How to change spark plugs on a 2006 GSXR 1000: Allow about 45 minutes to change plugs.
TOOLS NEEDED: 4mm/5mm allen sockets, 10mm socket,#2 Phillips screwdriver, 3" extension, 5/8" swivel spark plug socket, and (4) NGK CR9E spark plugs, which are OEM. I use NGK CR9EK's
Seat removal- 4mm allen socket to remove (2) frame/tank covers
Tank removal- 4mm allen socket to remove (2) front bolts
5mm allen socket to loosen long rear
bolt/ (remove bolt later)
Have someone tilt tank in the up position, then disconnect fuel line, fuel pump wire, clear/black vent hoses on rear of gas tank
NOW remove rear bolt from the back of tank and place the tank in a safe area. I chose a lawn tractor tire to protect the fuel pump.
Airbox removal- loosen (12) screws on top cover/ pull off cover
loosen (4) screws on the intake clamps
remove 1 10mm bolt on the frame
remove (2) airbox vent hoses on the Right side
remove GREEN sensor plug on the Right side
remove BLUE plug/sm black vent hose off rear.
PULL lower airbox by lifting up/back. You need to clear the front (2) intake vents by frame rails.
Disconnect coil wire and remove the coil to expose plug. I always move from LEFT to RIGHT. Using a swivel socket, remove plug and then REVERSE the order. You may want to check gap.
I took PICs of each/every step and I'll try to load them up.
If not, feel free to email me(firstname.lastname@example.org). I hope this make the job easier from anyone who can benefit.
I personally don't go to the extreme of removing the tank, but I guess you could.
Ummm yeah, you also don't need to remove the 12 screws on the air filter box, that just splits it in 2 so you can get at the filter. I just swapped out the plugs on my K6 1000 yesterday and once you disingage the air intake clamps, connectors and hoses the filter box slides back and out.
There's a time to think and a time to act, and right now is no time to think
NO doubt!! My 1st season on a sportbike, I put on over 8,000 miles and this is WI. Our riding season is less than 6 month. Once a wife, house, and kids came along, my riding time was/has been tragically limited