What special tools will I need if I want to install a new piston kit?

Will I need a Special Tools for the head bolts and to place the head over the new piston and rings once installed?

When you do a top end rebuild it is essential that you replace all
the gaskets with new ones.You should be able to get them as a
kit from your motorcycle parts dealer.The only essential tool you
will need is a torque wrench to make sure you get even pressure
when you pull the head gasket down.The only other problems
you may encounter is fitting the new piston rings over the new
piston as they are very brittle and also removing the gudgeon pin
from the old piston so that you can fit to the new one.


5 Responses to What special tools will I need if I want to install a new piston kit?

  1. toqure wench to tigthen head bolts
    a ring compressor maybe to help slide piston back but a small screwdriver wil do nothing special really
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  2. yes sounds like you may need a mechanic for a special tool .. if you don’t know what you are doing you are just going to spend some money you don’t have to spend buy making a mistake.
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  3. i would imagine you would need a torque ratchtet as most inner workings of an engine and the head ” should ” be torqued what setting they have to be torqued too i dont know maybe a haynes manual will say but i would say there is plenty of people who dont that dont have a problem
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  4. When you do a top end rebuild it is essential that you replace all
    the gaskets with new ones.You should be able to get them as a
    kit from your motorcycle parts dealer.The only essential tool you
    will need is a torque wrench to make sure you get even pressure
    when you pull the head gasket down.The only other problems
    you may encounter is fitting the new piston rings over the new
    piston as they are very brittle and also removing the gudgeon pin
    from the old piston so that you can fit to the new one.
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  5. Buy a manual for the bike involved, it will tell you what’s needed, by the way you term "place the head over the piston" makes me think you’ve got a steep learning curve, but you only learn from experience so go for it.
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