Not gonna lie, never done it before...
Any tips or tricks? I have the Venom 13.75:1...I've done all the other work on the bike myself(head, cams, bolt ons) and plenty on my old 5L mustang(heads,cam, intake, nitrous etc etc) so Im relatively decent with tools, just wanna make sure I dont have to do it twice
Appreciate any help in advance
Couple quick hints...
After you remove the cylinder, place some clean rags around the crank so nothing falls in there, like say a circlip.
Put one circlip in the piston off the bike on the side thats hardest to get to on the bike and then install the second one when the piston is on the rod on the bike.
Make sure piston is in the proper direction (intake valve pockets are always bigger)
Donot over oil the rings and cylinder. Just a little film will due.
Piston rings that have any kind of number or letter on them, face that side up.
As Al said, check your ring end gap. Mine was pretty much spot on (same piston) but its good to make sure. Looking for around .015 oil ring and .012-.018 compression. Wouldnt go below .012 and would go above .018 on the compression rings and donot go below .015 on the oil rings.
New gaskets....not worth reusing.
Always pay attention to how things come off. It sometimes helps to snap a few pics of things for future referance if needed.
To break it in, start it, idle it while blipping the throttle till it warms up. Shut it down and let it completly cool. Start it again, completly warm it up, take it out and ride it cautiously for say 5-10 mins then blast on it. Not to overly rev it but accelerat hard AND decelerate hard. Do that for a little while and your done. NO synthetic oil while doing this. After a tank or two of fuel, switch over to a Moly blended synthetic oil. Change oil filter and whamo :scoot:
Manual for proper torque settings.