Removing front sparkplug shortcut

Chris Burgess chris at
Mon Oct 12 09:52:58 PDT 2009

And if you don't have a spark plug socket then just use a the extendable

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 9:39 AM, Ernest Montague <afm199 at>wrote:

> Just undo the rad bolts and remove the horn. Pull the radiator toward the
> front and right ( No need to drain it) Stick the folding plug wrench from
> the toolkit in the sparkplug well and use a 14 mm wrench to loosen the plug,
> and turn it out by hand. I have removed dozens of front plugs without
> removing rad hoses. The folding plug wrench from the kit has a rubber gasket
> in it that holds the plugs. It is the best spark plug socket I own.
> On Oct 12, 2009, at 9:30 AM, Thumper Ray wrote:
> After following the directions in the ^&*$%() factory manual, requiring a
>> repair and much driving to find a shop that could do the work and the
>> correct tap, I found the shortcut to removing the front plug:
>> remove horn mount, remove all three rad mounting bolts, remove the left
>> (the bike's left) hose from the rad, and simply move the rad out of the way
>> to the right leaving the other hose and all wires and fan connected.  You'll
>> want to have gloves, a bucket or two, and lots of rags on hand.
>> I also found that a wad of duct tape in the socket helps in both removing
>> and replacing the plug.
>> Ray-Bob

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