Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Slaterville Springs NY
I'm with realshelby, emergency situation fine to throw the old rings back in and as soon as possible do it right. If it is apart in the garage it sounds ridiculous to put back the pistons with the old rings. Break the glaze on the cylinder walls and put in new rings. Change the oil after about 30 minutes of run time and know that you are good to go for a long time afterwards. Hell for that matter, mic the pistons and the bore and replace what needs to be done. If you just throw the old rings back on, please remind me not to buy your used strom in the future. Do it right. This reminds me why I don't like to purchase used motorcycles.
*It entered my blood in 1970 on a Honda QA50*