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    Triumph Trophy Spark Plug Socket
    on: Mar 27, 2021, 01.15 am
    Mar 27, 2021, 01.15 am
    Iím in the process of doing the 40,000 mile service on my bike. I finally got to the spark plugs and found none of my normal tools will remove them. You may already know, but the spark plugs are located in about 6Ē holes down into the head, which are to small in diameter to let normal tools in. Does anyone know where the correct tool can be purchase?

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    Re: Triumph Trophy Spark Plug Socket
    Reply #1 on: Mar 27, 2021, 07.55 am
    Mar 27, 2021, 07.55 am
    There isn't a Spark Plug wrench listed on the Triumph Trophy Parts List Service Tool page.

    The Spark Plugs ( NGK CR8EK ) have a 16mm Hex, and you should be able to find
    a long reach Spark Plug wrench in that size at most Motor Factor stores.

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    Re: Triumph Trophy Spark Plug Socket
    Reply #2 on: Mar 27, 2021, 11.12 am
    Mar 27, 2021, 11.12 am
    I use a method that works very well and you make sure that the thread of the spark plug fits perfectly with the thread of the cylinder head (valve head). It is the way to tighten the spark plug manually without breaking the thread ...

    As it is an aluminum material, it is very sensitive to aluminum overcasting.

    It has happened to a lot of people, even some mechanics.

    To tighten and loosen the spark plug there is a ratchet wrench that I will show you pictures later so you can see that no special tools are needed.
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    Re: Triumph Trophy Spark Plug Socket
    Reply #3 on: Mar 27, 2021, 12.26 pm
    Mar 27, 2021, 12.26 pm
    Here is my method to extract and insert new spark plugs:

    In ratchet cases, the 16mm socket wrench usually comes




    Tools needed


    Sleeve piece to insert and remove the spark plug


    Sleeve attached to the neck of the spark plug


    Adapter for loosening and tightening the spark plug


    We insert the spark plug attached to the neck of the spark plug in the hole in the cylinder head and manually tighten


    We introduce the adapter and tighten manually until we notice that with the hand it is not possible to tighten more




    Finally with the torque wrench we tighten to 12 Nm

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    Re: Triumph Trophy Spark Plug Socket
    Reply #4 on: Mar 29, 2021, 02.27 pm
    Mar 29, 2021, 02.27 pm
    I've been using the same method for decades.  However, I use a section of black rubber hose.  LOL!  In any case, I always apply anti-seize to the threads of the spark plug as well.

    Great photos and write-up, by the way.   :001:
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    Re: Triumph Trophy Spark Plug Socket
    Reply #5 on: Mar 29, 2021, 03.36 pm
    Mar 29, 2021, 03.36 pm
    Tactful reply designed not to embarrass anyone ......

    It is worth mentioning that that some other brands of Spark Plug -
    advertised as being "compatible", may require a different size socket,
    such as 18mm - and these probably won't fit down the hole !  :164:


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    Re: Triumph Trophy Spark Plug Socket
    Reply #6 on: Mar 29, 2021, 04.09 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Yaga1973 [+]
    I've been using the same method for decades.  However, I use a section of black rubber hose.  LOL!  In any case, I always apply anti-seize to the threads of the spark plug as well.

    Great photos and write-up, by the way.   :001:

    Yes, I also add a few drops of white glue for the spark plugs.
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    Re: Triumph Trophy Spark Plug Socket
    Reply #7 on: Mar 29, 2021, 05.06 pm
    Mar 29, 2021, 05.06 pm
    I just use a spark plug socket and an extension.  Am I missing something here?

     



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