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Grum 11-01-2006 09:45 PM

Re: Checking/Changing Spark Plugs
 
Get proper plug spanner (hexagonal tube-type thing)

Don't attempt while engine is hot. (you'll burn yourself)

Pull leads off plug tops, unscrew plugs (anti-clockwise)

Inpsect. Should not be all black and oily. If they are go to bike shop.

Screw new plugs into holes. Ensure they're going in straight. They should be as easy to screw in as they were to screw out. If they get tight prematurely you might be cross-threading them (bad) Maybe add a little oil to threads to ease insertion. Don't over tighten. Read instructions on box. About 1/4 to 1/2 turn after the washer seats is good. Shove plug leads back on top. Go for ride.

rwven 11-02-2006 02:06 AM

Re: Checking/Changing Spark Plugs
 
You have an aversion to bike manuals? Buying that manual will be the best motorcycle related $14.95 you could spend.

acecycleins 11-02-2006 02:18 AM

Re: Checking/Changing Spark Plugs
 
step one: remove the old plug

step two: replace with new plug

step three: crack open a beer and celebrate your mechanical prowess.

seruzawa 11-02-2006 02:56 AM

Re: Checking/Changing Spark Plugs
 
That's a very polite way to express what I was thinking. Thank you.

longride 11-02-2006 03:05 AM

Re: Checking/Changing Spark Plugs
 
"Not sure the best way to go about it just short of buying a bike manual."



I'd say that 50 buck manual will save you hundreds, if not thousands in maintenance and repair. I'd say the best way to go about it is to get the manual.

SRMark 11-02-2006 04:07 AM

Re: Checking/Changing Spark Plugs
 
Sell it.

JLWarrior 11-02-2006 04:59 AM

Re: Checking/Changing Spark Plugs
 
I am a firm believer in putting a dab of never-seize on the threads. Aluminum (most heads) and steel (most plugs) and heat can be a bad combination.

Neal 11-02-2006 05:14 AM

Re: Checking/Changing Spark Plugs
 
Nix the oil on threads...use anti-seize. Always

electraglider_1997 11-02-2006 06:29 AM

Re: Checking/Changing Spark Plugs
 
Use anti-seize on the threads. Don't over-tighten.

anrajala 11-02-2006 07:05 AM

Re: Checking/Changing Spark Plugs
 
ditto



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