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Eliminating oil rings

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Post Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:05 pm

Posts: 139
Location: USA
I was strolling in Indian land and noticed Kiwi Indian and some other Indian sites are only using two piston rings eliminating the bottom oil ring in their motors.Anybody try this on a Harley flathead ,I am using Total Seal rings in my motor.Any comments would be appreciated.

Post Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:43 am

Posts: 199
Location: Cedar Springs Mi USA

You are misunderstanding.

Indian pistons have three compression rings, and an oil ring below that. It is common practice to eliminate the 3rd comp ring to reduce the extra unnecessary friction. The oil rings stay intact.

Post Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:52 am

Posts: 139
Location: USA
Fabercycle,Thanks for the clarification about the third ring being eliminated,I thought I had stumbled across some strange secret Indian racing tip it and didn't realize the Indians had three compression rings. :D :D

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