Spark Plug Tool
Posted February 09, 2004 - 05:49 PM
Today I started my journey into the amazing black hole that swallowed the spark plug. I am amazed at the effort required to change the plug and hope that I never have to do it on the trail.
Unfortunately, now that I have made this post it will happen soon. I removed the rad covers, seat and tank. Pushed aside the misc wires and the throttle cables, and lo and behold there was the plug wire. Three trips to the tool box later and 15 minutes later I changed my first plug.
What a frigging nightmear! Is there a specific tool(s) that make this job easier?
Where there tools that came with the bike new that I should go and find?
Oh by the way, still won't start! Hope it's only due to the cold here in Michigan
Posted February 09, 2004 - 06:25 PM
Posted February 09, 2004 - 08:06 PM
You may want to use a universal or a wobble extension on the plug socket, or a longer extension to get above the frame...
A tip for installing the plug... use a 4-6" piece of fuel hose to start to plug in it's hole... if it is going to crossthread, the hose will slip on the plug and save you that heartache...
Try an iridium plug as well, I like them, can't quantify why, just do...
Use some compressed air to blow the crud out before you pull the plug... and add a squirt of WD40 after you install the plug, and then, by using a golf tee to block the drain hole, you should stay nice and dry (and rust free) in there when washing the bike...
Posted February 10, 2004 - 08:57 AM
Posted February 12, 2004 - 09:48 PM
Posted February 13, 2004 - 04:48 PM
Maybe the tank and plastic is different from the 400 to the 426?
Posted February 17, 2004 - 10:38 AM