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Old 04-15-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
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New Spark Plugs

Its about time mile wise for me to change my plugs according to the manual (8000mi) so I ordered some last week and am waiting for them to come in. I read a pretty thorough write up on a bike specific forum and I think I should be able to do it just as easily as he stated. However this will be my first time to try and the last time i tried doing the maintenance on the bike I ended up having to schlep it over to the dealer to clean up the mess.

Sooo what I really need is to find some shop suggestions or somebody who I can go to for help if I manage to royally screw this up, without having to wait too long. I can take it to the dealer again, but they always take at least a week when I go there, which sucks considering how nice the weather has been lately. Their prices aren't too bad since I always stack jobs when I go there so I get alot of work for that hour of labor I pay for, thing is this is my only vehicle so I really don't like not having it.
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Its a pretty easy job, just take your time and Im sure the write up went into a step by step detail. U r a bit away from me in distance but I don't forsee any problems u'd run into... just twist the spark plug wire leads as you pull them out steadily; don't jerk...
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:34 PM   #4
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Start the new plugs by hand and turn them until they are most of the way in! Do not start them with a wrench.
Cylinder head aluminum is fairly soft and spark plug threads are fairly hard (this makes for easy cross thread).
If you accidently cross thread the plug hole it is a bish (= $$) to get it fixed.
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...... but when i have problems being able to screw other things i normally tie them up and lube the out of it. dont be afraid do get rough with it. if you cant handle it with the tool you have maybe the task is to hard for you. in which case if could be time for some tag team action and maybe even a foursome...
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:37 PM   #6
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Thanks for the tips/offers. They should be here Thursday at the latest, but I was planning to do this on saturday morning and take my time.
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