I broke three rings last night trying to get my piston into the cylinder. ARRRGGH! Now I have to wait several days until moped warehouse sends me some new rings. (I still have 1 good ring left on the piston.)
Anyone have advice on getting the piston to slide into the cylinder more easily? I tried wrapping a thin piece of cardboard around the piston to compress the rings, but it didn't seem to help much.
At first I was trying to do this with the piston connected to the connecting rod. I got frustrated with this and took the piston off, and broke my second to last of 4 rings trying to get the piston in from the bottom of the cylinder.
Does anyone have tricks or just plain advice for me? I was about ready to throw the damn thing across the garage last night. Should I try from the other side of the cylinder? I have to take the pin all the way out to do this.