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Old 01-13-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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Spark Plug Fitting

I need to make a fitting that reaches the sparkplug hole sealing area and high enough for a quick disconnect just above the tappet cover. I've got a leak down tester left over from the softail but the sparkplug fitting is obvioiusly too short for the job now. Anyone have the length I need for this fitting so I can whip one up?
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:43 AM   #2
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When I was a tech, I made some hoses up with quick connects on one end and plug bodies with hose nipples welded on them on the other end. Used them for quicky valve checks and to hold up the valves while I popped off the springs and replaced the seals.
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When I was a tech, I made some hoses up with quick connects on one end and plug bodies with hose nipples welded on them on the other end. Used them for quicky valve checks and to hold up the valves while I popped off the springs and replaced the seals.
I've made the same things. Being a new bike and having not dove into the plug area yet I want to make one up for this engine.
Don't suppose you have a length I can work with?
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All mine are about 12"long. May as well make it long enough to use on other engines and longer makes them more flexible
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All mine are about 12"long. May as well make it long enough to use on other engines and longer makes them more flexible
Just got it done before seeing this. Starts out with a steel tube about 5.5" long with sparkplug core welded on one end, barb fitting tapped in the other. About 10" of hose and with barbbed fitting to accept air line fitting for quick disconnect to match my leak down gauge setup. Should work. Hopefully never need to use it but nice to have it if needed. Machined up a 22mmx1.5 bolt for the rotor while I was at it. Unless the motor explodes under warranty the dealer won't get their greasy paws on my bike.
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