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Old 05-08-2011, 10:11 AM   #1
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Spark Plug removal

Playing with my new to me, 2005 Adventure! I LOVE this thing so far! This may sound silly but it seems that my tool kit is missing a very important item, I just hope it is available. Is there really any good reason that the tunnel leading to the plug is SO small? I was thinking about just turning down a cheap plug socket on the lathe at work but then I got to thinking about the size. Can anyone tell me what size the flats on the plugs are? Standard 5/8"? Or would I need something special? Hope not...
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:19 AM   #2
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Yes, 5/8" ID, and it needs to be about ~0.82" OD, so pretty tight. You could work down a 5/8", 3/8" drive, deep socket on a lathe. cjracer makes a nice tool too....

http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/ToolPouch.html
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:35 PM   #3
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I use the spark plug tool that came with my 525 EXC
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:37 PM   #4
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I used a bench grinder to reduce the outside diameter of a standard spark plug socket. It works and no metal lathe required.
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:35 PM   #5
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I bought CJ's..... Love it. using that and a socket with a small extension and a swivel I am able to change the front plug without pulling anything off the bike and the rear plug by removing the seat.
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:37 PM   #6
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i bought cj's..... Love it. Using that and a socket with a small extension and a swivel i am able to change the front plug without pulling anything off the bike and the rear plug by removing the seat.
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:41 PM   #7
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I have big hands so the front is a bit tight. Hey Aurel, Had to explain My "Aurel Cable" to My girlfriend yesterday...... She asked me why I called it that.
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:55 PM   #8
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I have big hands so the front is a bit tight. Hey Aurel, Had to explain My "Aurel Cable" to My girlfriend yesterday...... She asked me why I called it that.
Mine still doesn't get the joke... We'll visit you, you'll explain to her
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:14 PM   #9
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Mine still doesn't get the joke... We'll visit you, you'll explain to her
Cmon out. I have a spare bedroom and a sleeper couch too. Local roads guides free of charge. and I might even be coereced with Beer to grill up some Bacon wrapped Shrimp and some New York Strip steaks.
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:22 PM   #10
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I might even be coereced with Beer to grill up some Bacon wrapped Shrimp and some New York Strip steaks.
We're coming!!!!!!!!
I'll PM you
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:16 PM   #11
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Plug Wrench

Contact CJ and he will fix you up.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:19 PM   #12
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Replacement Plug Gap & Torque Setting ('07 EFI)

Got the CJ socket but haven't used it yet as I can't seem to find any info on the gap setting for the new plugs and the torque setting anywhere in here. Can the collected wisdom help?
I will try and source the Repair Manual when I get some download speed back (exceeded monthly limit currently )

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Old 05-10-2011, 05:52 AM   #13
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Got the CJ socket but haven't used it yet as I can't seem to find any info on the gap setting for the new plugs and the torque setting anywhere in here. Can the collected wisdom help?
I will try and source the Repair Manual when I get some download speed back (exceeded monthly limit currently )

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20 nm torque
.8mm gap
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:03 AM   #14
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20 nm torque
.8mm gap


Tighten to 12 Nm (950, M10) or 20 Nm (990, M12x1.5).
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:16 AM   #15
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