Stupid Question about Spark Plug
Posted January 24, 2005 - 04:43 PM
Have only had my 04 WR 450F for a few months. . . Have changed the oil and filter a few times which was relatively easy. Thought about checking the spark plug. Looked at the manual and it gave almost no instructions on how to remove.
From my guess, I need to remove the seat and gas tank. But before I do I thought I would ask the Thumper Gods. Am I missing anything?
Thanks for your input and please be kind. I realize this is a "beginner" question.
Posted January 24, 2005 - 05:04 PM
Posted January 24, 2005 - 05:09 PM
But I'm no thumper god.
Posted January 24, 2005 - 05:35 PM
Posted January 24, 2005 - 06:25 PM
Posted January 24, 2005 - 06:47 PM
You forgot to mention the crucial "Twist and Bend" for removing the spark plug coil. Twist the coil back and forth gently to break the seal with the porcelin, then apply a slight side load on the coil (towards the throttle side) as you pull up on the coil connector. If you just pull straight up, it may feel like you have to use so much force that it might break the coil connector. Practice it a few times in the garage to get a feel for it, because you definitely don't want to have to figure it out on the trail for the first time. A few choice cuss words may be necessary , but resist the temptation to grab the vise grips or hammer.
Posted January 24, 2005 - 07:35 PM
wow,well that explains that!! since i got my new toy electric pressure washer...
Well, I found this out from personal expereince myself. So now I'm really careful now! Been there, done it! Just trying to save others the same grief. Looks like I may have!
Posted January 25, 2005 - 12:05 PM