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Old 03-02-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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In the middle of changing spark plugs.

What the F%#$ did i get myself into.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:47 PM   #3
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Not as easy as i thought it would be.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:49 PM   #5
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:59 PM   #6
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Bike. Originally I wanted to check if the stock coils were bad since I heard there was a recall on them. I thought I would change the plugs while I was down there also. But it's a little tougher then I anticipated. I have been having problems with it dying on me when I come to a stop. The idle drops really low and the bike then dies. I got one of the coils out and it's the Mitsubishi kind, the ones you are suppose to replace the stock ones with. Doesn't look like it's in bad shape. Any thoughts on what it could be?
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What type of bike? What's your rpm idle?
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:08 PM   #8
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It doesn't happen a lot. I bought this bike like a month ago. When it does drop it drops to like 1500rpm or lower. I got all the coils out. They look to be in pretty good shape. I will post pics of them in a bit.
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did you torque them to specs? or you just screw them on?

it also might just be bad gas....did you pump gas right after you installing the plugs?
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I haven't even gotten that far. I just pulled out all the coils. I will replace the plugs tomorrow after work. I got off too late today to go and buy some. Tomorrow after work i will purchase them and finish off the job.
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Pics of the coils.


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The coils look fine.
R6 or R6S?
How many miles are on the bike?
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I pulled out the spark plugs. Is this rubber cap looking thing suppose to be on the spark plug. This was on #1.

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Take that rubber off it doesn't need protection.
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I pulled out the spark plugs. Is this rubber cap looking thing suppose to be on the spark plug. This was on #1.

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That's the thing that prevent the plug from fouling out.
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That's the thing that prevent the plug from fouling out.
Elaborate please. I didn't put it in there like that. That's the old plug I pulled out. Either way I finally finished. Test drove for a couple of miles and it does seem a little more responsive and the idle was steady throughout. Idle is set really high though, at 2100rpm so tomorrow I will try and bring it lower to around 1500rpm.
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little known fact. changing spark plugs is one of the toughest tasks in all of motorcycles.
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It really depends on the bike that you have as to whether or not it is difficult or not. I could do my bike in a few minutes.
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It really depends on the bike that you have as to whether or not it is difficult or not. I could do my bike in a few minutes.
I suppose. Once I tried to change mine and took off the tank and everything, still couldnt get the fkn things out. Then I realized that I could get all 4 out with the handy dandy spark plug tool in the tool kit under the seat without even removing the fairings!!
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