Who is the best 2 stroke port and polish-er????


38 replies to this topic
  • 123ewq

Posted March 10, 2009 - 05:48 PM

#1

I was just wandering who was the best port and polishing company and why? How much does it cost?

I am especially interested in Eric Gorr, I've heard many good review, but also some bad. Where do you think i should take my '03 rm125 to get this done??

-Zach

  • Chokey

Posted March 10, 2009 - 05:53 PM

#2

FYI...the best tuners DON'T polish ports. Polishing is nothing but eye candy, and is completely meaningless for performance.

Unfortunately, our choices are dwindling. Eric Gorr, Pro Circuit, FMF, Max Power...there aren't many left. Boyesen used to do porting and was very highly recommended but I believe they stopped.

  • 123ewq

Posted March 10, 2009 - 06:07 PM

#3

thanks,
So there is no point in polishing?
Can i send it off to one of these guys and take a little bit off the price by telling them not to polish?

Thanks

  • tim507

Posted March 10, 2009 - 06:19 PM

#4

you actually need the ports a scosh rough to help atomize the fuel mixture.

porting is a black and mysterious science for sure........


tim

  • SMarquez

Posted March 10, 2009 - 06:26 PM

#5

Takes no skill to polish, you bought into the hype. They won't discount cause its not polished. What are you trying to get ported and why?

  • lumpy790

Posted March 10, 2009 - 07:26 PM

#6

FYI...the best tuners DON'T polish ports. Polishing is nothing but eye candy, and is completely meaningless for performance.

Unfortunately, our choices are dwindling. Eric Gorr, Pro Circuit, FMF, Max Power...there aren't many left. Boyesen used to do porting and was very highly recommended but I believe they stopped.


Boyesens motor man was Fred Vertuchie. Google VPE.

www.BarrsCompetition.net has been building fast 2 strokes for 35 years.....including 1 125 SX championship and countless Damon Bradshaw victories.

  • LLpeteJ

Posted March 10, 2009 - 07:28 PM

#7

lots of postive reviews on jbone for 2 stroke performance

www.jbonemotorworks.com

  • 123ewq

Posted March 11, 2009 - 12:54 PM

#8

i emailed jbone a while back and he said hes focusing on the cr's right now :) He was my first choice but doesn't do rm's.

Anybody know how much www.BarrsCompetition.net cost for a port and polish?
Thanks for the responses

  • manson3161

Posted March 11, 2009 - 01:30 PM

#9

maybe www.usnicom.com :) dont know about the best

  • atcsteve

Posted March 11, 2009 - 01:53 PM

#10

Jerry hall (halls perscion racing),or as there known HPR in phoenix AZ.,does great work!

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  • Justin 314

Posted March 11, 2009 - 02:02 PM

#11

lots of postive reviews on jbone for 2 stroke performance

www.jbonemotorworks.com


I believe this is who Moto814 is recommending right now as well, since he's not doing engine work at the moment. If he still was, Steve would've been a great and affordable choice.

  • intensem1rider

Posted March 11, 2009 - 02:18 PM

#12

www.williamsmotowerx.net

  • tekknikkx

Posted March 11, 2009 - 02:52 PM

#13

moto814

  • 123ewq

Posted March 11, 2009 - 04:05 PM

#14

thanks for all of the responses,
I would definitely go for moto814 but he stopped.
www.williamsmotowerx.net looks good but might be a little pricey for me. i will have to further look into jbone.

  • willyd465

Posted March 11, 2009 - 04:09 PM

#15

i really like pr racing engines, its a small shop out of toledo ohio, but they have many many many national titles great work, they will set you up with a great engine

  • BEATME

Posted March 11, 2009 - 04:18 PM

#16

Boyesens motor man was Fred Vertuchie. Google VPE.

www.BarrsCompetition.net has been building fast 2 strokes for 35 years.....including 1 125 SX championship and countless Damon Bradshaw victories.



Is that true? I've been going to Fred for years and never knew that. Not doubting you, just had no idea. I do know that he ported out my buddy's 08 250 XC and that thing rips now. It was a major turd when he bought it, then Fred did a little port work to it and it would just barely outpull my piped 06 YZ250 in a straight line. Then he got some more aggressive porting done and we haven't found a 450 that can touch him yet. I will say I am very impressed by his work.

  • 123ewq

Posted March 11, 2009 - 05:43 PM

#17

does this place sound ok?
http://www.mxmegasto...rting-s/728.htm

-Its wicked cheap!

  • lumpy790

Posted March 11, 2009 - 06:02 PM

#18

Is that true? I've been going to Fred for years and never knew that. Not doubting you, just had no idea. I do know that he ported out my buddy's 08 250 XC and that thing rips now. It was a major turd when he bought it, then Fred did a little port work to it and it would just barely outpull my piped 06 YZ250 in a straight line. Then he got some more aggressive porting done and we haven't found a 450 that can touch him yet. I will say I am very impressed by his work.


No its a lie! :) Just kidding.

Fred ran VPE in Florida into the 90's........I guess Ivan made him an offer he could not refuse and Fred closed his shop and moved to PA. Years later when Fred left he reopened VPE in the same area of PA.

  • MotoXRyne

Posted March 11, 2009 - 06:13 PM

#19

My dad had Varner build me bored over and ported motor when I was younger and he did an awesome job. Not sure how he stacks up against everyone else listed in this thread?

http://www.varnermot...om/services.htm

  • moto814

Posted March 12, 2009 - 06:13 AM

#20

Boyesens motor man was Fred Vertuchie. Google VPE.

Fred Vertucci is a great guy and builds excellent engines. My Boyesen also had Wes Gilbert doing the porting through Boyesen Precision Porting for many years. From what I've heard, Wes has retired. I wouldn't hesitate to go with either of those guys.

There will come a day when I do porting again. Just not right now.

-Steve





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