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Old 02-13-2011, 08:39 AM   #1
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Post How to change your spark plugs

I know the 07+ have 4 plugs right? but 03-06 only have two i think. Can anybody post a tuturial (with pics would be awesome!) on changing the plugs in an 03-06, showing location of plugs and best way to reach them?
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:30 AM   #2
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Re: How to change your spark plugs

Rear plug: Remove seat, unbolt front of gas tank, tip tank upwards (make sure not to have it full of gas or it will leak out the top) and use a rod (one comes in the tool kit) to hold it up. The rear cylinder is right at the base of the tank. Pull the wire + plug out of the top of it, remove the spark plug with a spark plug socket on an extension. I believe there is a spark plug tool in the toolkit as well.

Front spark plug: Remove any necessary bodywork if a S model, unbolt the 3 bolts holding the radiator in place. Push radiator forward, there is the top of the front cylinder. Remove the plug and wire and then remove the spark plug with a spark plug socket. The factory tool does a good job of getting in there, as it is a tight space with the radiator there.

To install new plugs: put a dab of anti-seize on the threads, turn plug in by hand, once it is tight by hand, tighten with a wrench another 1/4 to 1/2 turn. Make sure it is snug but not overly tight, as you can strip the threads.

When putting the plug back on the front spark plug, put some dielectric grease in the plug boot, will help protect against water.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:51 AM   #3
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Re: How to change your spark plugs

Go to bolty.net and look for the link for SV650... they have a full write up with pics. Btw, so the 2006 only has 2 plugs?
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:03 AM   #4
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Re: How to change your spark plugs

Here it is. I never realized that the 07+ are dual spark. It says it at the beginning of the write up!!

Here it is, but remember only the rear and front apply to your case:

http://bolty.net/2009/10/06/how-to-c...in-your-sv650/
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Re: How to change your spark plugs

great! thanks. quite simple once you know.
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great! thanks. quite simple once you know.
I did mine's yesterday. Actually, just before I started I saw this thread and I said, wait a minute.... It's the 2007 that has the 4..

But yeah, pretty simple. Just hand tight and a half a turn at the end.
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I did mine's yesterday. Actually, just before I started I saw this thread and I said, wait a minute.... It's the 2007 that has the 4..

But yeah, pretty simple. Just hand tight and a half a turn at the end.
Or better yet, use a torque wrench.
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Or better yet, use a torque wrench.
or better yet, dont. Hand tight and you usually dont even need a full half turn, just a tiny bit tight past snug. No need for a tq wrench on spark plugs.
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Or better yet, use a torque wrench.
IMO, torque wrenches are pretty good to adjust big bolts and values that are in the middle range. Small values tend to be inaccurate. To improve accuracy, i would use a 1-25 lb.ft(I don't have one for that range) to be able to adjust to 8 lb. ft. Since I am an engineer, I would usually suggest to stick to the spec. But sometimes, you have to follow common practice. Half a turn works.
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