No way id ever put chinese parts on this bike. The idea here is make the topend new! just as it was from the factory. I had one years ago i bought nearly new and it was a trouble free bike for years. I literally just did maintenance and rode it. Never had to repair anything aside from something like a brake lever if i laid it over. Well i sold that bike didn't ride for several years and now have found the very same year make model as i had witch is a 2000 WR400. Sept now these bikes are kinda old these days. I liked the first one and want this one to be just as reliable as the first. Im not afraid to spend the extra money or even maybe waist a little money to make it like it was 15 years ago. It runs and rides now i could probably clean up the cylinder on it and put in some new rings but id rather go all new OEM so i have a fresh start. I could then use the old cylinder if good as a backup incase something happens to the new one. Just wanted to be sure with these plated cylinders i could just buy all new do the ring gap and run and not be doing something that would make it not last.
So the total plan is New OEM cylinder, New OEM piston and rings, new OEM cam chain, Check valves, cams, crank, and aything els i have my hands on during the work. Replace anything worn with new OEM parts. Also plan to find a better exhaust for it but i planned to make a thread about that later on. Then go ride for the next several years without issues