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Old 12-12-2008, 08:24 AM   #1
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Sparkplug hole repair

Do they make Helicoil repair kits for 2004 R6's? Does the head need to come off?

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Old 12-12-2008, 08:34 AM   #2
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personally i prefer to pull heads when doing a helicoil in the sparkplug holes. i have heard storeis of people doing it, but when you do the oversize vut i just dont see how you can keep every bit of metal out....
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must pull the head......not sure about heli's for spark plugs ?

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It can be fixed without pulling head, but highly suggest paying a pro to do it and not have to buy a head and pay to put it on
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It can be fixed without pulling head, but highly suggest paying a pro to do it and not have to buy a head and pay to put it on

So, does the engine need to come out? I can't imagine trying to drill down into the head with everything in the way.
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So, does the engine need to come out? I can't imagine trying to drill down into the head with everything in the way.
Hopefully not, we have 90 degree drills that work purdy good, it is labor intensive in some cases, but still cheaper than the alternative, really need to see it, can U send me pics?
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I haven't taken any pictures yet. It happened lastnight and I left everything as it sat ( after I slung the busted torque wrench across the driveway ) I stripped #4. The engine needs a valve adjustment anyway ( 34k miles ) so would it not be easier all the way around, just to pull the engine and have it all done outside of the bike at once?

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We adjust valves with the engine in the chassis, but either way, usually we do what we can to save customers money, and only pull it if necessary, my suggestion is stop now and have someone fix the hole and adjust valves after the plug hole repair
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