XR600 Spark Plug Removal


15 replies to this topic
  • pd10913

Posted May 28, 2007 - 07:26 AM

#1

I might be the odd one out but I've noticed that removing the spark plug from my XR600 is a bit tricky and since I have fitted an Acerbis Long Range Tank, it is now an absolute pain in the ass, so much so I avoid even attempting to remove and check the condition of the plug.

Is there an easier way or a specific plug remover for this task?

At the moment I just use a standard plug socket wrench

  • Jon-D

Posted May 28, 2007 - 07:48 AM

#2

i feel your pain. I have a larger tank as well so I end up pulling it before changing out the plug to make things easer. I use a spark plug wrench (a tall cheap one with the holes at the top) to remove the plug. My automotive spark plug wrench's don’t fit as easily and seem a bit cumbersome in comparison.

  • creeky

Posted May 28, 2007 - 08:15 AM

#3

The plug wrench that comes with the bike's tool kit works best. Don't forget to blow the accumulated dirt and crud away from the spark plug base before removal.

  • Firelyle

Posted May 28, 2007 - 08:32 AM

#4

I don't have an oversized tank but I know it is a complete pain to change a plug without the right wrench for that bike. Not too expensive to get but well worth the money!

  • pd10913

Posted May 28, 2007 - 09:01 AM

#5

Thanks for that, I'll chase up honda for a proper wrench, be worth the cost I reckon!

  • Jeff@TheQuadShop

Posted May 28, 2007 - 05:13 PM

#6

Actually the best plug wrench to use is the one that came with the XR400, it is a hinged design and works very easily even with my Acerbis 5.8 tank.

  • Beerad

Posted May 29, 2007 - 01:24 PM

#7

The plug wrench that comes with the bike's tool kit works best. Don't forget to blow the accumulated dirt and crud away from the spark plug base before removal.


Like Creeky said, the one that comes with the bike works the best. All the aftermarket ones (Sockets and such) are too thick to fit into the hole. :)

  • focallength

Posted May 29, 2007 - 01:37 PM

#8

I had to use the wrench that came with the toolkit in the saddlebag. Ordering it will run you about $20. All normal 18mm sockets are too thick in diameter and cant fit into the well. the plug remover that comes with the bike works just fine.

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  • butcharin

Posted May 29, 2007 - 01:50 PM

#9

I bought a cheap 18mm plug socket and turned it down to fit. The socket was like $4 and I have used a metal lathe. my 2 cents.:)

  • Jeff@TheQuadShop

Posted May 29, 2007 - 04:06 PM

#10

Like Creeky said, the one that comes with the bike works the best. All the aftermarket ones (Sockets and such) are too thick to fit into the hole. :)



If your going to buy one from Honda, the one for the XR400 works better than the one for the XR600. I have both and always use the one for the 400 because of the hinge and it uses a 14mm wrench instead of a screw driver to turn it. You have more angle options with the wrench than you do with a screw drive and the holes.

  • pd10913

Posted May 30, 2007 - 01:37 AM

#11

excellent, a 400 wrench it will be.

Thanks

  • pd10913

Posted May 30, 2007 - 05:22 AM

#12

Just to confirm, when you say the 400 is better because of the HINGE, I take it that it is not the ordinary long reach socket for the 400 that can be turned with either a spanner or a ratchet?

It's just Ive been looking on the web and most of the 400 plug tools I can find are just that but I'm interested in this hinged one because of the oversize tank I have.

  • Jeff@TheQuadShop

Posted May 30, 2007 - 06:44 AM

#13

The hinged one is the one that came with my 96 XR400 when I bought it new. It is about the same lenght as the one that comes with the XR600.
It can be turned with a 14mm wrench or a ratchet and socket. I have an IMS 4.7 and Acerbis 5.8, it works with both tanks perfectly.

  • Coolidge

Posted May 30, 2007 - 02:12 PM

#14

My 18MM $nap-On socket was thin enough to fit w/out mods to socket

  • 1991xr600

Posted February 07, 2016 - 01:57 PM

#15

yeap coolidge is right, an off brand 18mm long shaft from advanced auto fit with a little socket extender on an 3/8 drive..$5.95


Edited by 1991xr600, February 07, 2016 - 01:58 PM.


  • JoeRC51

Posted February 07, 2016 - 04:06 PM

#16

I've got a plug socket from Autozone. It has a swivel extension attached to the back of the socket.







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