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I know that Hastings rings are popular for most builds. What are thoughts on Total Seal rings?

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S7546
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Cylinder
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I know that Hastings rings are popular for most builds. What are thoughts on Total Seal rings?

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S7546
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STD 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80
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Bore Inch
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Cylinder
2
Total Seal sells a good product, with very good selection and tech support.
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Use a gapless second ring. Imperative you have proper finish on cylinders
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Yes, I have used them for years, on the street and for racing! My fastest engines all had total seal rings. I have had customers complain because their bikes are harder to kick over because they never had a good cylinder seal before.
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