2005 Arctic Cat ATVs factory service and repair manual, Page 283Get this manual

2005 Arctic Cat ATVs factory service and repair manual, Page 283

Installing Valves PISTON ASSEMBLY I NOTE: Whenever piston, rings, or pin are out of tolerance, they must be replaced 1Apply
the ends of the springs with the closest coils toward .the head I NOTE: If scuffing or seizure marks are too deep to correct
with the sandpaper, replace the piston Towards 4Inspect the perimeter of each piston for signs of excessive "blowby Excessive
"blowby" indicates worn piston rings or an out-of-round cylinderRemoving Piston Rings 1Starting with the top ring, slide
one end of the ring out of the ring-groove 4Place spring retainer over the valve springs; then using the valve spring compressor,
compress the valve springs and install the valve cotters 2Remove each ring by working it toward the dome of the piston while
rotating it out of the grooveI NOTE: If the existing rings will not be replaced with new ones, note the location of each