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Old 06-20-2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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Wow! Thanks a million!
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:32 PM   #2
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Default Sparkplugs are wrong color

The sparkplugs on my 1983 Honda Magna have turned from a spotless gray-ash colored hue (much like the Confederate flag) to a sooty teal-aquamarine speckled with what looks like doughnut sprinkles.

If I change the oil back to 10-40 Mobil, will this have an effect on the spark plugs? Also, will cookie-dough help increase the compression? I've been squeezing a few teaspoons of double fudge brownie mix into the spark plug holes with a cake decorator in hopes of getting some of the lost power back (bike has over 200,000 kms) but so far it seems to have actually made the bike run worse, along with the sparking plug problem previously mentioned.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:42 PM   #3
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fortunatly it's a simple fix, merely remove whats left of the air cleaner element and pour a few table spoons of Bon Ami down each carb throat with the engine running around 4500 rpm. Not only will this clean the plugs it'll also clean the cylnders and rings.
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:57 AM   #4
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valve grinding compound works a lot better (and faster) than bon ami.
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:23 PM   #5
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There is an easy and excellent fix for early Honda V-4s. Simply remove the air cleaner and oil fill plug. Stuff as much plastique into the exposed orifices as you can by hand. Insert detonators into the plastique masses and set them off. Viola! Permanent V-4 fix.
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