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Spark Plug Removal - dumb question

After all the discussion I have decided to put the iridium plugs in my bike. Guess I must have missed it somewhere in all my reading but can someone tell me what size/length socket is needed to remove the spark plugs?
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18mm deep well.

Don't forget the anti-seize when you put in the new ones.

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Thanks for the info. Is the product actually called anti-seize? If I read correctly it should be applied to the threads before installing the new plugs which should be gapped st .035?
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Thanks for the info. Is the product actually called anti-seize? If I read correctly it should be applied to the threads before installing the new plugs which should be gapped st .035?
Correct on the thread application, need to check on the gap, can't remember what I set my iridiums to.

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Be careful setting the gap on Iridium plugs. The tip is very fragil. Most will be pre set.
I have seen people breaak the tip and shortin the life of the plug.
The only real advantage to Iridium is you don't have to chaing them as soon.
Be careful puting anti seize on, Only put it on the threads. It can short out a plug if near the tip.

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And to continue on anti-seize suggestions ....

A little goes along way.
If you have some kind of small brush, use that to spread it thinly around the threads of the plug. It doesn't need to be a thick blob.


And with the plug socket, it needs to be a thin wall deep well.
And from what I also understand, the plugs should already be gapped. But it wouldn't hurt to double check to be sure.

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( unless ya ask that guy about his '07 Vulcan !! LOL)

There're been very few questions here that haven't already been ask at some point.
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Plugs...

From the NGK site, the gap is 0.035". I did not have to set mine when they arrived, but you may want to run a quick check on 'em just to feel better.

I also was very careful to not get any antiseize on the tip of the plug. I heard the same thing that it will foul out the plugs early.

Let us know whet you think when you get them in and take it for a spin.

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Can't seem to find at any of the local parts stores. The guy at advanve auto said he could order them @ $6.96 each and probably have them in the next day. Will probably go with him if I don't have any better luck looking tomorrow. Hadn't had any real problems with the bike yet. It's an 06' but I have noticed that when new I didn't need any choke for her to crank but now I have to go to half choke for it to fire up. Never had any problems with my battery either but based on the advice/opinions of you guys I got a MF almost immediately. Maybe it was my imagination but the bike did seem to run better with the MF battery and ocassional dose of seafoam. Wonder if there will be any noticeable difference with the new plugs or maybe the old mind will continue to play tricks on me.
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If you have Advance Discount Auto, they either stock or get them in a day. About $ 5 each.

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