I have decided to make some spark plug pullers for the R1150 double spark/1200 GS/RT/etc series. Along the pulling the spark plug pipe feature, it also has an 22mm allen wrench to remove the front wheel. I think it is also useful for the F800 series, for the front wheel removal (not sure about that, will have to investigate more).
Anyway, if you don't want to do this:
and possibly destroy the end of the plug (happened to me once), you can use the tool I make.
Instead of making it out of aluminum and powder coat it in a fancy color that would peel off after the first few uses, I am making those out of stainless steel, never rusts and it will never de-calibrate. Here are a couple of pics (these are made out of aluminum as they are test dummies, to see that they actually work, and they do
, like I said, the ones you will receive will be made out of stainless steel):
As you see in the last pic, it is designed to work with what you have in the bike's tool roll, that you already have.
More pics and a short youtube movie of the tool put at work will follow tomorrow.
Regarding pricing, I am putting those at 50$, shipping included, worldwide and tracking # also available. Paypal is just fine or I can share my bank account details if you don't have paypal.
IMHO, it's a nice to have tool that you can carry around under the bike seat (imagine what would you do if your bike falls under water, during a river crossing and the bike gets hydro locking!) or use it in your garage, if you don't want to pay the dealer to change all your 4 spark plugs or remove the front wheel. Personally, I use it myself in the garage, where I do the maintenance for my own bike and for a couple of friends too.
Any opinions and reviews are welcome.