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Old 02-26-2006, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased the factory recommened plugs, NGK DPR8EA- 9, and they have the threaded tip on the top. I haven't taken the plug wires off yet but do these type plugs fit the factory wires without any modifications ? Thanks for any help!!! Bull. :???: :???:
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Old 02-26-2006, 10:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes they do. The wires clink on to the threads of the plugs.
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Old 02-28-2006, 08:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Avatar, thanks for the reply. Now all I have to do is find a socket slim enough to slide in the hole to the plugs. Any idea what type of socket to use ? Bull. :???: :???:
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The one supplied by Triumph fits easily. Others have reported one sold Sears, A thin walled Craftsman one will work. I imagine there are some Spark Plug Wrenches from some Kawasaki's and others that would also fit, If you have a bike salvage yard nearby that might be a good thing to try. I found some nice tools cheep from other bikes to complete the tool kit I carry on my TBird.

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hey bull....if you have an ace hardware go there and get their 18mm.....it has a thin wall and works just right ....tom
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I use my Craftsman, 18mm, six-point, deep-socket. The socket was part of my 154 piece Sears socket set. It isn't listed as a thin walled socket, but it fits.

I suggest finding a piece of rubber tubing that will fit snugly inside the socket. It will grip the plug while you pull the socket out.

Also, don't forget the anti-seize compound.

Have you figured how to get at the number two plug yet?
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yes i did.....after you ratchet it loose...push a piece of rubber or plastic tubing (fule line)..down over the plug, and pull it out carefully...it helps if you have skinny fingers .. lol ....hope this helps ....tom
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