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Guest blatham489

Spark plug cap removal (yes I searched posts)

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Okay, I know its been covered in general, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to remove the spark plug cap without breaking something. (yes the tank is already off) Do I need to remove the top motor mounts? Does it come out easier to left or right? Should I disconnect the coil to provide some slack. Everyone talks about doing it and I feel downright unworthy of calling myself a good shade tree mechanic, ....oh the horror, ....the horror. Please help before I write something obscene on the side of my bike. :thumbsup:

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Just tilt/twist and pull. If that still wont get it, pry it off woth a flat blade screwdriver.

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I use a gasket scraper (1" wide), slide it under the cap slightly and level the cap up, then she comes out really easy. What ever you do dont pull on that lead :thumbsup:

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Install a coil on plug and you wont have this problem!!! Just pull the coil and its off. Good luck

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You can also apply an air nozzle to the drain hole in the side of the head. Hit it with a burst of air and voila off it comes.

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I am not having difficulty getting the cap loose from the plug, I can't the cap out of the way to pull the plug.

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You can also apply an air nozzle to the drain hole in the side of the head. Hit it with a burst of air and voila off it comes

excellent idea ! :thumbsup::devil:

I am not having difficulty getting the cap loose from the plug, I can't the cap out of the way to pull the plug.

You got me on this one :awww: So you cant get the cap out of the well due to?? does it hit the wiring loom/throttle cables? or is the high tension lead not long enough to get the cap out of the well? ( if someone previously cut back the HT lead and reterminated it this could happen) If this is the case just unbolt the coil and out she'll come

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Mystery solved - it is most definitely required to remove the upper motor mounts. Once done, comes right out.

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Mystery solved - it is most definitely required to remove the upper motor mounts. Once done, comes right out.

something wrong there. Routing should look like this: cable%20routouting%20-%20head.JPG

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You shouldnt have had to do anything but remove the tank on a 2001, if you think it is tight in a 2001, try a hayabusa cap on a 2000, you wouldnt think it would ever come out. It does

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