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check out this spark plug - March 26, 2009, 06:12 AM

water??? could it be the slight leak down that still may be possible after my timing was fixed? I'm thinking passing air carries moisture....???

it came out of my 1st cylinder, which was the cylinder in question...and was a major PIA to remove (mainly because I was using a T-handle spark plug remove and had close to zero room to move)

but what could cause rust...corrosion...oxidizing??? notice it's only on one plug.

i was concerned about the state of my spark plugs after running with bad timing for so long...they looked ok for the most part...but I swapped in new ones anyway.

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The photo is so awesome that it's difficult to tell...

You got some water down the hatch is all. All the damage is on the exterior, and the threads and business end look fine.


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You got some water down the hatch is all. All the damage is on the exterior, and the threads and business end look fine.
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The photo is so awesome that it's difficult to tell...

You got some water down the hatch is all. All the damage is on the exterior, and the threads and business end look fine.

hahah thanks!! hands get shakey around 1am lol
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Just because the cams were off does not mean the leakdown test was bad. You still have a problem with that cylinder. The rings might be worn.


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Just because the cams were off does not mean the leakdown test was bad. You still have a problem with that cylinder. The rings might be worn.
duely noted..appreciate it. I'll do a poor man's leak down and put a drop of oil in the spark plug hole and do a compression test and see if anything is different.
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Stop doing things the "poor way" and just take it to someone with a compressor and a leakdown tester.


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Is the plug on the left side (kickstand side) of bike the bike? If so, some bike that have seen rain have this problem. Water runs downhill. Common with older Speed Triples and some GSXR from what I've seen.
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Is the plug on the left side (kickstand side) of bike the bike? If so, some bike that have seen rain have this problem. Water runs downhill. Common with older Speed Triples and some GSXR from what I've seen.
Exactly what I was going to say... at least on the GSXRs. I'd put money that it was pulled off the left side of the bike.


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Is the plug on the left side (kickstand side) of bike the bike? If so, some bike that have seen rain have this problem. Water runs downhill. Common with older Speed Triples and some GSXR from what I've seen.
u know what..that had crossed my mind..but figured the rubber boot on the coils would prevent that. either that or since my air box doesn't seal against the back side of the intake holes...figured water had seeped down there that way. you are correct in the location. the bike has seen everything mother nature can offer.

lol gixrb...no need to bet...i did say it was the 1st cylinder in the OP
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u know what..that had crossed my mind
That's the problem...you're thinking. Stop thinking, you're only going to confuse yourself even further.


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