2-76 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Spark Plug Cleaning and Inspection
Seat (see Seat Removal in the Frame chapter)
Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System
Spark Plug Cap
When removing the spark plug cap, do not pull the
lead. The lead could be broken off or damaged the
Clean the plug hole [A], using the compressed air [B].
Remove the spark plug [A], using the spark plug wrench.
Special Tool - Spark Plug Wrench, Hex 16 [B]: 57001-1262
The plug may also be cleaned using a high flash-point
solvent and a nonmetal brush (nylon etc.).
If the spark plug electrodes are corroded or damaged,
or if the insulator is cracked, replace the plug. Use the
standard spark plug.
Measure the gap [A] with a wire-type thickness gauge.
If the gap is incorrect, carefully bend the side electrode
[B] with a suitable tool to obtain the correct gap.
Spark Plug Gap
0.8 ∼ 0.9 mm (0.03 ∼ 0.04 in.)
Install the spark plug, using the spark plug wrench.
Special Tool - Spark Plug Wrench, Hex 16: 57001-1262
Torque - Spark Plug: 13 N·m (1.3 kgf·m, 115 in·lb)