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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-28-2010, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Whilst the tanks off.........

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As reported in an earlier thread I have currently removed my tank to sort a problem with the fuel pump which was causing a fuse to blow. It actuually turned out that the low fuel sensor had failed internally (there is a PCB in it) causing a short.

Anyway, as I have the tank off I am considering changing:-

1. The air filter - I have purchased one off JDS, jolly decent chappy.
2. The spark plugs.

Can people provide some guidance as to what is required to remove these items and parts I may need. For example do I need to remove the air intakes and do I need to remove (and therefore replace) the 'well nuts' that can fall inside the engine. Do I need any gaskets for the plugs etc???

My bike has done around 6000 dry miles over a 10 year period. To my knowledge the spark plugs have never been changed nor has the air filter.

I am in two minds regarding the spark plugs because my local dealer suggested I should change them, whereas my father (who is an experienced mechanic) said "well it's not misfiring son, it doesnt fail emmissions tests, so if it ain't boke, dont fix it"

help as always would be appreciated




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leave the plugs alone, they are a high markup item

given what you have for weather...the filter shouldn't be dirty, show it to your father....he will tell you if it needs changing

well nuts are a service part.....to be changed each time...

fuel filter 12k/yearly.....especially if you have to use fuel with ethanol in it..

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I on the other hand would change the plugs to iridium plugs if I were you (part number is NGK CR9EIX). 6K miles is my limit for changing out plugs. They are cheap and easy to change so why not...

And since you already ordered the air filter, change that too.

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Being old myself, I naturally agree with your father.
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my father (who is an experienced mechanic) said "well it's not misfiring son, it doesnt fail emmissions tests, so if it ain't boke, dont fix it"

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You father is right. Unless the service manual says you need some new ones at that mileage.
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I'd say change the plugs....

my 750 has only 6K miles too and my old plugs were so bad that my MV wouldn't start...and I could not figure it out for the longest time what was causing it.

http://mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=30358

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I've never understood the mentality "if it aint broke, don't fix it" We are talking about bikes here. plugs are one of the cheapest things to replace, why would anyone want to wait for it to fail (and possibly leave you stranded somewhere) to replace them? The bike has 6K miles, I would say he has gotten his moneys worth out of the old plugs.

Replace them now, who knows when you will have your tank off again. Order up some NGK CR9EIX plugs and dont look back. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NGK-IRIDIUM-PL...item2ea41063e5

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better look into the plug change intervals on cars.....some are astronomical numbers....50-100K and they are using the same plugs....

i'm with CAG lol....thanks buddy....you too squibby!

Joe, i don't agree

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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-29-2010, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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Ok guys, I am probably going to listen to my dad (dads generally seem to know best - no disrespect gents!). If I was to change the plugs and I already had the tank and air box compartment off, what also would I have to remove? fron fairing, air intakes etc??

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if you want a little better performance change to a BMC filter. The bike will breathe a little better
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