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When you decide to change plugs etc PLAN on getting you parts during the week when your fav bike shop is open. I decided today while cleaning n recharging my K&N airfilter to put in a fresh set of plugs. Well it being sunday no bike shops open, so I call Advanced Auto up and ask if they have the plug my bike calls for. After translating english to the chick on the phone (it was a white chick by the sound of her just tarded.) I drive across town to pick them up, and I didnt take one with me to compare with. I get there, get to the counter, hand the guy a sticky with the part # on it. He brings out a CR9E, and I needed CR9EH 9 (which according to NGK goes in a 1000+ VFR i think it said). So my bike it in pieces til tomorrow when Kirk's opens and I can get the right plugs. And the sucky part is I WANTED TO RIDE TODAY!!!!
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Are you sure they won't work? Mine calls for a cr9e but it interchanges with some other ones. They just don't burn as hot or burns hotter.
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Are you sure they won't work? Mine calls for a cr9e but it interchanges with some other ones. They just don't burn as hot or burns hotter.
these they gave are threaded all the way up and the one out of my bike stop bout a 1/4" before the stop. I checked on teh NGK site to see it they would cross over but dont list the cbr at all for these.
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You could always put the old ones back in until tomorrow.

YA THINK???
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You could always put the old ones back in until tomorrow.
and have to tear it all back down to get to em again??? I just thought my 88 cbr was a pita to change em. I cheated tho. I remove the airbox. I dunno htf they expected a ratchet to get up there from the front.

I had to stop n cook n now its dark so I'll wait til morning n go return these n goto kirk's n get the right ones. K&N is clean n recharged tho
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buy extra plugs so u dont have to go next time. they're usually cheap anyway

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You could always put the old ones back in until tomorrow.
Thats what I'd have done... but then on a ninja 250 you can get at the plugs by just pulling off the gas tank...
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buy extra plugs so u dont have to go next time. they're usually cheap anyway



Thats what I'd have done... but then on a ninja 250 you can get at the plugs by just pulling off the gas tank...
cheap? $4 - $10 each no biggy really but just something that I should thought out ahead of tyme. On the CBR F4 you take off the side n center fairings, the tank, unbolt the radiator and lean it fwd, and I removed the airbox to access the coil packs n plugs. And they are deep recessed into the head. So you are limited with space to get the coil packs out, get you plug wrench in n get the plug out n back in. There is a reason mc mechanics make what they do
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ouch... I think plugs were $2.50 for the 250
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ouch... I think plugs were $2.50 for the 250
The reason its a 250 lol
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how many miles on the plugs? they can usually last awhile by bead blasting and regapping. unless the bike was running hot and burned the plug tips.

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how many miles on the plugs? they can usually last awhile by bead blasting and regapping. unless the bike was running hot and burned the plug tips.

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not sure. bike had 37k on it when I bought in may. It now has almost 42k. They dont look bad and it was running great, maybe just a tad on the rich side at idle. Was a while I had it tore down might as well do it things

BTW BM whats the best plug wrench tool combo you've found to use?
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not sure. bike had 37k on it when I bought in may. It now has almost 42k. They dont look bad and it was running great, maybe just a tad on the rich side at idle. Was a while I had it tore down might as well do it things

BTW BM whats the best plug wrench tool combo you've found to use?
plug wrench combo? i use the one that came with the bike...

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plug wrench combo? i use the one that came with the bike...

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ok, thats sorta what I am using plus a ratchet, but I think my tool kit is incomplete
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I'm pretty sure thats the best way to do it...
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...On the CBR F4 you take off the side n center fairings, the tank, unbolt the radiator and lean it fwd, and I removed the airbox to access the coil packs n plugs. And they are deep recessed into the head. So you are limited with space to get the coil packs out, get you plug wrench in n get the plug out n back in. There is a reason mc mechanics make what they do
On my old CBR, the gas tank hinges up at the seat, a strut rod holds it in place, and provides access to each plug. On my Suzuki, the plugs are in the wind stream. I could change them while sitting on the saddle.
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On the CBR F4 you take off the side n center fairings, the tank, unbolt the radiator and lean it fwd, and I removed the airbox to access the coil packs n plugs. And they are deep recessed into the head. So you are limited with space to get the coil packs out, get you plug wrench in n get the plug out n back in.
Wow that sucks. I just swing my tank up on its hinge, lock the hinge in place and they're right thurrrr on top of the engine.
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On my old CBR, the gas tank hinges up at the seat, a strut rod holds it in place, and provides access to each plug. On my Suzuki, the plugs are in the wind stream. I could change them while sitting on the saddle.
my 88 CBR was alot easier to get to than th F4. Nuttin I cant handle just didnt plan it out right out is all Also just figure out the tool kit I got went to a older model than mine and the plug tool if diff.
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