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    Quote Originally Posted by army08 View Post
    Is there a certain spec on the plugs? Or is it just good and tight
    Just looked it up. 8 ft-lbs / 96 in-lbs.

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    Howdy
    In Australia .... we have a saying - "IF it ain't broke / don't fix it"
    With that in mind, my 08 M109 is a few Km's short of 50,000 Kilometres ......
    and I have NEVER changed my Spark Plugs !!!
    It has never missed, spluttered or behaved in anyway that has made me feel the necessity !!!
    (and YES, it has most of the Modifications added, you can read on this site, + I ride it HARD)!!!
    That said .... I do have a Big $$$ set of "IRIDIUM'S" ready to go in, next Oil Change (every 3k Kms)
    I will put some pics up of them when removed !!!
    Just sharing .... as I believe some Riders here are over-doing scheduled maintenance = for no reason!
    and just detailing - how far a factory set will go !!!
    Cheers
    Big Jim. Adelaide. South Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Howdy
    In Australia .... we have a saying - "IF it ain't broke / don't fix it"
    With that in mind, my 08 M109 is a few Km's short of 50,000 Kilometres ......
    and I have NEVER changed my Spark Plugs !!!
    It has never missed, spluttered or behaved in anyway that has made me feel the necessity !!!
    (and YES, it has most of the Modifications added, you can read on this site, + I ride it HARD)!!!
    That said .... I do have a Big $$$ set of "IRIDIUM'S" ready to go in, next Oil Change (every 3k Kms)
    I will put some pics up of them when removed !!!
    Just sharing .... as I believe some Riders here are over-doing scheduled maintenance = for no reason!
    and just detailing - how far a factory set will go !!!
    Cheers
    Big Jim. Adelaide. South Australia.

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    Tribe, do you know that your front rim is installed opposite way? Compare it with your rear one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by moto View Post
    can one of you tell me, how many plugs does the bike have?

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    Wish someone could post the pics in the step by step again.

    I learn best with pics...I'm sure changing the plugs is easy enough - but pics confirm I am on the right track....and no youtube videos either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kariblay View Post
    Wish someone could post the pics in the step by step again.

    I learn best with pics...I'm sure changing the plugs is easy enough - but pics confirm I am on the right track....and no youtube videos either.
    It is in the service manual on page 30. (section 2-16)

    Standard manual:
    https://www.manualslib.com/download/...r-Vzr1800.html

    supplementary 2010 and up:
    https://www.manualslib.com/download/...i-Vzr1800.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by motibyte View Post
    The tutorial helped a lot, especially the pictures. Don't let the stealer talk you into buying a spark plug remover, one of the tin ones made for NGK plugs, they will not work in our case. I ended up adding to my tool arsenal a swivel joint, 6 inch extension, and 12 inch extension, that along with my 3 inch extension and using a combination of each of them for each different plug got them out pretty quick. Also, the right side cover does come out with some jiggling (Careful not to scratch it, put some thick tape on it). Did notice a response difference with the new plugs.
    The first time I changed them it took me about 2 hours along with taking the tank and other goodies off. The second time it took me 15 minutes start to finish. Tank and all.

    Marty

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