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Finnaly decided to change plugs but a bit stuck removing connector off plug as in photo, does it just pull staight up or do you need to hold your tongue a certain way?

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Its call a stick coils so you have to remove that first, just give a slight pull as the plug as a copper head with a grove, so just be careful and pull straight up.

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16-42 Electrical system -Kawasaki Manual.

Just give a slight pull and you should free the coil from the plug.Don,t use any screw driver as you might damage the coil.
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Thank's for that fastO, removed the stick coil and then got the plug out using the plug spanner that came with the tool kit, with a socket (14mm)and my ratchet on it, did not need the extensions. Was going to get a retired mech help me with plug change so I know what to do next time but went for my warrent of fitness and guy at garage said my headlights to low and off to left so thought I would take all the covers off adjust headlight and keep going and see how hard to move tank (no probs) took air cleaner box off but forgot to undo rubber hose under box to rear but no harm done it just popped off. cleaned air cleaner and got stuck trying to remove the stick coils but thanks fastO they pull straight up. Its dark an cold now so bike staying in garage with one old plug in until tommorow the re assembly.


Just used my work bench and keep fuel line connected and stood tank up, was sitting very secure without tying up (hope we don't have earthquake overnight)

Gave the aircleaner a good wash and it is drying out overnight and will re oil


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Yep FastO did look up in my 600 pages of manuals, The torque wrench beside is a bit big to use to torque up my plugs, am going to buy a smaller one tommorow for smaller jobs, now I do remember Ivader saying to torque plugs to 11 foot pounds?
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Glad you are done with the job so far without any damage..

Up date tomorrow on PART 2- Fitting of Spark Plugs

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Yep but my wife has already teased me about hope you can put all those bits back together. I think the cost to send it to the shop was around $200 including plugs
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That Air Filter also needs replacement IMHO.
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That Air Filter also needs replacement IMHO.
Is that not a washable foam filter?

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Yes, it's washable. I use NoToil "oil" which is biodegradable, so you can wash it in the sink the next time it's due.


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Since you have got the tank out , why not do MOD 1 on the Vacuum Hose. Just go through the links and see if you are interested. Might get a kick on the V since you are already on 44T
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...p?t=661&page=9

It's simple and just a hose to connect the dead ends.

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That Air Filter also needs replacement IMHO.
Have washed the filter with cleaner then flushed with my hose then washed in tub in warm soapy water then rinsed and its drying out and will spray oil in then replace should be all good.

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Can somone please confirm torque setting for doing up plugs
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Spark Plug T Setting-11 ft Lbs./1.5kgs.m/15 N.m

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Don't tell my wife FastO but went brought a new small torque wrench, a digital multimeter and small socket set so all set to play, will not do that mod at this stage but its good to have things apart and know how easy it is, better not say to much as have not started putting things back together, have luch coffe first then into it and will report back later.
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Filter all cleaned

filter going back in

tank back on and had to do a test start and it went, yipee

After the required road test that you alway do as a excuse to ride and then she is put away to rest to the weekend.

Learnt heaps and thank's for your help
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The V looks better after the WASH.
Hope you enjoyed your ride and what is your next project on the V.

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Riding, riding and hmmm more riding, have to change the plugs in the cruiser next but at least you only have to lift the fuel tank
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