First time replacing piston rings

Jessie Paull /
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I recently got these replacement rings from Treats for my Hobbit:

https://www.treatland.tv/OEM-honda-NC50-NA50-PA50-ring-SET-p/oem-ring-set-13010-gf8-306.htm

I had never done this before, but it seemed pretty straight forward:

-I removed the old rings, carefully slid the new ones on

-Put on new base and head gaskets

-Oiled everything up, carefully compressed the rings and slid the cylinder back on

-Swapped the old bolts for studs and torqued them down to spec (the bolts were stripped out or something and wouldn't torque down enough when I first put the cylinder back on)

I felt pretty good about everything, but when I went to start it back up I had NO compression (gauge reads only 25 PSI). I checked for leaks around the cylinder (head and case) by spraying soapy water and didn't find anything.

So I'm thinking that it must be that I didn't install the the piston rings correctly - I did leave out the "helper ring" that came with the set, so I'm hoping that it's. Are the other things I should be checking for when I pull the cylinder back off, though? (edited)

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  First time replacing piston ringsTopic by: Jessie Paull Jessie Paull 08/10/20 11:31AM
  Re: First time replacing piston ringsRe: Bob Naske Bob Naske 08/10/20 02:03PM
  Re: First time replacing piston ringsRe: Jessie Paull Jessie Paull 08/10/20 02:16PM
  Re: First time replacing piston ringsRe: Mike Boyd Mike Boyd 08/10/20 02:34PM
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  Re: First time replacing piston ringsRe: Dirty30 Dillon Dirty30 Dillon 08/10/20 05:42PM
  Re: First time replacing piston ringsRe: Jessie Paull Jessie Paull 08/10/20 07:23PM
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  Re: First time replacing piston ringsRe: Jessie Paull Jessie Paull 08/10/20 10:00PM
  Re: First time replacing piston ringsRe: pat splat pat splat 08/10/20 07:18PM
  Re: First time replacing piston ringsRe: Jessie Paull Jessie Paull 08/10/20 07:21PM
  Re: First time replacing piston ringsRe: Richard Eberline Richard Eberline 08/10/20 07:44PM
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  Re: First time replacing piston ringsRe: Jessie Paull Jessie Paull 08/10/20 10:09PM
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  Re: First time replacing piston ringsRe: Jessie Paull Jessie Paull 08/15/20 12:17PM
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