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Offline Dano

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#1 spar plug hole getting wet?
« on: June 27, 2011, 10:03:19 pm »
Had hard storms last night and my #1 hole gets a couple inches water. I just put everything back together, being careful to get everything in place.

When I took off tank everything was in place, seals in place boots all the way down. Have any of you used sealant before or did replacing boots do the job?

Anyone else run into this?
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Re: #1 spar plug hole getting wet?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 10:07:16 pm »
With the bike on the side stand water will build up around the #1 because of the shape of the valve cover. Does the boot look ok where it seats to the cover,? It has a lip seal that should keep water out. I use silicone spray on the boots when installing them so they seal easily.

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Re: #1 spar plug hole getting wet?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 04:18:21 pm »
I am not sure if it makes a difference with this problem or not but the plug caps do have an arrow and should point to an arrow on the cover I think.  I am not sure if that moves the vent hole in the cap to a spot less likely to flood or not.  I never have figured out why it would matter but might be worth a shot.  Like was said, clean them and coat them with something to make the seal better and if you can park on center stand if you know it is going to get wet.
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Re: #1 spar plug hole getting wet?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 04:25:58 pm »
Yes the arrow does put the vent at the highest point. I will clean them up real nice and spray them with silicone spray next time to see if that helps.

I called Kaw today to see about replacing them and found out that the only way they sell them is as a unit with the plug boot and they want $28 each for them. Heck I would get a set of Stick coils for less than than but they don't come with the boot eather but I have thought about getting a set of them anyway but havn't heard from anyone how well they last.
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Re: #1 spar plug hole getting wet?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011, 12:54:08 am »
I've had my stick coils (from T-cro) on for a little over a year, aprox 7000 miles and been through one valve adjust and there still working great!!     Thanks Tony
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Re: #1 spar plug hole getting wet?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 02:06:04 am »
I've had my stick coils (from T-cro) on for a little over a year, aprox 7000 miles and been through one valve adjust and there still working great!!     Thanks Tony

Ordered mine today  8)
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Re: #1 spar plug hole getting wet?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 08:17:18 pm »
Yes yes yes on the stick coils...lov'm
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