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CBR900RRV - Oil on spark plugs
I am just getting my 1997 'Blade on the road after several years of being left standing. Had an electric fault, and as I lived in a flat (apartment), it was very hard to do any maintenance. I've got a house and garage now, so the blade's getting a make-over.
I'm not sure it will look anything like Wozza's bike in the recent post. That most have taken some tender care - good work. However, I will be commuting on mine, so only need it to be functional.
I've got the engine running now, but it is not very smooth. I've taken the carbs off and they're about to be cleaned up. I've checked the sparks, and they have some oil on them, as shown in the picture.
The oil does not seem to be burned on, and mostly pooled at the top of the thread. The bike has been knocked over in the car park several times, so I wondered if this could some how have caused oil to get there. Or, else, have I got a bigger problem with leaking seals, somewhere?
I'm interested in anyone's thoughts.