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Spark plug wrench size ?

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greenrider

Hi

2011 r1200rt

Can someone confirm the spark plug wrench size.  It's not 16mm but it would like to know what size it actually is before I buy one. Guessing it might be 14mm

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dirtrider
21 minutes ago, greenrider said:

Hi

2011 r1200rt

Can someone confirm the spark plug wrench size.  It's not 16mm but it would like to know what size it actually is before I buy one. Guessing it might be 14mm

 

camhead spark plug.JPG

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Pappy35

Thin walled socket! 

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6speedTi

Any 3/8 drive standard 6 point deep socket will fit nicely through the valve cover and onto the sparkplug. 

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Pappy35

I was on my phone and in a hurry before. You NEED to use a thin walled 19 14mm (9/16's works too and is the one I use) socket. I got mine for $7 at Autozone so it's not an expensive, specialized tool. Use something else and you risk getting it jammed in the recess. This happened to someone on one of these forums (I forget who or where or I would have posted a link) and you DO NOT want this to happen to you.

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dirtrider
30 minutes ago, Pappy35 said:

I was on my phone and in a hurry before. You NEED to use a thin walled 19mm (9/16's works too and is the one I use) socket. I got mine for $7 at Autozone so it's not an expensive, specialized tool. Use something else and you risk getting it jammed in the recess. This happened to someone on one of these forums (I forget who or where or I would have posted a link) and you DO NOT want this to happen to you.

 

Evening Pappy35

 

19mm is very close to 3/4" not 9/16". 

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6speedTi
32 minutes ago, Pappy35 said:

I was on my phone and in a hurry before. You NEED to use a thin walled 19mm (9/16's works too and is the one I use) socket. I got mine for $7 at Autozone so it's not an expensive, specialized tool. Use something else and you risk getting it jammed in the recess. This happened to someone on one of these forums (I forget who or where or I would have posted a link) and you DO NOT want this to happen to you.

19mm socket on a Camhead?

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Pappy35

Sorry. I mean 14mm.

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Pappy35

I'll never understand why people will pay $50 for a tool that can be had for $7. There are instances, like torque wrenches and such where one is buying precision, but a spark plug socket isn't one of them.

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Paul Monk

My method, I use a 1/4" drive 14 mm for spark plugs.  Never a problem.

 

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