Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:37 am

Hooked
61 VBB and 79 P200
Joined: 01 Jan 2018
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Location: Folsom CA
 
Hooked
61 VBB and 79 P200
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Posts: 167
Location: Folsom CA
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:37 am linkquote
Well, they're not exactly old...just 200 miles or so, but after resolving some air leak issues I'm suspicious my first-over rings were not gapped correctly by the motorcycle guy who handled them.

Am I better off replacing the rings and setting the gap or can I pull the existing ones and recheck/adjust the gap?
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:58 am

Ossessionato
1963 VBB2T
Joined: 07 Nov 2012
Posts: 2511

 
Ossessionato
1963 VBB2T
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Posts: 2511

Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:58 am linkquote
File the ends to proper gap.
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:34 pm

Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
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Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
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Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:34 pm linkquote
If the gap is to small gap them properly, just keep track of ring location and orientation and put them back where they came from.
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:32 pm

Ossessionato
73 & 74 Rally, 76 ET3, 80 P200, 06 PX150, 61 Ser 2, 65 Silver Special, 86 & 96 Elite 80s, 2015 HD Road Glide Special, 2011 Ural Tourist
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Ossessionato
73 & 74 Rally, 76 ET3, 80 P200, 06 PX150, 61 Ser 2, 65 Silver Special, 86 & 96 Elite 80s, 2015 HD Road Glide Special, 2011 Ural Tourist
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Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:32 pm linkquote
File them. .25-.4mm gap
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:13 pm

Hooked
61 VBB and 79 P200
Joined: 01 Jan 2018
Posts: 167
Location: Folsom CA
 
Hooked
61 VBB and 79 P200
Joined: 01 Jan 2018
Posts: 167
Location: Folsom CA
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:13 pm linkquote
Just pulled these rings and the gap is .45, which kind of blew me away. Should I ditch them or is that okay?
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:37 pm

Ossessionato
73 & 74 Rally, 76 ET3, 80 P200, 06 PX150, 61 Ser 2, 65 Silver Special, 86 & 96 Elite 80s, 2015 HD Road Glide Special, 2011 Ural Tourist
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Posts: 3995
Location: Oceanside, CA
 
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73 & 74 Rally, 76 ET3, 80 P200, 06 PX150, 61 Ser 2, 65 Silver Special, 86 & 96 Elite 80s, 2015 HD Road Glide Special, 2011 Ural Tourist
Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 3995
Location: Oceanside, CA
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:37 pm linkquote
Popgunandy wrote:
Just pulled these rings and the gap is .45, which kind of blew me away. Should I ditch them or is that okay?
Did you use the piston to push the rings flat inside the bore? Then measure?

If you did that and still got .45 Id say youll be fine. Maybe a little blowback escaping past the rings in time.
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:28 pm

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2015 GTS300, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Location: San Diego, CA
 
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2015 GTS300, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Location: San Diego, CA
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:28 pm linkquote
like MJ said - use the piston to push them into the bore an inch or something and then measure the gap - the piston helps to make them square so they aren't tilted and you get the best measurement.
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