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Old 02-02-2009, 04:07 PM
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Piston ring file?

I just would like to know what most of you use for filing your piston rings to achieve the proper end gap. I am finding very little info on the subject, which is weird because it seems very important now that I understand it.

I have searched all the local parts stores and cannot find a piston ring file/grinder.
I could order one of the small hand crack grinders, but it is pricey and looks like it would be easy to build if I knew what grit to use. Also I only need to file 4 rings!

I also bought a small hand file that is for cleaning points type ignitions. I may try that, but I wanted some input from you guys first.. These are wisco rings for a V twin and a not cheap. I want to get it right the first time..

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