spark plug


8 replies to this topic
  • silveradoss

Posted June 15, 2004 - 04:40 PM

#1

I recently changed my spark plug and it was rusty. I know there is a drain hole on the side of the cylinder but what I want to know is, is there a way to prevent water from getting in the drain hole when washing?

  • twistngrip

Posted June 15, 2004 - 05:11 PM

#2

Most of the water should just drain back out when you are finished with the wash. A little compressed air blown into the drain hole should dry out any remaining water. :thumbsup:

  • sirthumpalot

Posted June 16, 2004 - 12:49 AM

#3

I recently changed my spark plug and it was rusty. I know there is a drain hole on the side of the cylinder but what I want to know is, is there a way to prevent water from getting in the drain hole when washing?


Don't hit it with the pressure washer or hose directly.

  • icemachines

Posted June 16, 2004 - 05:59 PM

#4

I start up my bike after washing, Let it get up to operating temp. haven't had a rusty plug since. :thumbsup:

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  • vanisland

Posted June 16, 2004 - 07:31 PM

#5

a golf tee will plug this hole when washing the bike

  • RJB

Posted June 17, 2004 - 05:44 PM

#6

Am I missing something - where is this drain hole? Not sure I recall seeing it and can't check it given my baby is 500 miles away :thumbsup:

  • Fastest1

Posted June 17, 2004 - 06:46 PM

#7

On the right side of the cylinder, the little hole.

  • RJB

Posted June 18, 2004 - 07:01 AM

#8

Aha - that one - got it thanks

  • 00YZ426FMRCD

Posted June 18, 2004 - 09:57 AM

#9

No need to worry about the rust. This is normal. As one forum member said, "Just don't use a pressure washer or go heavy with the rinse on the cylinder and you will be fine"

Thanks - RCD





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