This is how it started, getting my matchless 550 twin cafe racer ready to register while work is very slow and it starts blowing lots of blue smoke out right side exhaust, swap over heads and valves fearing a worn valve guide but still smoking, problem eventually identified as an undersize oil ring. So i hop on my bitsa r75/6 and off i go in search of the "ring guy", couldnt find him and couldnt stop to look due to traffic so i continue on home, hop off bmw to open front gate and turn back to see bmw blowing lots of blue smoke out right exhaust, ride up drive cursing the bike[must have caught it off the matchless-lesson learned-dont park the bikes so close together!] and turn it off and the blue smoke casually falls out the right muffler. Let cool and pull off head-remove valves and push out inlet valve guide with finger, oil in inlet port is all below guide so i figure that is my leak, barrel is also full of/very oily above rings. I then remove r100 nikasil barrel and the rings are okay but the barrel is cracked inside at the front above the exhaust pushrod, crack direction is to front of bike and opposite flange face/crankcase but below the ring travel, the piston appears fine. My question is does this happen to others and why? I cant post photos[not terribly computer literate] but can email if required.