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954 plugs after 12k miles

Bought the bike a week ago and I'm going through it..

What a pain this job was but I'm glad I did it. Checked the air filter too - K&N looked good.

Oil and coolant tomorrow. Tires later this week. Then ride!
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Re: 954 plugs after 12k miles

Hi txrider, ive just done a service on my 2002 blade, but never done the spark plugs. how difficult was it to change the plugs? cheers
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Hi txrider, ive just done a service on my 2002 blade, but never done the spark plugs. how difficult was it to change the plugs? cheers
Spark plugs are easy to change. Don't follow the manual and drop the radiator to try from the front. Prop up the gas tank, remove air box and heat shield then you have a perfect view of all 4 coils. Very easy to change this way plus you can check the air filter and clean the throttle bodies all at the same time.

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Spark plugs are easy to change. Don't follow the manual and drop the radiator to try from the front. Prop up the gas tank, remove air box and heat shield then you have a perfect view of all 4 coils. Very easy to change this way plus you can check the air filter and clean the throttle bodies all at the same time.
Do it like this, best way...
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Re: 954 plugs after 12k miles

cheers backdoc, im on the case
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Spark plugs are easy to change. Don't follow the manual and drop the radiator to try from the front. Prop up the gas tank, remove air box and heat shield then you have a perfect view of all 4 coils. Very easy to change this way plus you can check the air filter and clean the throttle bodies all at the same time.
I'll have to try that next time. I didn't know how much more work it would be once I had the air filter out to pull the airbox and if I had to remove the throttle bodies, etc..

Doing it from the front was tedious and at times looked impossible but only took a couple hours (not bad for my first time IMO).
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Spark plugs are easy to change. Don't follow the manual and drop the radiator to try from the front. Prop up the gas tank, remove air box and heat shield then you have a perfect view of all 4 coils. Very easy to change this way plus you can check the air filter and clean the throttle bodies all at the same time.
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Re: 954 plugs after 12k miles

Finished coolant and oil today. Fixed the not-so-great electrical job the PO did with the flushmounts and pulled the reflectors.

I could only get 2.5qts into the bike (about what I drained from both holes and reservoir and after shaking). Is that normal?
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Re: 954 plugs after 12k miles

I was thinking for a full oil change it was like 4 qts with filter change and all
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I was thinking for a full oil change it was like 4 qts with filter change and all
Sorry.. I meant coolant on that.

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Re: 954 plugs after 12k miles

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought it took a a gallon? You're supposed to flush it out really good before changing it, especially considering it may have never been changed the whole 12k miles.
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Re: 954 plugs after 12k miles

Bike takes around 3.3qt, reservoir takes about .4qt.

I refilled w/ distilled water, ran, and redrained 4 times until the distilled water was coming out clear. After the final drain, I added as much Silkolene Pro Cool as I could (2.5qts). So it's got a mix of water and Pro Cool, which is fine w/ me for TX. All the old green stuff is out though.
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Re: 954 plugs after 12k miles

What is the advantage of Silkolene Pro Cool? I'm about to flush mine and plan on using about 25% anti-freeze, 6 oz of Water Wetter, and top off with water. Is something better with your method?
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Re: 954 plugs after 12k miles

Pro cool is non toxic and track safe and still protects to negative 32 or something.
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Re: 954 plugs after 12k miles

you can use the silkolene pro cool on the track too???? all tracks?? i might have to do my first coolant change on my 08 already added water wetter
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