What Tool for On Trail Spark Plug Removal



8 replies to this topic
  • The_Missile

Posted September 09, 2002 - 02:55 AM

#1

I have been riding over a year before I realised the tools I had for changing my spark plug far from home are useless because I cant access the plug. What do y'all carry for far from home plug changes ?

  • wrong

Posted September 09, 2002 - 03:07 AM

#2

The stock spark plug tool.

  • HaremScarem

Posted September 09, 2002 - 04:36 AM

#3

I use a small hip pack that contains 8,10,12 mm
1/4" drive sockets, 3 plugs, various jetting, folding allen wrenches, stock plug tool and a small 14mm for the top of the plug tool, leatherman, bailing wire, clutch lever and a 13/16 for those poor 2 smokers I always see fouled on the side of the trail. :)

  • PumpkinHumper

Posted September 09, 2002 - 06:11 AM

#4

I use

the stock sparkplug tool.
A 12mm wrench for the sparkplug tool.
A 1/4" drive ratchet, extension, and socket for the shrouds and tank bolts.
2 plugs in acerbis plug proctectors.

I stuff all that into a small triangular bicycle underseat bag that I got at target. I then stuff it begind the numberplate and use the strap on the bag to attach it to the steering stem.

Works great. And its not on your body.

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  • The_Missile

Posted September 09, 2002 - 09:29 PM

#5

what all is the stock spark plug tool? I got my bike second hand and it cam without tools. Anyone have a part # for me ?

  • Pyroted

Posted September 10, 2002 - 06:13 AM

#6

Why worry. If your bike is jetted properly you will never need to change your plug when you are riding. BTW I ran my original plug for 2 years. Never had any loss of power and no gain in performance when I did change the plug. I have all of the Mods and bike runs sweet. I have had more problems with losing bolts and levers(to breakage) than any mechanical problems.

Just ride!! Don't worry

  • PumpkinHumper

Posted September 11, 2002 - 06:17 AM

#7

I havent fowled a plug in a long time also. Stock jetting. Go figure. But for those of us who ride in the winter snow, you will quickly discover, that yz 4 strokes dont like the cold. Mine is really hard to get fired when its 10 degrees outside. A fowled plug is often the result.

  • cnacc

Posted September 11, 2002 - 06:59 AM

#8

Missile, I got my bike second hand as well. I just went to my local dealer and told him I needed the spark plug tool(you need this on or off of the trail). Your local mechanic will know exactly what you need.

  • WR_Jason

Posted September 11, 2002 - 07:53 AM

#9

I keep all the tools on the bike except a 3/8 rachet that I keep in my camel back. I have a 2 1/2 inch (I think, fits perfectly)wobbler rachet extension I keep in one side of the swing arm recess hole, I keep the socket in the other side. Inside the spark plug socket is the 10 and 12 mm sockets and there is also a spare masterlink in there. My extra spark plug is safe and sound inside the tail light lense, it fits in there snug and dry and the tail light still works. I keep a multi tool in my camel back to remove the two screws for the tail light lense.
BTW, I have never had to change a plug on the trail even after doing the WR submarine drill :D . I have had to replace my master link clip once though :) . I have also never lost any of the tools I keep in the swing arm holes or the plastic hole covers, so its a decent place to keep your James Bond stuff :D .




 
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