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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:52 pm 
GGOTW Winner

Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:53 pm
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Location: In front and above.
Well, was I happily amused this afternoon!

So I reads the 900 service manual and it says to lift tank and then loosen rad and pull forward. Well, I lifted tank, secured it with a small tub of plumbers putty... did not loosen rad. The left side was a doodle in the park. Both plugs out in a moment. Next is the right side. loosen the rad fill cap assy off the frame (small Phillips) and loosen the under coil. Another 5 mins and the plugs are swapped. The only awkward part is the inside right plug as the water hoses interfere with the socket wrench - but not too bad. A job done in 15 mins.

Compared to the 600, I WISH THE TANK COULD BE RAISED!!!!!! The 600 you gotta take all the hoses off the tank, remove the left ignition coil. In all a job takes at least 1/2 hour min. (It's the replacing of the tank hoses and tank removal that takes the time.

Yup... I gotta get out more! :angel (Probably got a ticket on A23 y'day... !)

 Post Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:24 pm 
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I've both cleaned multiple times and changed the plugs on my 6er.

The only thing that needs doing is removal of the fuel tank.
And then reconnecting the main + reserve fuel hoses.

Takes 15min.

Yes I do have large hands, the only tricky plug is the nr3? (3rd from the nearside) Which happens to be just below the reg/rec.

I don't use a socket wrench for that though, well not the entire wrench.
Just the spark plug bit - the end that attaches to the actual socket wrench - without using the wrench.

And simply twisting it with my fingers to tighten/loosen.

Then take some bluetac and put it at the end of the spark plug bit, and fish out the plugs.

Job done. :hat

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