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    Re: A cure for bad vibrations, spark plug caps!!

    Making the bike even smoother than it was....
    She got fresh plugs. In 2009 Yamaha spec'd the CR9E plug, so I went with that as the side gap plug always wear fast allowing the gap to change beyond spec. I'm not sure there is any evidence they burn any better.

    Take a look here you can see that #2 and #3 are worn in pretty good as they are now OVAL SHAPED electrodes. The gap was way over 0.028" @0.038" Also the Manufactures gap said the NEW plug was supposed to be at 0.028". Only one was. So check those new plugs.


    More fuel deposits on plug #2. Or is that the aftermath of finding a caps wire loose some 2000 miles ago.
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    Re: A cure for bad vibrations, spark plug caps!!

    This piece of hose is a life saver as there are no worries about dropping the plug in the hole. Just lower it down, give it a few spins (yes, it will thread a plug in a turn or two), then pull up leaving the socket and plug behind. Drop in your 4" extension and tighten the plug.

    Also a magnet on the flex stick is great for getting the old plug out should it not come up with your socket...

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    Re: A cure for bad vibrations, spark plug caps!!

    A piece of electrical or masking tape on the inside of the socket will also hold the plug and it takes up the the little gap.

    And for that plug, use a WIRE GAUGE to check the gap, NOT A FLAT gauge. The grounds are slightlycurved in the middle, use your wire guage to fit inbetween that gap and center electrode for an accurate setting.

    No anti seize either, that's per the NGK web site as their plugs have a special coating for aluminum heads...
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    Re: A cure for bad vibrations, spark plug caps!!

    Yes, an actual spark plug socket holds a plug but if worn or the rubber is missing, a little tape helps keep the plug in the socket. BUT THAT IS NOT THE PROBLEM!!! The problem is holding the socket and fitting an extension to it WITHOUT DROPPING it in the hole.

    ^^ That piece of tubing makes this process easy and there is ZERO risk of dropping the plug and socket in the plug hole. Therefor NO risk of plug damage!

    Yes, also checked gaps with a wire gauge NOT a FLAT FEELER gauge. An interesting tidbit of info: plug #2 with the greater amount of fuel deposits also has the lowest resistance from the electrode tip to the connector measuring 3.1k ohms compared to the others at 4.1k ohms. Not sure how that would effect its color but #2 an #3 are electrcially worn more than 1 & 4.
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    Re: A cure for bad vibrations, spark plug caps!!

    Quote Originally Posted by FinalImpact View Post
    Yes, an actual spark plug socket holds a plug but if worn or the rubber is missing, a little tape helps keep the plug in the socket. BUT THAT IS NOT THE PROBLEM!!! The problem is holding the socket and fitting an extension to it WITHOUT DROPPING it in the hole.

    ^^ That piece of tubing makes this process easy and there is ZERO risk of dropping the plug and socket in the plug hole. Therefor NO risk of plug damage!

    Yes, also checked gaps with a wire gauge NOT a FLAT FEELER gauge. An interesting tidbit of info: plug #2 with the greater amount of fuel deposits also has the lowest resistance from the electrode tip to the connector measuring 3.1k ohms compared to the others at 4.1k ohms. Not sure how that would effect its color but #2 an #3 are electrcially worn more than 1 & 4.
    I'm very famliar with hose trick, I posted it, years ago (12-15-11) http://www.600riders.com/forum/fz6-t...k-plugs-2.html (post #17, approx mid way down) when I replaced the stock plugs with iridiums.

    There's some other tricks as well in the thread re checking gaps on the iridiums.

    Changed or improper CO settings would change how much fuel/thus deposites are left in each cylinder. if you have the stock CO #'s, you may try putting it back to stock. Its not unusual for each clyinder to have a different setting.

    Knowing that there's likely more deposites in one or two cylinders than the others, IMHO, I'd run a strong dose of Seafoam or other upper cylinder cleaner and the the top end as clean as possible..
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    Re: A cure for bad vibrations, spark plug caps!!

    You guys are increasing my quality of life. I chopped 1/4" off each wire and centered the screws. The minor vibrations that remained after syncing my throttle bodies - GONE. Thanks for this thread!!!

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    Re: A cure for bad vibrations, spark plug caps!!

    Currently in the process of doing this, cylinder 1 is a pia, not much wire to work with at all! All have been loose and not tight so far.

    Here are my spark plugs. Gaps are over .03 on all, there is some corrosion on plug 1 (right), and there was a trail left from arcing by on plug 2. No wonder I had bad vibes lately!

    Well, back to work on #1!

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    Re: A cure for bad vibrations, spark plug caps!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dpaul007 View Post
    Currently in the process of doing this, cylinder 1 is a pia, not much wire to work with at all! All have been loose and not tight so far.

    Here are my spark plugs. Gaps are over .03 on all, there is some corrosion on plug 1 (right), and there was a trail left from arcing by on plug 2. No wonder I had bad vibes lately!

    Well, back to work on #1!
    How many miles and what are you putting back in? You can see the gap really opened up from wear! Its gonna feel like a new bike!

    PS - drop the two bolts out of the radiator just be careful of the cooling fins and let it settle down. Makes it much easier!
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    Re: A cure for bad vibrations, spark plug caps!!

    Yep, wear will open the gaps.

    IMO, I'd set the gap at the smaller end of spec's on the new plugs.

    Also, some dilectric grease on the spark plug caps (especially aound the valve cover) will make installation MUCH easier and you'll actually hear the caps snap onto the plugs.

    That arcing looks like the #2 cap wasn't fully seated on the plug.

    Some moisture was getting in there as indicated by the outside corrosion on #1 plug. That dilectric grease should help that as well keeping water from sneaking down past the caps ..
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    Re: A cure for bad vibrations, spark plug caps!!

    Quote Originally Posted by FinalImpact View Post
    How many miles and what are you putting back in? You can see the gap really opened up from wear! Its gonna feel like a new bike!

    PS - drop the two bolts out of the radiator just be careful of the cooling fins and let it settle down. Makes it much easier!
    Dropping the radiator helped a ton for accessing cylinder 1!

    They haven't been changed in the two years I've owned it. just looked looked at the service records from the previous owner, they were done at 12.5k miles, 3.5 years ago. Bike currently has between 23k and 24k.

    I'll be putting iridiums in after I pick some up today, along with a spark plug gapper. Can't wait to ride it hopefully feel the smoothness again!

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