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Sitting on the seat facing forward, the far left sparkplug was cross-threaded at one point. I have to be very careful, as it doesn't want to come out, and it is even worse trying to get back in. I noticed that when taking it out, there are tiny metal shavings, and I have to be very careful not to get any shavings down in there when removing it. I have tried putting wd40 on the threads, checked and there are no sand particles on the threads, and want to know what I can do, if anything. Is it totally screwed up now, or can I milk it back in with oil on the threads?
 

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Scary Harry said:
I apologise for the double posting. I had difficulty in posting this reply so had to try twice. I have, yet, tyo learn how to delete.
Harry

Perhaps I should take my own advice, IE: go to "basic posting school"
What the heck was all that?? queen was just asking a question and you get on your sarcastic soapbox to tell her she should go take a class. People come here to ask questions. Please get over yourself.
 

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Chromequeen....I did some searching on www.google.com and found this....if it even applies to your situation?

http://www.newmantools.com/recoil1.htm

In any case....if you determine that it does...perhaps this is something to consider as a fix....unless someone else has a better solution.

Let us know what you find out?
 

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Yeah TobyDawg,I'm thinking like you! poor ole Chromequeen just ask a little question and he wants to send her to school!!! Teacher,can i go to the bathroom?
 

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Thanks alot Whistle Clean, I appreciate all your help. Have the Clymer that you found on ebay being over-nighted, and I will be on my way to doing a lot of this myself, and happily reaping it's rewards.
You've been great, along with most of the others.
Take Care!
 

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Chromequeen,Did ya hear from me? You know what i mean! Kenny
 

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Chromequeen....your welcome!

A question I have about the spark plug in question is when it's all the way in and tightened....is it still loose?

I hope it's an easy fix.....and please let us know how else we can help.
 

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Sparkplug question

I tightened it as far as I was comfortable, and didn't want to keep going and screw it up. It was in there tight, but the base of the plug was not fully touching. My Clymer will be here today since I had it over-nighted, so I'll have a lot more info for ya in the next couple days when I get her torn apart and really getting into it. Before I continue with the plugs, I'm going to get the fuel running through, and those carbs cleaned out. Then I'll go back to the plugs. It may be that I get everything else done and then take it over to Southern Cycles and get that one rethreaded rather than pursue it any further.
But mark my words, "this bike WILL be up and running so I can ride all season!!!" :grin:
 

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LOL.....Gotta love that "get er done spirit". :)

Thanks for the reply and we look forward to hearing you say "It's Alive". :)
 

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My response to you, Scary Harry..........

The first thing I would like you to remember, is this:
"A sharp tongue does not necessarily mean that you have a keen mind".

Next,
Your thread, in my opinion was a direct hit on me as a person, and not in any way an attempt to help a fellow rider. I am not "totally enept relevant to mechanical procedures" nor will I allow you to accuse me of that on here in front of hundreds of other viewers. Additionally, if I was.... I would just take my bike to our mechanic and have him do it for me.

As far as your statement regarding when "one has judgement issues in mechanics they become accident prone and harm themselves or others...."; let me enlighten you on a little something. It just may be, that the cage you drive is made out of the very same steel that I hauled in a 42 wheeler with 3 lift axles to your vehicle manufacturer. It takes a lot of skill to drive something like that, hauling 160,000 lbs behind you in a snow storm with a bunch of four-wheelers slipping and sliding in front of you. I never put a scratch on that rig or any other vehicles for that matter. This is not gloating, I'm merely telling you that your assumptions of me were dead wrong.

Therefore, "with your best intentions in mind", I'd recommend that you let go of your egoism and begin to genuinely care about your fellow riders rather than belittle them.

With that said, I'm willing to wipe the slate clean if you are. Have a great day. :grin:
I will be fixing my Kawasaki and getting her road ready. :wink:
 

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Chromequeen,I'm sooooo proud of you! You go girl!! Tell it like ya feel it!! Kenny in North Carolina....
 

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That's quite the job hauling steel for sure! I've talked to a few people who could tell us horror stories (as could you Chromequeen) about reckless drivers around them while they kept it under control. You could not pay me enough to drive big rigs! It's not that I could not drive the rigs....it's that I would not want to drive next to others who have no clue about what it takes to keep one under control on the highway.

You keep safe out there Chromequeen and keep us posted on the progress of your bike. Somehow...I think it'll be running better than new when you get finished with it. :)
 

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Whistle Clean!
Didn't I see a reply to a thread that mentioned your wife on the back of your Vulcan? If so, you tell that wife of yours, that she's about as lucky as I am with my husband. You definately don't fear boosting someone's confidence, and I'm soooo glad I found this awesome forum. What a great group to be a part of!
Got the Clymer manual today, and started reading it from the beginnning, And........ it's the wrong one. :mad: Called the distributor, and he was on the phone with me for 15 minutes trying to find the one for the 700 LTD. The one for the Vulcan is a very large difference it seems. The carbs don't look the same at all. He's calling his company distributor to try and find it. It doesn't look good. SO..... I might have to stop traffic and demand that someone go home and get theirs for me! :wink: Just kidding of course, but I'll keep ya posted. I'm not too confident in opening up those carburators without a Clymer... Send up some prayers guys!
 

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Thanks for the kind words Chromequeen! I think I'm the lucky one having found such a caring and unselfish wife who makes everyone feel welcomed....me included.

Yes....she does ride with me on occasion....and I wish she would do it more but then I'm thankful for the time when she does come along and always try and do something fun so she will look forward to riding again. :) Last time out over Labor Day weekend we rented a cabin for the night on Three Rivers in Idaho...had a very enjoyable ride to and from....saw some awesome scenery....ate some excellent food....and just acted like a couple of lazy people on a weekend ride. :)

DARN!!!!.....I'm sorry about the wrong manual! Out of curiosity....were you able to check the link to the JCWhitney website with the manuals? I saw so many manuals for vintage bikes but just didn't have the time to check it out. Maybe a phone call to them may produce results? Just a thought.

I can't wait until you get your bike running. I'm wondering if we'll be able to hear your screams of enthusiasim all the way here? :):):)
 
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