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2017 gsxr 1000 piston rings

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Hey guys I'm staring to replace my crankcase, due to some damage from a crash to the engine block. Can I reuse the same piston rings or would I need to replace them? The bike only has 9k miles and I don't want to replace them if its not necessary.

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2017 GSXR 1000 9k miles
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I can't think of a good reason to re-use old piston rings, other than false economy.
They're relatively inexpensive, consider the damage if they fail.

Only 9 thousand miles...give that some more thought, consider the harsh environment that they operate in, the # of heat cycles that they've endured etc.

It's not a lawn mower, it's a high rpm, precision machine.

Once the rings are compressed, installed, subjected to heat cycles and wear...they are not intended to be re-used again, if they are removed from the bores and allowed to expand again.
Is it worth the risk?
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