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    Need more help!!... What's the trick to get pistons in the cylinder? 760

    Ok, I guess I am more a newbie then I thought! This is the first rebuild I have done on a engine with pressed on connecting rods.

    I have searched and found the zip-tie method to compress the rings. I couldn't get it to work!

    Help! Tips/tricks please.....


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    I just hold the rings with my fingers, and the pistons slide right in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBXJeepGuy View Post
    I just hold the rings with my fingers, and the pistons slide right in...
    Same here, make sure you lube the bore with 2 stroke oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBXJeepGuy View Post
    I just hold the rings with my fingers, and the pistons slide right in...
    But you're a pro....

    I have a bad left hand. You think I can use a automotive type ring compressor and take the compressor apart to get if off once the rings are in the cylinder?

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    Another trick that can be used is get a piece of 80mm pvc pipe about 40mm high, cut a slit all the way through the side with a grinder, now oil it slide it down on the piston clamp it with cable ties slide cylinder down on to piston the cylinder will push it out the road, done.
    cut the cable ties & pull it apart to slide it past the rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juscruzn View Post
    But you're a pro....
    I am hardly a pro, sir.... Just many years of automotive experience, and carried it over to 2 stroke.

    If I was anywhere near you, I would gladly lend a hand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBXJeepGuy View Post
    If I was anywhere near you, I would gladly lend a hand...

    Thanks! I get a buddy coming over that has two good hands!

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    Awesome. Just MAKE SURE you line the ring gaps up with the pins in the ring grooves in the pistons.

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    I used a larger hose clamp. That worked well for me.

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    Four hands made ALL the difference!! What I tried to do and gave up after 2 hours Took my buddy and I 3 minutes!!!

    Thanks again to everyone!! Hope to have my daughter back on her beloved XL760 this weekend!!!

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