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Borrow Piston Ring Compressor? (kz1000) 04 May 2018 16:07 #782864

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hey friends! hoping to borrow a ring compressor for a kz1000 (72 or 73mm i believe, i can confirm if you have one about there) sometime later this month, or in early june. i'm still cleaning the cylinder cover and valves so i'm not in a rush :), just wanted to check before i buy one like i did for the valve compressor haha.
i'm happy to provide a reasonable, refundable deposit for the tool and pay for shipping to and from if you are so kind to lend it to me.
happy to chat on the phone if you'd prefer additional vetting, i promise i'm just trying to get a nice old bike up and going again!

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Borrow Piston Ring Compressor? (kz1000) 04 May 2018 16:23 #782866

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Location might be helpful. Maybe someone nearby has one.
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Borrow Piston Ring Compressor? (kz1000) 06 May 2018 20:55 #782989

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M_a_t_t wrote: Location might be helpful. Maybe someone nearby has one.

fair, sorry. i'm in boston and would be willing to travel a lil bit to get it, 100 miles id say
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Borrow Piston Ring Compressor? (kz1000) 06 May 2018 21:24 #782994

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I use hose clamps.
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Borrow Piston Ring Compressor? (kz1000) 07 May 2018 04:20 #782999

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SWest wrote: I use hose clamps.
Steve



Same here . I connect 2 hose clamps toreather . Makes it easier to get them out after .Having a buddy help hold the cylinder helps too .
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Borrow Piston Ring Compressor? (kz1000) 07 May 2018 04:34 #783000

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Cut a section from a plastic fizzy drink bottle and use cable ties around it. (not sure what you call cable ties over the pond)

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Borrow Piston Ring Compressor? (kz1000) 07 May 2018 13:09 #783022

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Ive messed around with ring compressors a few times and have found its easiest to just do it by hand. (if the bores are chamfered at the bottom) Put 2&3 at TDC, compress the rings with your fingertips, work back and forth from 2 to 3 until they slide in, then do 1 & 4. a small screw driver can help to poke the ring in but be careful. It can be done in about 10 minutes.
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Borrow Piston Ring Compressor? (kz1000) 08 May 2018 07:27 #783066

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DoctoRot wrote: Ive messed around with ring compressors a few times and have found its easiest to just do it by hand. (if the bores are chamfered at the bottom) Put 2&3 at TDC, compress the rings with your fingertips, work back and forth from 2 to 3 until they slide in, then do 1 & 4. a small screw driver can help to poke the ring in but be careful. It can be done in about 10 minutes.


Jay from APE recommended this and it was easy as pie...... the hose clamps sound good too but by hand worked great for me.
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Borrow Piston Ring Compressor? (kz1000) 08 May 2018 08:11 #783068

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thank you for the great advice everyone! i've got a few friends who would be willing to help me try these out in good order. good to know that it can be done by hand, carefully
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Borrow Piston Ring Compressor? (kz1000) 08 May 2018 12:43 #783080

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DoctoRot wrote: Ive messed around with ring compressors a few times and have found its easiest to just do it by hand. (if the bores are chamfered at the bottom) Put 2&3 at TDC, compress the rings with your fingertips, work back and forth from 2 to 3 until they slide in, then do 1 & 4. a small screw driver can help to poke the ring in but be careful. It can be done in about 10 minutes.


Jay from APE recommended this and it was easy as pie...... the hose clamps sound good too but by hand worked great for me.


Just use large amounts of oil to lube the rings

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Borrow Piston Ring Compressor? (kz1000) 28 May 2018 14:01 #784254

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I have a factory ring compressor for the KZ1000 70mm bore. I did not think it worked easily and reverted to pushing the rings in with my fingernails. I assembled new rings and bore dry because back in the day race motors went together that way because there was no break in period.
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