Gus wrote:If you have it striped that far, pull the tank off and the ally cover and the plugs are right there in front of you. takes 20mins max
Before you do have a pair of long nose pliers a decent plug socket and a long graby thing you can get from Supercheap some compressed air to blow the crap off the top of the engine and some bug spray.
Why all of these things and the bug spray?
the socket can get hung up on the rockercover gasket and not come out so you'll need the pliers
The grabby thing is to get the plug out if it doesn't want to come with the socket
The bug spray is to kill the little black ants that some how made a nest in one on my spark plug wells,
My bike hasn't run for a few weeks so the little buggers made a nest there somehow, there's no hole or damage to the boot or lead yet they got in there. they also made a nest in the old starter switch and that's why I lost the friggin spring due to cleaning out the ants. They've probably made a nest inside the fuel tank.
There was a news report on these buggers destroying TV's and causing fires and electrical shorts
the new rust!
It doesn't matter if you ride every day they can invade in minutes so if you bike starts running rough the bug may be a bug.