|The spark plug (bottom right) is easy to get to once|
you remove the distributor caps mounted to the frame.
I used to be pretty good at gapping plugs by eye, but I hadn't done it in a while. I got better as I worked through the plugs and the last one only needed a minor adjustment. The plugs all came out without issue and the new ones went in by hand and then got torqued to spec (14Nm).
|The two middle plugs are tucked in behind the radiator and don't collect much road cruft. The two on the outside|
have a tougher life. Other than being filthy, the plugs didn't show any internal issues.
follow-up: I requested a return on January 24th and got a shipping label in a reply email a day latter (which I thought was good). I sent it off that day. I just got a confirmation email today (Feb 3 - 10 days later) saying it will be another 3-6 days before I see a refund... and I'm charged seven bucks for returning it. Compared to motorcycle-superstore.com's over the top customer service (immediate, free returns, what can we do to prevent this happening in the future?), I'm left thinking twice about shopping on canadasmotorcycle.ca.
While I'm waiting on the rear caliper rebuild kit I can do the fronts, which is what I'm aiming to get done today. It's officially frickin cold outside (-20°C overnight, -12°C now), and even with the thick rubber mats I've got down in the garage and the heater going, I still ended up with foot cramps from the cold at the end of three hours in there yesterday. Winter in Canada can get pretty tedious. This is one of those days. If someone called and said they could fly me somewhere warm to ride a bike next weekend, I'd be in heaven.
|The two cylindrical distributor caps (COILS! bottom middle &|
top right with the spark plug wires coming out of them)
are held down by two bolts. Once removed from the
frame spark plug access is straight forward.
|A longer view of the spark plug.|