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Re: changing spark plugs

Postby battleaxe » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:39 am

the bit about do not pry, I found I could not get my hand in to grip and pull the coil, and in any thing I read about people doing this job they have had the same trouble, so twist and a broad screwdriver did the job for me, and if you have the plug spanner that came with the bike, that's the tool to use
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Re: changing spark plugs

Postby chay250 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:20 pm

thanks for all the above comments guys - finally managed to get the job done - the hose tip was a good one especially for the middle two plugs .
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Re: changing spark plugs

Postby DrBudgie » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:58 pm

:twisted: Now that is the type of ingenuity I like to read, very clever :P
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Re: changing spark plugs

Postby Demongroover » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:19 am

I did mine on last service. Not that hard really, a bit fiddly due to space but ok.

Remove side fairings

I did what has been mentioned here to remove plug caps, lubricate, twist and pull, whilst twisting a wide screwdriver blade under the plug cap. Don't forse them with screwdriver as the caps are very expensive.

I dropped my 16mm this wall plug socket down the plug well, then feed in the ratchet extension, undid with ratchet.
I removed everything with my fingers ok except the spark plugs which I used a magnetic pick up tool with a flexible end.
Replace plugs by repeating in reverse.
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Re: changing spark plugs

Postby ZZORO » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:18 pm

Got as far as changing the plugs on my 2013 ZZR today having changed the air filter for a DNA and the oil for Motul, new oil filter too. I couldn't get the Idle speed hoses off and didn't want to force so tied it back after releasing the bracket etc. I noted that the stick coils had to be replaced inline with the mark on the cylinder head which I couldn't see because of the rubber mat cover and I couldn't see how I was going to get into the space with adequate room to pull the stick coil loose. So will have another go another day soon and take on board the tips here. Anyway I thought I'd share this with you guys too: I took her for a test ride and boy does that air filter and oil make a difference. Pulls like a rampant teenager on viagra, the engine just breaths so easily and you can here the airbox singing to a new tune and enjoying a new lease of life.
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Re: changing spark plugs

Postby ZZORO » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:27 pm

Just found this, may help some of you. Looks good, if basic, advice and step by step instruction.

http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_8331490_check ... -zx14.html
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