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09-27-2009, 11:20 PM
How do I free up a sticking ring? Can't get it to budge.

Top ring (you can see where the ring split is just below the "A" stamped on the top of piston.

'85 350X


09-28-2009, 08:50 AM
Are these new rings or can you sacrifice them?

09-28-2009, 01:06 PM
Soak the heck out of it and tap it lightly with a wooden dowell or pc of broom stick to get it freed up a bit . You'll need to remove the ring and clean out the groove , most likely all carboned up

Ok , if you need something a little firmer (get yer mind outta the gutter ) try a screwdriver handle and also you may try a sm jewlers screwdriver to wedge between the gap and gently wiggle . Eventually it should work free .

09-29-2009, 10:01 PM
I used a eyeglasses screw driver to get mine out. Really in there tight.

09-29-2009, 10:02 PM
Are these new rings or can you sacrifice them?

Got it out. They were original to bike.

09-29-2009, 10:18 PM
They can be a real bugger sometimes . I had one that i finally got out (in three pcs). Just make sure you get all that carbon outta there .

11-05-2009, 11:39 PM
Lookks to me like theres a couple of little gouges just under the bottom of the ring land.