Corrosion in plug hole
Posted November 29, 2001 - 08:46 AM
Do I have to pull the top end to get that cleaned up? It seems to be running fine. Weird though, I noticed it after I cut the gray wire. It was not corroded before this mod.
Posted November 29, 2001 - 08:54 AM
Once I started running mine after a wash job , I never again have had a corrosion issue.
[ November 29, 2001: Message edited by: YAMAKAZE ]
Posted November 29, 2001 - 09:05 AM
Replace the plug with a new one and put some Never-Seize (?) on the threads before installation. This stuff will stop the corrosion and lube the threads. I will try to find some information while here at work. I've got a can of it at home...
Posted November 29, 2001 - 11:55 AM
Posted November 29, 2001 - 12:19 PM
Posted November 29, 2001 - 04:57 PM
I use to tape the hole every wash but after changing the spark plug at 5000kms I still had rust and muck, thus don't bother anymore.
Many people say to start the bike up after a wash but I always don't due to using high pressure hose and my air filter always get's quite wet. I should cover it, but it means taking the seat off.
With my new bike I just spray it with WD40 while the bike is lent over and the water comes out. Also after time, another area to watch out is the throttle grip getting corrosion from many washes between it and the handle bar.
But this is all like oiling your chain. I know a bloke who doesn't oil his chain at all and it seems to last near as long as my chain that I use to oil. So now instead of spending money on chain oil I just spray the chain with WD40 after each wash and it's been fine. No more excess oil going on your nicely washed back wheel/rim after each ride!