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Old 04-03-2014, 11:37 PM   #1
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Replacing Spark Plugs 07 GSXR 600

So I'm about to try replacing the plugs on my 07 GSXR 600 track bike I picked up a few months ago. It's been running a little rough at idle, and at low RPMs in general. I had a couple guys (CraigRR, Albert from Mainland Cycle) listen to it and they suggested plugs. Sure enough, I googled it and came up with this video- sounds very similar to what mine's doing. Not sure how many miles are on the bike- current odo reads ~5500, but previous owner said something like ~10,000 when he sold it to me.


So I have 2 questions, basically.

1. Once I take out the plugs, is this something an AutoZone or O'Reilly's would carry? Or do I need to plan a trip to CycleGear or somewhere else up North?

2. I've never changed plugs before, on anything bigger than a lawnmower, anyway. Anything I should look out for, or any tips and tricks for making it easier? I have a general idea of where the plugs are, and have taken off the tank before, but not the airbox.
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So I'm about to try replacing the plugs on my 07 GSXR 600 track bike I picked up a few months ago. It's been running a little rough at idle, and at low RPMs in general. I had a couple guys (CraigRR, Albert from Mainland Cycle) listen to it and they suggested plugs. Sure enough, I googled it and came up with this video- sounds very similar to what mine's doing. Not sure how many miles are on the bike- current odo reads ~5500, but previous owner said something like ~10,000 when he sold it to me.

2007 Gsxr 600 Misfire - YouTube

So I have 2 questions, basically.

1. Once I take out the plugs, is this something an AutoZone or O'Reilly's would carry? Or do I need to plan a trip to CycleGear or somewhere else up North?

2. I've never changed plugs before, on anything bigger than a lawnmower, anyway. Anything I should look out for, or any tips and tricks for making it easier? I have a general idea of where the plugs are, and have taken off the tank before, but not the airbox.
Dude, just call me for some help. I can change plugs anytime if that's your problem. Pm me for the phone #
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:00 AM   #3
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Changing plugs is real easy, and i doupt a autoparts would have the spark plugs u need. I get mine from ebay cheapest and convenient
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:23 AM   #4
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Also clean or replace the air filter. Throttle body need adjustment once and then and also the both of the sensors on the throttle body, primary on the bottom facing the engine and the secondary on top. There are lots of videos on you tube showing you how to do the jump under the seat to put the bike on "dealer mode" to perform these adjustments... or you can just take it to Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited and let him take a look at it?
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autozone will have the spark plugs, they even carry the oil filters for most bikes
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Just finished replacing the plugs- it made a huge difference! Hope it stays this way. It was either the plugs, or re-installing the fuel pump O-ring that I had leftover from the last time I took the tank off , or a combination of the two. AutoZone had the exact plugs that came out of it, they weren't that hard to get out once I found the right combination of sockets-extensions-u-joints to get down to them. She's running much smoother now.

Thanks for the advice guys.
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Just finished replacing the plugs- it made a huge difference! Hope it stays this way. It was either the plugs, or re-installing the fuel pump O-ring that I had leftover from the last time I took the tank off , or a combination of the two. AutoZone had the exact plugs that came out of it, they weren't that hard to get out once I found the right combination of sockets-extensions-u-joints to get down to them. She's running much smoother now.

Thanks for the advice guys.
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