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Postby Vossman » 06:39 pm Aug 09 2017

Is there a way or tool to get the spark plug out without taking the tank off? I can't get a regular combo wrench around it, just a socket after taking off the tank.

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Re: Plug removal

Postby sthutch » 07:04 pm Aug 09 2017

I use the plug wrench like this one
http://www.frpoffroad.com/fredette-raci ... d=10196017

You won't have to remove the tank using this type of wrench. There are a number of good ones. I really liked the Kawasaki plug/spoke wrench that came with the bike, but misplaced along the way.

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Postby claybo » 07:19 pm Aug 09 2017

I use this one http://www.autozone.com/miscellaneous-n ... /65358_0_0

I had to cut the smaller end off and drill a hole through it, but it works.
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Postby thirdgenlxi » 08:01 pm Aug 09 2017

I use this super basic one from Rocky Mountain..... It works great, don't need to remove anything. There's a ratcheting one too for a few bucks more. Can't really go wrong for $5, haha

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/73 ... lug-Wrench
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Postby Dave B » 08:54 pm Aug 09 2017

Good old combination wrench...nothing special needed. Cut an old one down to carry with you on rides.
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Re: Plug removal

Postby doakley » 01:57 pm Aug 10 2017

I use a spark plug socket and a small adjustable wrench. Once you break the plug free take the socket off and finish by hand.
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Re: Plug removal

Postby spl383 » 06:21 pm Aug 10 2017

sthutch wrote:I use the plug wrench like this one
http://www.frpoffroad.com/fredette-raci ... d=10196017

You won't have to remove the tank using this type of wrench. There are a number of good ones. I really liked the Kawasaki plug/spoke wrench that came with the bike, but misplaced along the way.

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I also use this wrench got it from here.
https://www.ridersdiscount.com/moose-ra ... aha-192496
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Postby Vossman » 10:05 pm Aug 10 2017

Thx all. I'll add this one to my next order.

thirdgenlxi wrote:I use this super basic one from Rocky Mountain..... It works great, don't need to remove anything. There's a ratcheting one too for a few bucks more. Can't really go wrong for $5, haha

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/73 ... lug-Wrench
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Postby Tyl3r » 10:12 pm Aug 10 2017

Dave B wrote:Good old combination wrench...nothing special needed. Cut an old one down to carry with you on rides.


Right? lol I'm surprised to see more responded with specialty wrenches :hmm:
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Postby SS109 » 11:02 pm Aug 10 2017

Tyl3r wrote:
Dave B wrote:Good old combination wrench...nothing special needed. Cut an old one down to carry with you on rides.


Right? lol I'm surprised to see more responded with specialty wrenches :hmm:

Same here. I have an old wrench that I cut off and ground down as my plug wrench. Works fine.
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Re: Plug removal

Postby Jason » 01:30 am Aug 11 2017

light weight

besides, another opportunity to buy a tool...some of us are into tools. :drool:
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Postby John_S » 07:52 am Aug 11 2017

Tyl3r wrote:
Dave B wrote:Good old combination wrench...nothing special needed. Cut an old one down to carry with you on rides.


Right? lol I'm surprised to see more responded with specialty wrenches :hmm:


I'm guilty of having a specialty wrench for my plug AND float bowl lol. The Tusk one like thirdgen mentioned. They were both bought to help get me to $75 at RMATV for free shipping. That Tusk float bowl wrench is a beautiful thing haha. Too bad it doesn't fit the spark plug also (its so close at 17mm)
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Re: Plug removal

Postby sthutch » 06:52 pm Aug 11 2017

I was thinking that this thread had the makings for a "which pre-mix oil" debate! Lol. I am with Jason, I like tools! Any tool under $20 is on a stocking stuffer list for Christmas.



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Postby raygun » 08:40 am Aug 14 2017

thirdgenlxi wrote:I use this super basic one from Rocky Mountain..... It works great, don't need to remove anything. There's a ratcheting one too for a few bucks more. Can't really go wrong for $5, haha

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/73 ... lug-Wrench


I carry the same one. Don't buy the ratcheting one. I did and it doesn't fit. A little too thick.
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Postby pumpguy » 12:25 pm Aug 14 2017

raygun wrote:
thirdgenlxi wrote:I use this super basic one from Rocky Mountain..... It works great, don't need to remove anything. There's a ratcheting one too for a few bucks more. Can't really go wrong for $5, haha

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/73 ... lug-Wrench


I carry the same one. Don't buy the ratcheting one. I did and it doesn't fit. A little too thick.


You're right! Not enough room due to the water connection boss on the cylinder head is very close to the spark plug.

Now I have to see if RMATV will exchange it.
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Postby Vossman » 09:06 pm Aug 14 2017

pumpguy wrote:
raygun wrote:
thirdgenlxi wrote:I use this super basic one from Rocky Mountain..... It works great, don't need to remove anything. There's a ratcheting one too for a few bucks more. Can't really go wrong for $5, haha

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/73 ... lug-Wrench


I carry the same one. Don't buy the ratcheting one. I did and it doesn't fit. A little too thick.


You're right! Not enough room due to the water connection boss on the cylinder head is very close to the spark plug.

Now I have to see if RMATV will exchange it.


That's my issue with the combo wrench.
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Re: Plug removal

Postby Tyl3r » 11:01 am Aug 15 2017

Jason wrote:besides, another opportunity to buy a tool...some of us are into tools. :drool:


You don't have to tell me, I have the tool sickness myself haha just never thought of the special spark plug wrench. All this talk, might have to now!
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