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Re: Changing spark plugs on the 929

I got some new spark plugs for my bike. What do I need to take off in order to get to the plugs? Can some one give me step by step instructions on how to do the whole job or a link on how to?


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Re: Changing spark plugs on the 929

I just did it on a mates 929 a few weeks back, I found it easy to remove the fuel tank, then the air box completely to get access to the top of the plugs, a little fiddly but not too hard.

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Re: Changing spark plugs on the 929

And its best to use the stock plug wrench on them to snake down in there.
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Re: Changing spark plugs on the 929

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NinerPilot : And its best to use the stock plug wrench on them to snake down in there.
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Is that something they give you in the tool kit with the bike?
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Re: Changing spark plugs on the 929

yup...
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Re: Changing spark plugs on the 929

I just changed mine and didn't remove the tank or airbox. I just removed the left mid cowl and removed the radiator bolts (there are two) then slid the radiator forward. You'll want to us a ratchet with the tool because a wrench only allows about 1/4 turn at a time.
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Re: Changing spark plugs on the 929

Be sure to use a bit of anti-sieze on the threads.

The service manual says to move the radiator and replace them from the front, but a lot of people remove the tank and air box. It's really a matter of personal preference.

I think there has been some step by step procedures written up on this site, but you really should have a service manual if you're going to attempt this job IMHO.
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Re: Changing spark plugs on the 929

I like the radiator method better, but that is partly because I can get my track fairing off and on in just a few minutes. The stock body work takes more time, because it has those side pieces to deal with.

Getting the plug coils off the very first time is hard. I had to pry them off using a piece of wood to protect the valve cover and a pair of channellocks. After they've been off once, and if they've been treated with dielectric grease, then they are easy to get off.

You will need to use the toolkit plug socket, because nothing else will fit down into the plug well.
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Re: Changing spark plugs on the 929

going from the top is DEFINITELY the easier way to do it....I know the manual says otherwise....but. I also found that a piece of rubber tubing, like automotive vacuum tubing works great to get them started, plus you cant get enough torque on the plugs to cross-thread them with the tubing
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Re: Changing spark plugs on the 929

Go from the top, much easier
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Re: Changing spark plugs on the 929

Thanks for the all the help....wish me luck I am going to try it now.
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Re: Changing spark plugs on the 929

Good Luck!!
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Re: Changing spark plugs on the 929

I just did mine 2 weeks ago, and I know alot of people love to remove the tank and crap, but that is a huge huge hassle and mess.

This is how Honda tells you to do it.

Remove your lowers, and undo the 2 bolts that hold on the radiator, there is enough hose to let the radiator swing forward and out of the way.
Use the factory wrench!!!!
It took me about 1 1/2 hours, but I think it can be done much faster, I think I can cut that to an 1 flat now.

Most of all, have fun.
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Re: Changing spark plugs on the 929

Well my bike is in pieces in the back yard. I took off all the fairings and the tank and air filter. I just kept seeing more and more plastic under the tank. I guess i'll get a shop manual tommorow and see if that helps me at all.

At least I got the radiator flushed out and ready for the track.....and the rims off so I can get new tires on tommorow.
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Re: Changing spark plugs on the 929

This might help, but the manual is always nice to have as well.

Changing Plugs and Starter Valve Synch - 929
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