I was going about replacing the blown base gasket on our Aermacchi/HD SS250 today. When I went to put the cylinder back on the piston, I miss aligned the rings, and snapped the top compression ring. The bike had excellent compression considering the mileage (over 10000 miles estimated), but of course I will need to install new rings. This means going through the whole "refesh" process, but this has me confused. It is a chrome-plated aluminum bore, and Im wondering whether I should hone it or not. I have found in multiple resources that one should use a ball/flex hone to do the job, but im so afraid on wrecking the bore by honing it through the coating, if it is not needed, I will not hone it. My father already honed this bore once using the above method, will it stand up to another light honing? The bore has no deep scratches or gouges, except it is taking on a gloss towards the bottom, and the cross-hatch that is still there is not as defined as I think it should be. Like I said before, the engine had a good 125psi of compression the last time I checked. So to hone or not with new rings, that is the question!