Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Hi, Welcome to the Silverwing 600 Forum. We ask that you be polite and also introduce yourself on your 1st post. The members are friendly and helpful so just have fun. There is www.maxi-scoots.com site that is geared for all scooters and motorcycles.
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Parking Brake Pad Installation ... H E L P !!!!
change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeby Delray Today at 4:29 pm

» Honda shop maintenance
change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeby cube Yesterday at 11:34 pm

» Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace?
change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeby cube Yesterday at 11:32 pm

» Rails / mounting for panniers
change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeby trunkmusic Yesterday at 7:08 pm

» Booster Plug
change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeby Wing808 Yesterday at 4:51 pm

» Hi, I'm the newest member!
change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeby DavidI Yesterday at 3:50 pm

» New Hagon rear shocks jacked up and centre stand mod
change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeby Lost it Yesterday at 11:26 am

» Newbie from London is here :)
change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeby Wing808 Yesterday at 2:55 am

» Wanted used Corbin
change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeby AldusFran Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:40 pm

» Change of Seat Colour
change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeby GoonerKev Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:14 pm

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
Share
 

 change spark plugs

Go down 
AuthorMessage
john grinsel
Curmudgeon
john grinsel

Number of posts : 2796
Age : 80
Points : 7017
Registration date : 2009-08-18

change spark plugs Empty
PostSubject: change spark plugs   change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 26, 2017 2:03 pm

Just changed plugs in my left over 2013 SilverWing---used tools I carry on board--just to make sure I am carrying the right stuff.

It appears to me good service life of spark plugs in SilverWing, which is 40-50,000 miles, sure they would have made it to near 50,000---but I had time, wanted a look and had 2 new plugs on hand.

Total time under 30 minutes, including clean up and putting tools away.AND cleaning Never Seize off my hands and bike.

My first SilverWing was traded at near 50,000 miles, running fine on the original plugs...never bothered to look.

I did drop one small self tapping screw---rather than chase it I just took another from my junk stock.

Referred to shop manual before I got stared---to make sure I was doing it the simple way.
Back to top Go down
phils a winger
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider
phils a winger

Number of posts : 177
Location : Lanark, UK
Points : 2052
Registration date : 2014-09-27

change spark plugs Empty
PostSubject: Re: change spark plugs   change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 26, 2017 3:18 pm

I did mine a month ago and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was.
Back to top Go down
RazorbackUofA
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
RazorbackUofA

Number of posts : 85
Age : 63
Location : Arkansas
Points : 1002
Registration date : 2017-04-23

change spark plugs Empty
PostSubject: Re: change spark plugs   change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 26, 2017 5:25 pm

phils a winger wrote:
I did mine a month ago and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was.

ditto  cheers

 fyi used Autolite XS4303DP Xtreme Sport Iridium Powersports Spark Plugs
Back to top Go down
john grinsel
Curmudgeon
john grinsel

Number of posts : 2796
Age : 80
Points : 7017
Registration date : 2009-08-18

change spark plugs Empty
PostSubject: Re: change spark plugs   change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 26, 2017 6:09 pm

Why not the plug Honda recomends? Hard to improve on their recommendation.
Back to top Go down
RazorbackUofA
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
RazorbackUofA

Number of posts : 85
Age : 63
Location : Arkansas
Points : 1002
Registration date : 2017-04-23

change spark plugs Empty
PostSubject: Re: change spark plugs   change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 26, 2017 6:22 pm

john grinsel wrote:
Why not the plug Honda recomends?   Hard to improve on their recommendation.

Honda dealer sugested those.
Back to top Go down
john grinsel
Curmudgeon
john grinsel

Number of posts : 2796
Age : 80
Points : 7017
Registration date : 2009-08-18

change spark plugs Empty
PostSubject: Re: change spark plugs   change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 26, 2017 6:29 pm


dealer probably doesn't really ride....and he makes more money on his recommendation?
Back to top Go down
exavid
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
exavid

Number of posts : 2336
Age : 76
Location : Medford, Oregon
Points : 6183
Registration date : 2009-07-17

change spark plugs Empty
PostSubject: Re: change spark plugs   change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 26, 2017 9:38 pm

Using lead free gasoline with electronic ignition spark plugs last nearly forever. I had 100,000+ miles on the plugs on my GL1500. I changed them when replacing the timing belts, just because. Not because they really needed it. I got 160,000 miles on the original plugs in a car I owned. Sold it with those still working fine.
If an engine starts quickly, idles smoothly, takes rapid acceleration smoothly and fuel mileage doesn't drop I can't see any reason to change spark plugs.
Back to top Go down
Dave Weller
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 69
Location : Chatham Kent UK
Points : 2950
Registration date : 2011-11-09

change spark plugs Empty
PostSubject: Re: change spark plugs   change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 27, 2017 3:20 pm

I looked at the plugs this week, and refitted the existing ones back. Access very good.
Back to top Go down
exavid
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
exavid

Number of posts : 2336
Age : 76
Location : Medford, Oregon
Points : 6183
Registration date : 2009-07-17

change spark plugs Empty
PostSubject: Re: change spark plugs   change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 27, 2017 6:57 pm

The removal of lead from gasoline nearly eliminated built up on spark plug electrodes. The advent of electronic ignition which not only made ignition timing far more accurate and consistent also creates a higher ignition voltage. These advances mean a plug can last nearly forever as long as the engine isn't burning oil.
Back to top Go down
GHM-PM
Site Admin
GHM-PM

Number of posts : 1630
Age : 66
Location : Wickenburg, AZ
Points : 4481
Registration date : 2012-05-17

change spark plugs Empty
PostSubject: Re: change spark plugs   change spark plugs I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 28, 2017 8:49 am

Changed mine at 8K, they looked fine but I had the 5 year warranty from Honda so followed their recommendation. Installed NGK Iridium plugs, easy job and I will probably never have to check them again!!!
Back to top Go down
 
change spark plugs
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Engine wont turn over with spark plugs in.
» Briggs and Stratton 14hp Vangaurd twin won't fire the spark plugs.
» Lets talk about spark plugs
» E3 spark plugs for vanguard
» SPARK PLUGS!

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Honda Silver Wing :: Maintenance, Tips and Hints-
Jump to: