Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Wainwright Alberta Canada
Stripped sparkplug hole, thoughts
So I have a KVF 360 kawi quad and it was running poor today after I put a E3 plug in it. So when I got home from riding I went to check the plug since it ran great before the switch. When I put the plug wrench on it I noticed it was loose, I guess I found my problem, sorta..... When I tighten it up I noticed it wouldn't go all the way in so I took it out and it was very tight to take out and when it finally came out I noticed the plug and cylinder was stripped? I have no Idea how since it is a new bike and when I put the plug in I got it almost all the way in with my fingers before I had to givver with the wrench. So now my question is do I have to remove the head to tap the spark plug hole? My friend says I don't but I figure the shavings will go into the motor.
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