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I'm installing a Wisceo Pro-lite piston on my 06' RM125 and I'm a little confused when it comes to the circlips. Do i align the opening of the circlip with the dimple in the piston used to pop the circlip out, which is at the bottom right hand side of the piston or do I align the opening straight up or straight down. Can anyone help me out?

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As long as the circlip fits completely in the groove it can be aligned any way you choose.

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Snap-ring pliers are your friend. :p

My circlips are just round. No snap ring holes. Should there be?

My cirlclips look like this: C haha

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just make sure you are kinda rotating them as you are putting them in (kind of roll them in) and dont force them in or it may damage circlip causing them to come out later down the road

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Snap-ring pliers are your friend. :p

My circlip pliers only work on circlips, not round bent pieces of spring steel also known as circlips.:ride:

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Yeah ditto on the roll them in.

Still, I much prefer putting circlips in than those damn piston rings!

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Sorry, I was thinking about something else. :p

A small screwdriver gets them out easily. For installation, I start them in with my fingers, then use a small screwdriver to pop them into place.

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So it doesn't matter which way the circlips go in?

No. As long as they're completely in the grooves you're good to go.

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I try for an hour, get pissed off, take a break and go at them again. I resorted to pushing them in with my finger tips.:p Maybe I'll try a small flathead screw driver next.

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Start em with needlenose pliers and push the rest in with a dental pick!

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I was always told to put the opening facing either up or down so when the piston stops at TDC or BDC of the stroke the circlip will not try to compress like it could if the opening were on either side

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I was always told to put the opening facing either up or down so when the piston stops at TDC or BDC of the stroke the circlip will not try to compress like it could if the opening were on either side
yes... opening should either face up or down

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I was always told to put the opening facing either up or down so when the piston stops at TDC or BDC of the stroke the circlip will not try to compress like it could if the opening were on either side

1st time I ever heard of that! I put mine in any way they fit.

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1st time I ever heard of that! I put mine in any way they fit.

Amen to that.:p

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