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Old 04-16-2012, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question spark plug tool

2002 shadow 600 vlx......besides purchasing the honda spark plug wrench/ tool.....does any other 18 mm sockets fit.....like craftmans, etc.......or are they to wide to go down spark plug hole.....
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2002 shadow 600 vlx......besides purchasing the honda spark plug wrench/ tool.....does any other 18 mm sockets fit.....like craftmans, etc.......or are they to wide to go down spark plug hole.....
I just used the one that. Came in the bikes tool bag. Have heard of people sanding down the outside of an 18mm socket to make it fit though
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You could buy an 18mm deep well thin wall socket at Sears or auto parts store and it will work but the honda sparkplug tool is a better choice.
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OK, I have had the same question. What's the best source for the Honda tool? An ebay search was kind of dry... considering how tight or impossible the fit is for a regular spark plug socket I don't want to spend $27+ online for a socket for another Honda model if it's not going to fit.
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I use a craftsman 18mm deep well. It works perfect.
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Purchase the stock tool kit complete @ $57. There even a place on the bike to store it. They are decent enough tools to use if and when you need them.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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bike bandit sells the sparkplug tool by itself.....search your model bike and look at tool section....
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I ended up getting the 18m thin wall socket from Craftsman as well. Does the job. Can't complain.
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Craftsman 18mm 3/8 drive spark plug socket with a long extension and swivel works perfect. I posted pics of socket and part # in other thread - changing spark plugs in 96 vlx. Do a search.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just got the tool that comes with the kit by itself. It was $10 or so.

I dont know why anyone would buy a craftsman or the like just to thin it out.
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