About to do top-end on KDX200 and trying to make sure I have all necessary tools. That may have been Cap'nBly's problem.
Just make sure that they are all the way in the grooves. Detroit 13. Clip gaps at 6 or 12: The bore was excellent, so it got a light hone. Trying to button up the ol' Maico motor, but I need to remove a pin retainer clip to come in from the other side of the piston....
Pete Payne Friday at 2: Moto Spy: Having extra clips on hand looks like a good idea. First Look: I can only imagine it's much cheaper to produce these split rings with no bending, and justify it by saying they're lighter weight and less chance of a clip coming unseated in a running motor. Feb 19, 2006.
Unfortunately this crappy clip is merely a split ring apparently that's what they're all running nowadays - there's no "ears" bent into the ends to grab hold of with needle-nose pliers.
Don't want the wrist pin to fall out: Guess theres a good reason why not... The Latest. I ordered new clips from two different sources, and they all were of the simple split ring design.
I made a huge mistake, but I didn't know it until after it was back together and I took it for a test ride. Another invaluable tool is a countersink. Media New media New comments.
Countersink [chamfer] the hole a similar amount to what the OEM piston has and installation will go way easier.
Any tips for installing the new clip? Put a clean rag over the bore and work in a clean area just incase the clip does not cooperate and flys across the room. Tweet More...