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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-22-2012, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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So I got some iridiums

This is my continuing adventure of learning about bikes as I've only had mine a week or so. As it turns out I've only replaced half the plugs so far as I don't have the socket yet to do the deep ones. One of the rear plugs i pulled out (champion) was dead, black and the electrode had burned away. This was one of the deep ones and I put one of the better champs in there for now.
As it turns out I now believe I've only been running on the front cylinder. It sounds silly but as I've never had a properly running bike, I had no frame of reference. I never considered it would possibly run on one cylinder. I've now had to cut the idle way back since it was running at 3000 with both cylinders going. It's still a little inconsistent but I figure the other plugs and just running it should help that. I'll be running another tank of Seafoam too since there must be all kinds of crap in there. Changed the oil too since there was almost certainly gas in it.

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Good on ya for learning to wrench your own ride.
Dan`s Online Motorcycle Repair Course may be of some help to you as well:
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What size socket did you use to pull the plugs?
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16mm i think not sure

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18mm thin wall---

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18mm thin wall---

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1985 kawasaki vulcan 700 parts bike maybe
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18mm thin wall---
Thank you.

I'll have to pick one up soon so I can get my plugs swapped out.
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A regular 18mm will work on 2 of them, but no the deep ones, thats where the thin wall comes in, go deep well too!

04-3,200 miles bought July 2011 with 928 miles. Loaded with acessories to many to list here, see my albums for more details! I also make a custom tank bib specific for the 750 if anyone is interested, ck my albums for some pics.
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My bad wasnt sure

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custom mirrors, gel battery
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 12:43 AM
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Sear's sell sells a 18mm thin wall Craftsman for a reasonable price.
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