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Old 03-04-2012, 07:27 PM   #21
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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!!
It took me like an hour to get the last one out. Some duct tape on my finger got it out lol. Go figure. Anyways, the problem is still there. The bike can't hold an idle after riding for a while. I'm gonna try some sea foam as suggested by Patrick from Moto Unlmt. Any other suggestions?
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:05 AM   #22
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little known fact. changing spark plugs is one of the toughest tasks in all of motorcycles.

Ha! No ! I also found that the hard way!
After removing everything in my bike (2001 Triumph Speed Triple) to get to the plugs, I was not able to remove them. None of my 5/8 spark plug sockets fit into the area where the spark plug is located. Seems like I need to get me a thin wall spark plug socket. All the hassle of removing the plastics, fuel tank and airbox (air box was a to remove) was for nothing. I was only able to clean and re-oil the BMC air filter.

To add insult to the injury I destroy my PC Commander III. I was reading on the Dynojet site about updating the firmware and decided to try it but the update process crash and the Power Commander never power up again. After this the bike didn't start so I had to remove the PC Commander and put everything back to stock. After a quick Google search I found that this happen to other people, the fix is to order some gizmo from Dynojet to reset the unit. I guess now that the Power Commander is gone I can start using the TuneECU software and load a new map.
Interesting that now that the Power Commander is gone the bike is not backfiring under hard deceleration.
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I was shocked to find that spark plugs cost $15/each!
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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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Bunch on nonsense.
Your joking, it would not be possibe to thread the plug in or out with that obstuction on the threads.
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Bunch on nonsense.
Your joking, it would not be possibe to thread the plug in or out with that obstuction on the threads.
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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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Looks like the protector that goes inside the spark plug socket to prevent damage to the porcelain and the tip of the sp.
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Bunch on nonsense.
Your joking, it would not be possibe to thread the plug in or out with that obstuction on the threads.
Not joking at all. Thats how I pulled that sucker out.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:32 AM   #28
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little known fact. changing spark plugs is one of the toughest tasks in all of motorcycles.
not a bad job at all on an FJR. Pretty easy as a matter of fact.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:42 AM   #29
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Not joking at all. Thats how I pulled that sucker out.
Then that cylinder was not firing at all. The last person that worked on your bike was a idiot
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Then that cylinder was not firing at all. The last person that worked on your bike was a idiot
As people have said already, there is no way to bolt down the spark plug on the engine with that cover. OP is playing with the mechanically challenged
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I was shocked to find that spark plugs cost $15/each!
you over paid

Kawi asked similar for the NGK iridium plugs, found them for half the price at Advanced Auto parts or something like that.

Anyway, I don't think the job is that hard.

Pull the tank up and out of the way, remove the air box, change plugs.

It took me maybe 2 hours the first time.
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Not joking at all. Thats how I pulled that sucker out.
I have no idea how that would work.
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As people have said already, there is no way to bolt down the spark plug on the engine with that cover. OP is playing with the mechanically challenged
There is no need for me to lie. I can promise you guys thats how it came out. I don't have any idea why it would even be in there.
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There is no need for me to lie. I can promise you guys thats how it came out. I don't have any idea why it would even be in there.
I'm telling you there was no way that black thing fit in the hole (what she said)

This must be a joke

There is no way you unscrewed the plug, and pulled it out like that.

Should you be in a Kitchen?
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When you get everything in able to run, let it warm up, then spray a water bottle on each header coming out of a cylinder, if one doesn't evaborate, boil, fizzle like the other ones, you know something is up.

Usually its the Denso coils that go bad in these bikes though...
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When you get everything in able to run, let it warm up, then spray a water bottle on each header coming out of a cylinder, if one doesn't evaborate, boil, fizzle like the other ones, you know something is up.

Usually its the Denso coils that go bad in these bikes though...
Thanks, I will try this as well.
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Not joking at all. Thats how I pulled that sucker out.
I think Dos Equis figured it out. You would have to think that pulling that out of a cylinder it would at least have some thread marks on it.
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Okay. Now this makes sense. I was using my dad's tools, so it could've been a leftover rubber deal from when he last used them. Anyways, anyone know a cheap an easy way to drain the gas out of the tank. Im gonna try some seafoam and see if that helps.
yea.. a 50c rubber tube.. siphon it out.. and remove the tank.. dump the rest.
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