Originally Posted by joewlms3
if i remove the piston from the cylinder in order to clean up the ports will i have to get new rings even though the engine hasnt been run? anyone done it before without rings failing right afterwards?
also. im realizing it might be a while before i actually have the engine running are there any problems i could look for to be sure this is a good engine not in need of returning while it sets on the shelf waiting on me to order hubs for the bike?
I have had my motor apart several times without replacing the rings and so far no problems.
Spray some wd 40 in the cylinder and in the crank case around the bearings and crank shaft so it does not rust up.