broken rings


Active Member
Feb 13, 2019
I'll keep it as simple as I can,i got this new motor bike kit rite ,so i take the head off to inspect the inside,check for burrs and **** like that,so I go put the head back on and I broke the rings by not lining them up to the guide pins on the piston,like my friend told me to do,but noooo my friends old man told me the rings just float that thears no pins to line up the rings so I go for it compress the rings and I hear snap twice,broke new rings,have it even fired it up yet, dam hopefully I can find new rings today and put it together the correct way, any body got any better ideas how to compress the rings on the piston.?

Venice Motor Bikes

Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles
Mar 20, 2008
Los Angeles, CA.
I just use my thumb nails to push the rings in as I GENTLY tap the cylinder down over the piston.
Pay close attention to the ring ends on the locating pin!