I bought it used, but I think the odometer is accurate. 3364 miles. Took the barrel and piston out. The barrel has little grooves or scratches up and down or vertical. You can feel them with your fingers. The piston has abrasions in similar locations to grooves in cylinder, 2 each on front and back. Probably at app 40 degrees and 130 degrees, if the piston wrist pin is 0 and 180 degrees. Same locations on front and back of piston. I am guessing I need to replace piston and barrel.I assume this is all original stock barrel and piston. I am okay with replacing with stock, but should I consider the 535 cc barrel and piston kit? Will that upgrade work with my stock head?Advice appreciated.
Has anyone used any of the Indian RE barrel/piston kits? NField Gear used to offer a 535 kit, but it appears to be out of stock and I am not seeing a standard 500 barrel/piston kit. I don't have access to a good machine shop in rural Vt that I think could do the cylinder re-bore. Am inclined to buy a barrel/piston set up if I can find one.