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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-02-2005, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Hi!
What tool do you guys use to remove the spark plugs?
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I use an 18 mm deep socket on mine with the AI having been removed. I don't know if that will work with the AI still on the bike.

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It needs to be a thin walled deep socket.

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Trying hard not to sound sarcastic here... I'd use a 'spark plug spanner' (or 'spark plug wrench' to those on the 'wrong' side of the water)
This is a purpouse made socket, with a rubber insert which supports the ceramic insulator and holds the plug in the socket while you feed it down between the fins.

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Not to sound sarcastic, but... with the AI, a very slim socket is needed!
Cannot seem tto find one that wouldn't force me to lift the back of the gas tank.

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I use a spark plug removal tool.. I bought it years and years ago from a Yamaha dealer, it's stamped with Yamaha on it. Its basically two pieces the part that goes over the plug, and a rod to put in to it to turn it, works great.
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Mine came from the tool kit on my Honda SL175. :-D

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Cameracsc,

After you break the plug loose with a ratchet and socket just remove the rachet and turn the socket by hand to get the plug out. Of course this works better if the engine is cool.
I use a Sears Craftsman 18mm spark plug socket with the rubber insert.

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