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    Spark plug blew out....

    Well I was at lunch yesterday and on the way back to the office my front cycl spark plug "blew" out! WTF?

    I did not change themm when I did my winter rebuild so I can't blame me for it....

    Now the fun is getting one back into the bike. I tired to look into the hole and see if the old plug was still down in it but I can't get a good angle!!! and I don't have a socket that will fit into the head to even remove the back cylc one.

    Any good advice?

    I want to get her back running ASAP!

    Rob
    Rob
    88 Street Hawk
    F2 tank, Aztec8 dual 4", Duc seat and CF cowl, Stage 3 jet, Uni Pods, M4 stubby, SV650 clips, controls & fuel pump, GSXR front mc and CFB1000 front caliper, F3 forks upper and internals, Penske 8983, Gino RCR, rear jump plates & R6 pegs and Vapor gauge...
    04 CRF50 pit bike and stunt runner...
    91 Suzuki GSF400 Bandit (she's a runner now...)

    #2
    How much of the plug blew out? Did it just shear off the threads in the head?

    If you're confident that there aren't chips of metal in your cylinder and there aren't any threads for the spark plug you can pressurize the cylinder using the other spark plug hole and an air hose (only need like 15 psi) and install a helicoil. Get the kind that looks like wire, not the solid steel kind (silver ones, not black ones)

    Cover the tap with grease so that will keep most of the chips, the other ones will get blown out by the air hose.

    If there are chips in there, I'd reccommend taking that head off and fixing it off the bike.
    88 Hawk GT
    86 Suzuki FA50

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      #3
      from what i can tell the plug just worked it's way out, the threads look fine to me.

      I just want a quick fix... i don't wanna have to tear it apart again!

      Rob
      88 Street Hawk
      F2 tank, Aztec8 dual 4", Duc seat and CF cowl, Stage 3 jet, Uni Pods, M4 stubby, SV650 clips, controls & fuel pump, GSXR front mc and CFB1000 front caliper, F3 forks upper and internals, Penske 8983, Gino RCR, rear jump plates & R6 pegs and Vapor gauge...
      04 CRF50 pit bike and stunt runner...
      91 Suzuki GSF400 Bandit (she's a runner now...)

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        #4
        So was the plug on the end of the wire?

        If the threads are fine, put the plug back in.

        Maybe I'm misunderstanding you but there seems to not me a problem

        Make sure to use anti-sieze when you put it back together.
        88 Hawk GT
        86 Suzuki FA50

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          #5
          I can't find the plug...

          All i can see in the hole is where the plug goes.

          I was riding and the bike was at like 6-7000 rpm when it was blown out of the hole.
          Rob
          88 Street Hawk
          F2 tank, Aztec8 dual 4", Duc seat and CF cowl, Stage 3 jet, Uni Pods, M4 stubby, SV650 clips, controls & fuel pump, GSXR front mc and CFB1000 front caliper, F3 forks upper and internals, Penske 8983, Gino RCR, rear jump plates & R6 pegs and Vapor gauge...
          04 CRF50 pit bike and stunt runner...
          91 Suzuki GSF400 Bandit (she's a runner now...)

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            #6
            You dont understand Motorcycle mechanics!!!!! Buy a service manual!!!!!!!!!!!! Take it to a shop!!!!!!!!!!!!Keep studying the service manual and someday you'll be ready grasshopper. sorry to be an A-hole but if you dont get the basic concepts you shouldnt expect to become enlightened from a post.

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              #7
              Hmmm u can kiss my ass! Who are u to tell me this shit!! Have you ever tried to pull the deep plugs from the front cycl?

              Well just to let everone know I looked through my tool kit and found a plug socket and I all so pulled off the radiator and found the plug down between it and the frame.

              Off to get 4 new ones today and back on the road tomorrow.

              Next time GT don't u be a asshole... cause guess what... this site is for information between Hawk owners no matter how simple the task my sound to u and go read the manual on spark plug changes... just like any other sad service manual other than Bentley's, it more or less says pull out plugs and replace... Next time keep off my thread and maybe u should look into something before u make a dickhead reply!

              http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic...ght=spark+plug
              Rob
              88 Street Hawk
              F2 tank, Aztec8 dual 4", Duc seat and CF cowl, Stage 3 jet, Uni Pods, M4 stubby, SV650 clips, controls & fuel pump, GSXR front mc and CFB1000 front caliper, F3 forks upper and internals, Penske 8983, Gino RCR, rear jump plates & R6 pegs and Vapor gauge...
              04 CRF50 pit bike and stunt runner...
              91 Suzuki GSF400 Bandit (she's a runner now...)

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                #8
                can't we all just be friends??
                "It's only getting worse."


                MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

                Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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                  #9
                  can't we all just be friends??
                  "It's only getting worse."


                  MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

                  Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by GTfever
                    You dont understand Motorcycle mechanics!!!!! Buy a service manual!!!!!!!!!!!! Take it to a shop!!!!!!!!!!!!Keep studying the service manual and someday you'll be ready grasshopper. sorry to be an A-hole but if you dont get the basic concepts you shouldnt expect to become enlightened from a post.
                    what doesnt he understand?

                    plug came loose.. shot out of the hole.. now he cant find it.

                    threads arnt goobered, and he was lucky enough to find his factory plug tool (since standard tools dont fit)



                    during what part of this, did he even need help?? i think he was just worried that his threads were foobared, but turns out they were fine.



                    btw, stop telling people to buy the manual.. its right here for free... look at the sticky at the top of this forum

                    and as for taking it to a shop.. HA! the closest thing for a shop id consider for my hawk would be a specialty place... like hords for my engine, or dan kyle for my forks...

                    taking it to a shop is no guarantee its done correctly.

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                      #11
                      Thanks Dude!

                      I just don't think newbies should come to the site and act like that no matter how advanced of a mechanic u think u r. And before they spout off they should do a lil research on who they are talking too. I was pissed that GT talked to me as if I was a dumbass!
                      Rob
                      88 Street Hawk
                      F2 tank, Aztec8 dual 4", Duc seat and CF cowl, Stage 3 jet, Uni Pods, M4 stubby, SV650 clips, controls & fuel pump, GSXR front mc and CFB1000 front caliper, F3 forks upper and internals, Penske 8983, Gino RCR, rear jump plates & R6 pegs and Vapor gauge...
                      04 CRF50 pit bike and stunt runner...
                      91 Suzuki GSF400 Bandit (she's a runner now...)

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                        #12
                        well if you had actually looked at the manual you would have answered your own question it even has pictures of the spark plug wrench sorry if I pissed ya off.

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by GTfever
                          well if you had actually looked at the manual you would have answered your own question it even has pictures of the spark plug wrench sorry if I pissed ya off.
                          umm... why would he need pics of the spark plug wrench?

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                            #14
                            Ive seen and used a lot of motorcycle spark plug wrenches when I see the hawks wrench I can Immediatley tell its specific to the hawk not looking at all like the generic/universal ones you can but at the shops. as th universal ones wont come close to removing the pesky front cylinder plug..... needs to be a specific lengtyh to work.....I guess thats why I think you should always have the factory specific manual and if youre new to motorcycle mechanics a mentor present.......

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                              #15
                              I highly recommend getting this set for when you are changing out the front spark plug (if you have a 3/8" driver set, they make them for other sizes too):

                              http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...seBVCookie=Yes

                              The 6" extender, with a flex adapter, coupled with a 12mm short socket will allow you to get at the end of the stock spark plug *tool* (not the plug) much much easier. I used this combo for the first time the other night and I changed the plug in about 3 minutes without removing anything to get to it.

                              Here is the best pic I could find of the stock spark plug tool. In the picture it is attached to the front right plug (the easy one). From what I have seen so far, this is the best tool to use for the plugs, especially the front left (hard) one. If you don't have one, get one:

                              http://hawkworks.net/manual/images/3/3-6-img04.jpg

                              Remember not to over-torque or under-torque your plugs. A tiny dabble of anti-seize on like 3 threads, and a half turn past hand snug will get the plug where you need it and no more flying plugs

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