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Old 02-24-2009, 08:48 AM   #1
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need help with spark plugs

I've never done it, seen it done, have no idea how and can't find a DIY for my bike.

My time is running out before the trackday on the 7th and Javi is unavailable right now. Normally I wouldn't go anywhere else but I need this done!

Is anyone willing to come over to my place this weekend that knows what they are doing to help me swap put my spark plugs?
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:05 AM   #3
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few miles from hwy 6 and westheimer
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If it's anything like on my bike, it's a pain in the to get to those suckers.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:11 AM   #5
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If it's anything like on my bike, it's a pain in the to get to those suckers.
yep

it requires removing(moving) the tank and dropping the airbox. thast about all i know.
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yep. disconnect several hoses, fight in that tiny space to pull the coils out then manage to somehow get a spark plug socket down in there to pull out the plugs. Also keep a strong magnet tool handy to help you get the plug out of the hole.
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and don't forget your dialectic (sp?) grease.
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oh i guess i should mention i dont have a spark plug socket or a magnet/long pliers.

the grease usually comes with plugs though.
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oh i guess i should mention i dont have a spark plug socket or a magnet/long pliers.

the grease usually comes with plugs though.
Didn't come with my NKG plugs. I have the tools if you need em Matt.
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You need a plug socket. It will hold the pugs for you. Its easy to do. Use a long phillips to losen the screws on the 4 tubes to the airbox. Pull the small hoses off. Pull the old plugs. Put never seize on new ones and turn extension by hand backwards a little at first to make sure you start the threads right. You will be screwed if you mess up the threads. Screw them in till tightness feels right and put everything back where it was.
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The socket and an extension is very necessary. I wouldnt even bother to mess with it without them.
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You need a plug socket. It will hold the pugs for you. Its easy to do. Use a long phillips to losen the screws on the 4 tubes to the airbox. Pull the small hoses off. Pull the old plugs. Put never seize on new ones and turn extension by hand backwards a little at first to make sure you start the threads right. You will be screwed if you mess up the threads. Screw them in till tightness feels right and put everything back where it was.
It's not that it's difficult work. But I wouldn't call it easy. The angle of the spark plugs combined with the small amount of working space in that frame is a major pain in the .

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The socket and an extension is very necessary. I wouldnt even bother to mess with it without them.
What he said!
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Send me a pm. I am off of 59 and crabriver and might beable to help.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:34 AM   #14
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I say you do it yourself. You can learn 1000 ways of how not to change spark plugs and learn 1 way of how to change sparkplugs.
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It takes some time, but it is easy. I would rather change the plugs myself than pull the plastics and change the oil.
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It takes some time, but it is easy. I would rather change the plugs myself than pull the plastics and change the oil.
I'd take the oil route any day myself. But I also don't have the best setup for working on the bike right now and oil is easiest to do right there at my apartment.
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^ where can i get some NKG plugs @ dogg ? lol
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I use a ratchet strap from a rafter in garage to pull the tank as far out of the way as possible without damage. It makes a world of difference.
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The new Busa plastics are . It takes way longer than the GSXR. I need an oil change and I usually do it myself, but I will prolly pay for oil changes on the Busa.
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^ where can i get some NKG plugs @ dogg ? lol
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I use a ratchet strap from a rafter in garage to pull the tank as far out of the way as possible without damage. It makes a world of difference.
ya, that would make things easier.
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