will not be held liable for any damaged or broken parts that may result from disassembly. This includes cylinder head bolts! Please remove them from the cylinder; we will not be liable for any damaged or broken head bolts. If removing a head bolt results in the need for a heli-coil, the customer will be contacted to be notified of the additional costs.


Q.When sending in a cylinder, do the power valves need to be removed or is that part of the cylinder service?

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No, we recommend that you send the entire power valve assembly along with your cylinder and take advantage of our power valve service


Q.Do you buy used or core cylinders?

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Yes, we often will purchase your used cylinders without requiring any purchase or exchange with us, but it depends on your specific cylinder and the condition it is in. Feel free to call us to discuss selling us your used cylinder(s).


Q.Do you sell cylinders outright?

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We do sell cylinders outright depending on inventory levels and availability.


Q.Do you have a core cylinder for my application?

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We carry over 10,000 cylinders in our core inventory to fit almost any application. We recommend calling one of our sales technicians to discuss all options available for your specific core needs.


Q.How long does it take to get my cylinder back?

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Typical turn around times are 5-7 business days for single cylinder and head services, 7-10 business days for mono blocks, inlines, and integral top cases, 14-21 business days on automotive and engine building services.


Q.What are my options for repair on my order? Can I get by doing it cheaper?

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There are always many repair or modifications options for your cylinder, please call one of our sales technicians to discuss what range of options and pricing are available for your needs.


Q.How big can I go?

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Overbore or oversizing options vary by model and application. We recommend calling one of our sales technicians to discuss all options available for your specific needs.


Q.I am doing a big bore. Do I need to send any parts besides my cylinder?

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When doing may big bore kits, it is necessary to modify other parts of the motor. Often times, the power valve assembly and/or cylinder head require changes to accept your new bore size. Failure to modify these parts will result in power loss and/or engine failure. If you are unsure of your needs please contact us.


Q.I am doing my own overboring. What size do I bore to?

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Your cylinder should be bored to .007” (±.001”) over your finish bore size. In other words, take your piston size, add clearance, and then add .007”. When doing your final pass, it is a good idea to use a new bit to ensure we receive a smooth, groove free surface that is ready for plating. If left undersized or too rough we will need to re-bore your cylinder, negating your attempt to save cost and time. Please do not hone your cylinders at this point. Honing on bare aluminum forces oil into the casting and can result in excessive porosity.


Q.What is porosity, and will it affect my engine?

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Porosity is gas trapped in the base metal aluminum during casting. These “holes” are exposed when the cylinder is machined or subjected to various chemicals in the plating process. The pits are usually small in size, and in good castings few and far between. When kept under acceptable levels, porosity will not adversely affect the performance or longevity of the engine. In fact, it will improve lubrication. The pits will not cause the coating to peel, nor will a ring hook on them. As far as our specifications on porosity our cylinders carry a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Therefore, through extensive testing we have found that porosity is a cosmetic problem only. In our pursuit to have both cosmetic and functional perfection we do everything possible to remove these pits. In some cases, this is not possible, so we release the cylinder only in cases where it will not affect performance.


Q.What does oleofilic mean?

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Oleofilic is a natural tendency to absorb oil. Coatings that are oleofilic help the oil retention of the coating and reduces the wear on the surface.


Q.When I do a big bore what should I jet my carburetor to?

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Please see our jetting guidelines.


Q.What are the advantages to running a plated cylinder compared to a cast cylinder?

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In most cases, your cylinder was not designed to run with an iron liner. Installing a sleeve not only adds weight to your cylinder, increases operating temperatures, but you will also be sacrificing the unbeatable wear characteristics of an NSC coating. An iron liner will wear 10 times faster than a plated cylinder, resulting in too much piston to wall clearance. Which can result in engine failures. In addition, re-plating your cylinder with NSC will almost always be less expensive and less time consuming.


Q.Can you plate cast iron?

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We can plate many materials, cast iron included. By plating cast iron the cylinder will have all the benefits of NSC except the heat transfer. These benefits include 10 times better wear resistance, more horsepower, and better ring seal.


Q.Do you offer porting packages for my two stroke and four stroke application?

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We offer many porting options for two and four stroke applications. We recommend calling one of our sales technicians to discuss all options available for your specific needs.


Q.What do the packages that you offer give me as far as horsepower gain?

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Depending on what your performance needs are, we can offer power gains and performance improvement for just about any application. We recommend calling one of our sales technicians to discuss all options available for your specific needs.


Q.Is there damage that can’t be fixed? – What then?

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Most times we can fix just about anything however, there are few scenarios that the damage just can’t be repaired. We recommend calling one of our sales technicians to discuss all options available for your specific needs if repair can’t be completed.


Q.What is the difference between what you and your competition do?

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We are the largest replating facility in the world. We use those resources to ensure that we have the highest quality and environmental standards in the industry. With that volume there isn’t anything new to us. We produce cylinders for governments, original manufactures, race teams, and development engineers as well as thousands of customers just like you.


Dealer Status


Q.Do you have dealer discounts?

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We do have dealer programs for customers who are in the industry and providing service and repairs on powersports equipment for the general public.


Q.What do I get for becoming a dealer?

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By becoming a dealer you get additional discounts on all services provided, as well as discounts on all OEM and aftermarket parts purchased from Millennium Technologies.


Q.Does becoming a Dealer have a buy in or other costs?

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There is no cost to this process, we only need a copy of your state tax ID#, business license, or resale certificate, a website and or business listing showing you are in the powersports repair and service business.


Shipping


Q.Do you receive international orders and how much will it cost?

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We will gladly accept international orders! we can return ship through the U. S Postal Service, UPS, or Fed-Ex. Since it is hard for us to get exact shipping estimates, we have provided you the links to these couriers shipping cost estimate websites. There you should be able to get at least a rough estimate on the shipping costs to and from our facility.

If you are within the United States, these tools are also excellent for calculating ground and air shipment costs

UPS

Fed-Ex

Customers please be aware that any shipping insurance or duty and daxes are also not included in the cost estimate


Q.Is shipping included?

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No, shipping is not figured into the posted pricing. Please call one of our sales technicians and we can get a shipping quote for you or you can use one of these sights to gain that information. UPS or Fed-Ex.


Q.How can I get my cylinder serviced and back to me the next day?

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We can ship cylinders from our core inventory out same day, utilizing our cylinder exchange program, but if you want your cylinder repaired normal turn around times will apply.


Q.Do you offer a rush service?

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We offer RUSH services to get cylinders through our process in half the normal turn time.


Parts & Engine Building


Q.Do you fix: — cam journals, multi cylinder crankshafts.

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We do not perform these repairs in house, but we can have them provided for you.


Q.Can I get OEM parts from you or do I need to get them from a dealer?

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We would be happy to source all your OEM parts needs. Price and delivery time will be quoted before payment.


Q.Do you set ring end gap?

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No, we do not. Ring end gap should be measured and set at the time of engine assembly by you or your engine builder.


Q.Can I drop my bike off and just have you fix it?

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You can ship cylinders, your entire engine, or drop off your entire bike here at Millennium and we can have needed repairs made or services provided. We recommend calling one of our sales technicians to discuss all options available for your specific needs.


Q.Will this be covered under warranty?

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Our plating services are covered by a LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY. There is no warranty offered by Millennium Technologies on repairs or parts not manufactured by Millennium Technologies.


Heads


Q.Do you sell heads?

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We do sell complete heads outright depending on inventory levels and availability.


Q.Four stroke head repair: do you guys set the cam and lash and will the head be ready to just bolt on when I receive?

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No, we cannot set valve clearances if we only have the head and not the complete engine. This is due to the fact that clearances will not be accurate until the head is properly torqued onto the engine block with the head gasket in place.


Payment & Pricing


Q.How and when do I pay for my order?

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We recommend having a form of payment on file to be charged upon completion of work performed or at time of order to ensure no additional delays in getting your cylinders and parts shipped back to you.


Q.How do I pay for my repair?

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We recommend having a form of payment on file to be charged upon completion of work performed or at time of order as to ensure no additional delays in getting your cylinders and parts shipped back to you.


Q.If I can find a cheaper price on my parts will you match the price I find?

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In most situations, we can provide cheaper pricing on parts purchased from most retailers, however we do not match pricing listed on online sources such as e bay, or Amazon.


Q. Can / How do I get a bigger discount?

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We have kit and service option packages that can qualify for additional discounts. We recommend calling one of our sales technicians to discuss all options available for your specific needs.


Sponsorships


Q.Do you sponsor riders? And if so what are the requirements?

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Yes! We are always interested in interesting marketing opportunities. If you have an interesting project, race program, or unique way to promote our products, services, and brands, please send your marketing proposal to sponsorship@millennium-tech.net and we will be happy to investigate a mutually beneficial partnership.


Revolution Performance


Q.Do I need to fill out a work order?

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Yes. All work must include a work order form or send in an estimate. Complete the form online, print it and include with your parts. We ask that you fill these forms out before sending in your part so that we have all instructions and contact info ready. If you prefer, you can print out a hard copy of the forms and complete them by hand. Feel free to call us at 866-892-2109 or e-mail us before or after business hours at: info@revolution-performance.net and we can provide you with an estimate that you can print out, and ship in the box with your items.


Q.What guidelines do you use to bore cases?

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Revolution Performance bores cases according to cylinder manufacturer’s tolerances. We have a detailed process for each manufacturer and may choose to position center case bolt as a "through bolt "versus a "tapped blind hole" for added structural integrity. The positioning of this bolt is critical and must align with case opening so it does not damage cylinders upon installation. Weeping at center case bolt may occur if not sealed properly.


Q.What specifications does Revolution follow?

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All specifications for our work meet or exceed OEM specifications.


Q.What guidelines do you use to install crankshafts?

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Our crankshafts will install as any stock flywheel per the manufacturer’s recommendations. We hold strict tolerances according to or exceeding manufacturer’s recommendations.


Q.Where do you measure crankshaft total indicated run-out?

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We measure total indicated run-out by going off the tip of the pinion shaft.


Q.Can I speak directly with a technician?

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Yes. You may contact a technician to answer any question regarding our work or process between 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CST Monday through Friday. You can also send us an e-mail during or after business hours at: info@revolution-performance.net.


Q.I have a question on the assembly procedures. What do I do?

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Refer to the factory service manual for information on assembly procedures or feel free to call us between 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CST Monday through Friday or contact us by e-mail during or after business hours at: info@revolution-performance.net.


Q.How long will you store a crankshaft without a work order?

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Crankshafts sent to Revolution Performance without a work order or direction of service, will be considered abandoned after 6 months and become property of Revolution Performance.


Q.What is the Timken end-play set at?

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We install races and set Timken bearing end-play between .001” - .003”.


Q.How do I get a dealer discount?

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To receive a dealer discount, a Dealer Application must be approved and on file upon completion of work.


Q.I work out of my garage part time. Can I be a Revolution Performance dealer?

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No. We require all dealers to be full-time dealers who work on V-Twin motorcycles (Harley Davidson, Victory and Indian motorcycles) as their full-time job. We understand there are many great mechanics who work on the side. However, we must protect our dealers and their full-time job.


Q.What dealers do you recommend?

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We work with many great dealers all over the world. Please see our dealer locator map to see which dealers fit your needs and location. Feel free to give us a call at 866-892-2109 and we can provide you with a dealer recommendation based on your specific needs that you have at that moment.


Q.How are packages shipped?

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All packages are shipped UPS regular ground unless requested and stated.