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Old 10-19-2008, 02:18 PM   #181
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Hi all, mine is pretty frozen in there and my setup of spark plug socket, 1" extension, swivel, and ratchet wrench isn't working (today). Geez if that location isn't the worst I've seen with the plug right behind the downtube and the space around the plug is very tight. It's just that *today* my socket isn't grabbing the plug. (!) What setup/combination do you all use?
Pain in the butt ain't it? There are two ways I get mine out. Easiest is the plug tool that came with the bike's tool kits. But those tend to get lost over the years. The other way is with a deep well socket and a short extension.

1) insert the socket and extension.
2) attach the ratchet (I cannot fit the ratchet, extension and socket in all at the same time).
3) loosen the plug a few turns
4) remove the ratchet (otherwise it will get backed into the frame and you will not be able to remove it).
5) unscrew the plug by hand the rest of the way.
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:18 PM   #182
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Pain in the butt ain't it? There are two ways I get mine out. Easiest is the plug tool that came with the bike's tool kits. But those tend to get lost over the years. The other way is with a deep well socket and a short extension.

1) insert the socket and extension.
2) attach the ratchet (I cannot fit the ratchet, extension and socket in all at the same time).
3) loosen the plug a few turns
4) remove the ratchet (otherwise it will get backed into the frame and you will not be able to remove it).
5) unscrew the plug by hand the rest of the way.
I know it sounds retarded- like "help me, I can't change my spark plug!"
Offhand do you remember which size socket? 18 mil? Guess I'll just bring the plug in with me to the depot.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:21 PM   #183
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I know it sounds retarded- like "help me, I can't change my spark plug!"
Offhand do you remember which size socket? 18 mil? Guess I'll just bring the plug in with me to the depot.
I think 18mm is right. I'm too lazy to put my shoes on and go out to the shop to check. Might be best to bring the plug with you. Wait, how are you going to bring it with you if you have no socket to remove it? I think you should just ride the bike right into the tool section at Home Depot. They'll understand.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:20 AM   #184
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I think you should just ride the bike right into the tool section at Home Depot. They'll understand.

That right there is some funny shit.

On another note, was that you Pablo83 with the brake pads
for sale on flea bay last week? If so I am in need of them.We
can hook up as I am here in the Springs if that in fact is true,
you still have them, and still want to get rid of them.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:47 PM   #185
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That right there is some funny shit.

On another note, was that you Pablo83 with the brake pads
for sale on flea bay last week? If so I am in need of them.We
can hook up as I am here in the Springs if that in fact is true,
you still have them, and still want to get rid of them.
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Don't know if you got my email, but yes, that was my auction. I still have them if you want. $5, email me, paulschex@hotmail.com
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:50 AM   #186
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I think 18mm is right. I'm too lazy to put my shoes on and go out to the shop to check. Might be best to bring the plug with you. Wait, how are you going to bring it with you if you have no socket to remove it? I think you should just ride the bike right into the tool section at Home Depot. They'll understand.
[Carl]: Yup, if it's a NGX plug, it takes an 18 mm socket.
If it's a Champion, it's 5/8.
Thin wall socket in either case.
Be kind to the plug cap.
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:46 AM   #187
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[Carl]: Yup, if it's a NGX plug, it takes an 18 mm socket.
If it's a Champion, it's 5/8.
Thin wall socket in either case.
Be kind to the plug cap.
It just won't move. Time to cut my losses and call a friend. and move on.
"Mommy, why's Papá yelling at himself in the garage?"
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:35 AM   #188
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It just won't move. Time to cut my losses and call a friend. and move on.
"Mommy, why's Papá yelling at himself in the garage?"
remember, it's lefty-loosey, righty tighty.
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:00 PM   #189
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The stock plug wrench is the best [honda part # 89216-mj1-000][171 in hondas werehouse]. I have tried every plug wrench in the universe, but the stock is the best. If you know anyone with a xr650l, any year is the same tool. luck
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:52 PM   #190
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It just won't move. Time to cut my losses and call a friend. and move on.
"Mommy, why's Papá yelling at himself in the garage?"
[Carl]: Long shot but PB Blaster might do it.
I think I used a 3/8 drive Craftsman 18mm socket.
Soak with PB Blaster overnight.
Put a breakover bar on it and go.
If the socket breaks, return it.
Good luck.

Just diagnosed that my CDI box has gone tit ups fer shure.
Tap it and it runs, tap it again and it stops.
Warming up the Dremel and solderin' gun.
If'in thet don' wurk, it's Hello Discount Honda.
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"Just diagnosed that my CDI box has gone tit ups fer shure.
Tap it and it runs, tap it again and it stops.
Warming up the Dremel and solderin' gun.
If'in thet don' wurk, it's Hello Discount Honda."

Page 2: Ummm, I followed German and Dutch pages on opening up the CDI unit from the back.
Well the pictures looked good enough so I didn't bother to have 'em translated.

WARNING: When you cut into the back of the CID unit, if you see any beige dust coming out -- STOP -- that's the circuit board.
Well, a new CID box is just $105 plus $12 shipping from Discount Honda.

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So to paraphrase Dave, "Don't be me."
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:48 PM   #192
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Hey the Dommie page!!!!! wooooo
This is mine, 93 model nx 650, with the 23 litre tank ( but can fit 26 in?) I have handlebar warmers 25mm risers with narrow fatbars fitted also the barkbusters, I've moulded the seat to a similar shape of my arse which makes the long hauls a bit better ;) its only a few hundred k's off 80 thousand and the challenge is to hit 100 before spliting the engine ( in the last 20 000km's so far so good) anyway enough yaping here's my dommie.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:50 PM   #193
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I'll love my Dommie even more, if I can just get the smell of PB Blaster outta my head
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:35 AM   #194
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I'll love my Dommie even more, if I can just get the smell of PB Blaster outta my head
[Carl]: Anti-seize is a "Good Thing" when you reassemble it.
Whoa, another Merry-lander with a NX!
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:34 AM   #195
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[Carl]: Anti-seize is a "Good Thing" when you reassemble it.
Don't I know it. Especially when the PO has chewed up a Philips head or two.

I'm still tempted to give some of the less-hot bits a quick overspray of Boeshield just to keep 'em happy for the long run.

Funny about the Honda V4 thing in your sig...my previous bike was an '84 VF500F, but in California. GMTA or something.
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