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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-21-2009, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Newbie make something

Hi every body i been away for a while,
readying, studying, but today(and yestarday), in fact, this weekend, i did something that a it maked me feel so proud, this weekend change my oil and my oil filter by my self, i know maybe itsn't too much, but bealive me, for somebody like me, that never change even a light bulb in my home, this is a big success, i looked for the information all over the forum, and after that nobody arround my neighbourhood wants to do my bike, i did it by my self, i was afraid at first time, but i took the decision, and here i am now, i feel my bike so much more mine now, if you know what i mean, i wanna thanks for all the people that helps people like me, Newbie, with all your patient and dedication, thanks everyone. i wanna share with you this thought:

may be i don't know you, maybe a don't know how you look like, but i'm sure i know it's that you are there when we need you.


By the way following with this Exciting do it yourself, i will change my Spark plug's soon, but
I have a Doubt,i've research in the forums for information but i was so much confusing for me, here is the thing:
Someones said that: the Gap has to be 0.8 mm ~ 0.9 mm.
and the torque has to be 12 ft/lbs.....
Here is other thing, my Torque Wrench has the follow gradutaion:
20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140 foot pounds.
1, 4 , 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 meter kilograms

Whats the correct GAP and What's the correct torque?

My Spark plugas are NKG DPR8EA-9.
Thanks Again everybody.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-21-2009, 08:22 AM
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Come on, y'all with the manuals help this trying newbie out...
I'm not sure on this, but maybe someone will correct me---I think 1 meter kilogram = 7.23 foot pounds and the 0.8-0.9mm & the 12 foot pounds to be correct although I am going by memory alone and have
So if 1 meter kilogram = 7.23 foot pounds then if you could guess at 1.66 meter kilograms that would = 12 ft. lbs. ... Or maybe you could just set the torque wrench on 1 meter kilogram and feel of that amount of force a few times and get a good feel of what to pull on a wrench to get the 1.66 if that is right...??????????????
One thing I like to do also, is put a tad of anti-seize on the threads of the plugs...
Your plugs are the correct ones, and you need an 18mm thin wall deep well socket or the spark plug wrench that came in your tool kit...
Wish I could be of better help, but thats it...And don't take this as gospel, I am just trying to help because no one else has...
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To get the correct torque, you need a smaller increment torque wrench.

But, you don't really need a torque wrench. You could just do it as follows...

Start plug by hand (usually until hand tight and this is how you should ALWAYS start a plug).
If there is no washer, tighten 1/16 turn after hand tight.
If there is a washer, tighten 1/2 to 2/3 turn after hand tight.

As for gap, between .8mm-.9mm (.031"-.035") is fine.

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I am glad for you Mad Fighter, you are now really becoming a motorcycle nut. Like you have found out it is sooo good to be able to turn a wrench and do it yourself. Also how you feels after it is all done and it works like it should. Lots luck in your next project and may it come out right the first time.

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Plugs tighten to finger tight then 1/2 turn. Gap to smallest side recommended they will open over time.

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