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Old 06-21-2010, 07:49 AM   #1
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removing sparkplugs

Okay, so I don't have the tool kit that came with my SV.

So, I'm trying to replace spark plugs and got my trusty spark plug socket wrench adapter and lo ... the adapter is too big to fit down into the hole where my spark plug is ... ... now what?

Is there a specific motorcycle adapter?
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:55 AM   #2
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Ive had this problem before with my bikes(GSXRs Mainly). Ive always had good luck with a Craftsman Deep Wall Sockets(has to be a craftsman) and a couple 3/8 drive extensions put together. Ive learned that craftsman sockets have a thinner wall than other brand sockets allowing them to fit down inside the head and reach the spark plugs.

Hopefully that helps with your problem!
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I have never had a problem. I have all craftsman tools. There is no reason to need a moto specific socket
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:26 PM   #5
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I thought I had this same problem, but I found out I had the wrong spark plug replacement I was basing my size off.

That's the only time I had a problem removing it. No moto-specific tool here.
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