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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-01-2008, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Did a little tinkering on the bike this morning. Got the chrome exhaust cover and nuts and finally put those on. Found out what was making the noise. Not the acct after all, but one of the highway pegs. Just a habit of mine to expect the worst, so it was nice to know it was an easy fix. Just took em off. Still got a little buzz about 3k rpm and above, but think it's the throttle cables. Gonna change the oil tomorrow morning and I'll have a good look at it then.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-02-2008, 01:33 AM
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A minor rear brake and clutch adjustment and it's running, and stopping really well.

New plugs are on the list. I see it's gonna to take a plug socket that has fairly thin walls to get the two dropped down in the engine. Anyone have any special ones they use? Don't know if the tool kit had one in it originally, as it's not in there now.
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The Craftsman "Easy Read" 18mm deep socket does the trick. Some folks around here have even posted the part number for it. You can search or check the Verses for the exact part number.

K-mart sells Craftsman now, I picked mine up there for $5-6.
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Thanks!

Got a Craftsman set, but it was just too thick. Had a friend suggest grinding the sidewall of the socket down, but didn't think Sears would look too friendly on the warranty for that.
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A minor rear brake and clutch adjustment and it's running, and stopping really well.

New plugs are on the list. I see it's gonna to take a plug socket that has fairly thin walls to get the two dropped down in the engine. Anyone have any special ones they use? Don't know if the tool kit had one in it originally, as it's not in there now.
I bought an 18 mm deep socket and ground it around the out side till it fit the hole, it works great.

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Grinding works. The Sears Easy Read are different from the standard Sears sockets; no grinding needed. Either way gets it done.
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Yes, there is suppose to be one in the tool kit that comes with the bike. If you have a bike junkyard close by you can check there. That's how I got mine.

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Thanks, Lancer.

Kinda figured it was supposed to. Tried the ones from my 4 wheelers, and of course they weren't the right size.
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