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Thu, 17 Nov 2005 18:07:45 +0000 quote
How do you get to the dang thing? I broke out the "manual" it makes it sound easy! My big hands plus tight location = @#$$&*()!! Is their an easer method, or just keep trying? How do you folks get to plug? Help, Beale.
Thu, 17 Nov 2005 19:00:21 +0000

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Thu, 17 Nov 2005 19:00:21 +0000 quote
If only you could remove the cowls
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Thu, 17 Nov 2005 23:20:54 +0000 quote
It is real easy if you have small hands and if you have changed over 500 of them like myself. The first step is to use the tool kit that comes with the GT (located in the glove box. Use the spark plug removal tool and screw drive as your removing tools. Pop the seat open removing the storage bucket . From the left side of the scooter find the spark plug cap (located on the right side of cylinder head) and remove. Then use the spark plug removal tool ,which you might have to use at a slight angle and place over spark plug. Use screw driver by placeing it through the small hold in the spark plug moval tool and turn counter clock wise. Once loosen enough to remove by hand remove tool and unscrew by hand This will make it easy then removing the spark plug with the tool still attached. Once this is remove check and clean or simply replace. Spark plug gap should be 0,028 - 0,031 in. (0,7 - 0,8 mm). When replacing spark plug INSTALL BY HAND FIRST should be easy once installed by hand from the start, if not, do not continuing to install back off and try again you do not want to cross thread. So once installed by hand use the tools again and give it a quarter of a turn replace cap and there you go done.


Hope tis helps.

Sean
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Fri, 18 Nov 2005 00:57:45 +0000

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Fri, 18 Nov 2005 00:57:45 +0000 quote
Sparkplug removal
Thanks Sean! I knew the way I was doing it was not going to work. I may have to take it to my motorcycle guy. He will do it for free, I buy a lot of my gear from him, Beale.
Fri, 18 Nov 2005 01:16:11 +0000

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Fri, 18 Nov 2005 01:16:11 +0000 quote
Hey Sean, are those instructions pretty much the same for LX/ET's? Or is the spark plug located somewhere else? I thought I saw you pull the cap from the right side of my scooter a couple of weeks ago.
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Fri, 18 Nov 2005 01:27:46 +0000 quote
I also did my spark plug and it was not that difficult once I found a way.

I tried going from the top for about an hour. Then I decided to go from the bottom.

I removed the plug cap from the top but then I laid down on my back on a creeper and reached from underneeth with just a spark plug socket. I had to angle it on and it was all by feel but got it the first try. Then I attached the rachet and loosened the plug. Removed the rachet and turned out the plug with the socket still on it.

I put the new plug in from undernieth as well all by feel. (Be Careful!)Turned it in hand tight then put on the socket from undernieth, attached the rachet and tightened it up.

Once I decided to go from the bottom it only took me 15 min.
Fri, 18 Nov 2005 03:03:10 +0000

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Fri, 18 Nov 2005 03:03:10 +0000 quote
Jon wrote:

Hey Sean, are those instructions pretty much the same for LX/ET's? Or is the spark plug located somewhere else? I thought I saw you pull the cap from the right side of my scooter a couple of weeks ago.

The LX/ET engine is about the same with only minor differences. The spark plug is in the same location. Some have said that the LX spark plug is easier to remove. I think that they are the same.

Sean
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