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Here I am, innocently attempting my first ever TA spark plug change.
Cor Blimey ... it ain't run-of-the-mill easy ... more screws to undo ... and no sign yet of the tank or fairing getting loose enough for removal.
Y'a'know, if the TA weren't such an all round, worthwhile, good egg, I might be tempted to finkfucit ... but Sicily is calling, and the voices demand all should be as it should be ... Y'know how it is.
 

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Best of luck with it.
If you gently pry the fairing away from the tank and move the tank to the rear then you should be able to reach the front plug, for the rear just lift the tank to gain access.
 

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There is a reason my 'rolling service' is leaving the spark plugs till last;)
But that time is approaching....

Whose the woman watching?(;)) helpful suggestions and offers of tups of tea/ coffee, or comments about how long you appear to be taking on a '5 min' job :thumbright:
 

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I manage to do it without removing the fairing,never had a problem,did grumpy's as well.
 

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Any special plug key or other tools required ?
 

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Front left spark plug ... aaagh !
 

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itsy-bitsy Pixie Fingers you must have, if you can remove the FL spark plug without resorting to removing bodywork and loosening the rad.
 

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Use the supplied honda tool
Ok. What tool would that be, then ?
(Apart from the Honda-tool-kit-spark-plug-socket ...)

And where do I get the plastic fixings for the fairing, to replace the ones I've, ahem, messed up ?
 

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Ok. What tool would that be, then ?
(Apart from the Honda-tool-kit-spark-plug-socket ...)

And where do I get the plastic fixings for the fairing, to replace the ones I've, ahem, messed up ?
The plug removal tool in the tool kit is the best for getting to the hard to reach plugs.
The fixings are another matter, I got mine of Ebay and had to increase the hole sizes slightly but they work.
 

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Yup, that's the one. It's tight, but it just fits.
Just how I like it.:thumbup:






















Oh you're talking about the plug spanner.:D
 

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Thanks for the advice ...
Since the snapping of below, Transalp serviced, reassembled, fit and ready for Sicilian duty.
 

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Well done.
At least you now know how to do it all yourself, which saves many pennies.
 
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