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    Spark Plug Removal Problem
    on: Mar 31, 2020, 05.45 pm
    Mar 31, 2020, 05.45 pm
    Well it had to be done.
    Stuck in the house for so long decided to fully service the Crosstourer. I also have new Heated hand grips to fit as i have officially given up on the honda ones ( they really are that bad )
    Just under 40,000 Miles on her now and still driving on the origional  spark plugs!!!!. Still driving fine but decided beter change them.
    No problem stripping down and removing everything right down to removing the air box (for the first time) to get at the plugs. Sweet God in heaven who designed the location of the 2 front spark plugs. 
    So big problem --- I have 3 plugs changed out but can not figure how to get the right side front plug out ( as u look at the front of the bike ) Got the front left one out after a great deal of figuring out and different tools but can not for the life of me figure how to get the last one out.
    Please anyone with experience of this removal or a photo / video / or just plain advise woulds be very welcome.
    Thanks

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    Re: Spark Plug Removal Problem
    Reply #1 on: Mar 31, 2020, 07.20 pm
    Mar 31, 2020, 07.20 pm
    Hallo maybe this helps!

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    Re: Spark Plug Removal Problem
    Reply #2 on: Mar 31, 2020, 07.37 pm
    Mar 31, 2020, 07.37 pm
    Ok, been there,donethis,hadtheexperience!!!!

    Have you got the Honda sparkplug removal tool ?

    What is the problem, removing the spark plug or putting the new one back in or both?

    It is a really fiddly job on that particular plug because of the lack of space.

    Use the spark plug tool with a ring or open ended spanner to remove the old plug. If necessary you can shorten the hexagonal centre shaft of the plug spanner to give you more room to get it in. Yes its a bitch!!!

    Replacement is the reversal of removal.

    At a very last resort you can drop the engine!!!! (A really time consuming but straightforward procedure!!!)

    Good luck 🍻🍻🍻

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    Re: Spark Plug Removal Problem
    Reply #3 on: Mar 31, 2020, 09.42 pm
    Mar 31, 2020, 09.42 pm
    I just did mine.  fiddley but not impossible.   I got the coil out but left the signal wire on by gripping the top with my fingers and twisting while applying a little force on my fingers with a tire iron.. I couldn't get the coil off otherwise.

    I used a magnetic spark plug socket with a swivel on it and a 4 inch extension to loosen, remove, and replace the plug.

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    Re: Spark Plug Removal Problem
    Reply #4 on: Apr 01, 2020, 12.13 am
    Apr 01, 2020, 12.13 am
    Thanks for the replies guys, really appreciate them.

    Yes my problem with that plug was i managed to get the coil loose but there was not enough room to get it to pull out off the plug. Was afraid to force it.
    I have to honda spark plug tool, which i used to get the other 3 plugs changed, but was unable to get it to fit in towards the plug although the coil was still on it at the time. Called it a day and fitted the new heated grips to finish my day.  Will have another go at it tomorrow.  Thanks again for the advise

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    Re: Spark Plug Removal Problem
    Reply #5 on: Apr 18, 2020, 07.37 pm
    Apr 18, 2020, 07.37 pm
    Just done mine and although it was a little awkward it was far easier than I anticipated but to remove the front two plugs the articulated spark plug spanner and a racket ring spanner were essential without them it would have been impossible. I found it much easier than my previous bike a ZZR1400 at least you can stand up. If you experience a stubbon ignition coil then spray with WD40 and let it soak overnight.