Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Little Rock, AR
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Speaking from experience there are 2 things to do that will make changing the plugs a breeze:
1. Loosen up the tank mounting bolt to where you can pivot it up to where you can wedge something under and support it. I used a piece of styrofoam out of a speaker box. This opens up a lot more room above the valve cover to work in.
2. Remove the radiator mounting bolts and gently move it down a few inches. It will drop down if you pull the upper hose out beside the valve cover. careful not to bend any fins. This gives even more clearance, especially for that pesky #3 plug.
Mine came with a complete tool kit and the plug socket provided works perfectly. It looks like a cheap piece of sh!t but the angle is just right and gets to the #2 and #3 plugs perfectly. I remember you guys that have '06 9ers talking about not having a tool kit which is totally assinine on Honda's part. If you can get one of the plug sockets somehow it will make plug changes a breeze. Can't be too expensive from Honda. Here's a picture of a 919 tool kit showing the socket.
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