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Old 10-30-2012, 09:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 18 mm spark plug socket

I am looking for a shop that Carries a thin wall socket to get my plugs out on my 88 vt800c . AutoZone and advanced doesn't carry anything

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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eBay is full of 'em. If you don't want to go the Internet route, NAPA is pretty good about that specialty-type stuff.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sears carries an 18mm 6 point thinwall plug socket that works great. I think I paid $14 for it.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I bought mine at Oreilly auto parts...can't remember how much but I believe it was under $10

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I had two 18 mm sockets, that were neither one the thin walled 6point socket, so I used the bench grinder on one of them and tapered the business end. Pop on the extension and works great.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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kobalt 18mm deep well gets mine out of my 98 vt1100c
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, I got mine at Sear's as well...
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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lol i used to own a 95' vt600, getting those deep plugs out is a nightmare. make sure u have a universal and a short extension too
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:49 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I use what we call a box spanner, double ended, it doesn't matter how long it is because you can just drop it over the plug to clear the narrow bit and drop a socket over the end to undo it, this allows you to use a torque wrench to tighten it up to 10 ft lbs...and it's very cheap..

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Old 10-31-2012, 09:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The best one is the one that comes with the bike ;^D. I have a 2002 Shadow vt600 and the tool pouch has the one you need. If you no longer have the original tools, go to bike bandit or one of those sites and get a set. I can do almost all of the maintenance on my Shadow using that set.
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