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Old 07-10-2010, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2002 Honda shadow spirit 750. The spark plugs that are under the plastic covers are impossible to get a socket on due to the angle and limited space. Is there a special tool required to get to these spark plugs? Tried several different deep well socket and none with work.
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18 mm thinwalled deepwell
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Thanks for the info. How much difference in O.D. is there btween regular and thin walled? It's is a pretty tight fit. I will try the thin walled socket.
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Thanks for the info. How much difference in O.D. is there btween regular and thin walled? It's is a pretty tight fit. I will try the thin walled socket.
Enough. I got mine @ Rural King. Stk. #3718 which is 15/16" in dia.
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Posts like this make me wonder what happens to all of the OEM tool kits that came with the bike. Do people throw them away or what? Or do they go to the same place where the other sock went to? I have not found anything better to use than the cheeseball Honda plug socket that came with my bike. Craftsman 18mm 12 point deepwell will work also.
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2002 Honda shadow spirit 750. The spark plugs that are under the plastic covers are impossible to get a socket on due to the angle and limited space. Is there a special tool required to get to these spark plugs? Tried several different deep well socket and none with work.
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had the same problem with mine, found the sparkplug socket from a kawasaki fit great it has a taperd end with a swivel on the end mad it so easy. hope this helps.
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I have not found anything better to use than the cheeseball Honda plug socket that came with my bike. Craftsman 18mm 12 point deepwell will work also.
+1 Thats what the tool kit socket is for.
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I am a user of the one in the toolkit. Works just fine. I put a socket on the end to use a ratchet with it with no issues.
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I had the same problem. Go to lowes and get Kobalt 3/8 drive, 12pt, 18mm deep well. $5


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Posts like this make me wonder what happens to all of the OEM tool kits that came with the bike. Do people throw them away or what? Or do they go to the same place where the other sock went to? I have not found anything better to use than the cheeseball Honda plug socket that came with my bike. Craftsman 18mm 12 point deepwell will work also.
When I bought my bike (used) the tool kit in the took kit spot (under the seat in a little plastic box) contained 1 8mm wrench, a screw driver handle with a reversible screw driver bit, a socket driver and 5 sockets, 6-10 mm. I ordered an OEM plug socket on Ebay for $20.
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