One of those days…

So I have finally braved the cold evenings to change the plugs on my bike, in the feeble hope that I might be able to get it running again. 19mm deep socket, correct length extension, decent size ratchet. Draining the tank, I think about what a pleasure and a pain this bike has been. It has cost me so many hours, but it helps me de stress, and it’s a much better option to blow off some steam than to drink my stresses away I guess.

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I start the socket on the right hand plug, I hear this clicking noise and pull the socket out to see this…

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I’m trying to work out where the thread part is, and realise the bloody thing is still in the head. Luckily, I have access to a decent screw extractor set, five minutes later I’m holding this:

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Wind in the new plug, go to take the left hand plug out and I work out where the oil leak is coming from the head.

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The question is now for you my readers, will metal putty be adequate for this?

And ending on a lighter note, while trawling eBay, I now know that the front profile of a Suzuki GS500 engine looks like an owl.

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