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    my 93 sl750 is havin some gaskets replaced. i took off cylinder 3 and i want to know how to compress the piston rings without a compressor. any ideas.


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    The cylinder has a bevel on the bottom of the sleeve. With caution you can slide it down over the piston and it will push the rings together.

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    Try squeezing the pistons with your fingers and thumb and then slide the cylinder over the ring/piston assembly. Be sure to use a good assembly lube.

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    Make sure the notches on the rings are lined up exactly over the pins in the grooves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft View Post
    Try squeezing the pistons with your fingers and thumb and then slide the cylinder over the ring/piston assembly. Be sure to use a good assembly lube.
    Oops meant to say Try squeazing the rings with your fingers.......

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    thanks. i took an adjustable hose clamp and used it as a ring compressor. i also had to line up the rings.

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    Careful using a basic hose clamp as it could hurt/scratch the rings.

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    It's definitely a hand job!

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    well i got the exhaust manifold on except for one bolt. its in a really tight spot and i was gettin tired. HAHA. well i gota bolt the exhaust back on hook the carb back up and then tighten down the gas tank. i dunno y i even loosened it. i really hope it runs.

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    It's going to run but I'm very curious as to why you replaced the gaskets and pulled the cylinder.
    You have a hole in 1 piston or something??

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