So today i installed a new battery and spark plugs , some crazy ass engineer decided this shouldn't be an easy task , i mean how the hell did you figure to place that spark plug just out of reach of everything !!!!.
Took 40 min and 2 trips to Auto Zone to get pivoting socket adapters and other crap just to get that stinking thing changed
Although I've never changed my plugs (20K miles, still seems to run great) other WT'rs say the factory supplied plug socket in the tool kit works well. While we're on the subject, why do the plugs in my car last 100,000 and I read about guys changing their motorcycle plugs every year? Am I unaware of a performance loss with my original plugs or do people just change them because they can?
"Gentlemen. You can't fight in here. This is the War Room." - President Merkin Muffley
I went ahead and changed mine when I did the PAIRS plates. I already had the tank off and everything was in reach. So why not go ahead and do it? I had about 19k on mine, so I figured it couldn't hurt to go ahead and change them
used the factory plug tool w/ little problems (i believe I came in from the passenger-side of the bike). I changed the plugs at 19,000. Didn't notice any performance gains. Just purchased the bike and felt like throwing some money at it. Probably wont change 'em ever again.