I think that most people confuse honing with de-glazing when it comes to Nikasil coated cylinders, especially regarding polaris engines.
IMHO Nikasil cylinders should never be honed unless being fitted for custom pistons that are just a tiny bit bigger (not a good idea for nikasil cated cylinders, again, MHO). On a polaris, the nikasil plating is NOT very thick, only about 0.003" so there is very little material that can be removed without compromising the cylinder wall.
A nikasil coated cylinder is light-weight with extremely long wearing surface that the piston and rings work against. Baring a mechanical problem that injures the coating, the cylinders will last nearly forever, and only rings, and sometimes pistons, which both wear FAR faster than the cylinder coating, can be replaced at fairly high mileages. The cross-hatch pattern of the cylinder is precisely controlled, and may well look almost original after many tens of thousands of miles, and a precisely done cross-hatch is one key to good ring break-in (controls rotation too!) and good oil control.
I have personally rebuilt probably 200 polaris engines in my home garage and have come to this conclusion:
99% of the time, Nikasil cylinders simply need to be cleaned up using a (red) Scotchbrite pad, followed by VERY thorough cleaning with hot soapy water and brushes.
If the cylinders are scratched or damaged enough to need honing, they really should be replaced or bored OR re-plated but this is not very cost effective thing to do. Most polaris cyclinders can be reclaimed if damaged, but they generally do not wear much under normal use enough to have to actually "HONE", and should not be honed in the classical honing sense when all you need is a new piston and rings.