Question about Suzuki Motorcycles
GS550 suzuki. Stripped spark plug hole
Pull the head and have a helicoil fitted b to the plug hole. It requires the hole to be rethreaded for the helicoil. It is best to pull the head as there will be metal bits that will get into the combustion chamber and will damage the bore and piston
Posted on Jul 15, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try this link, for download or for sale. Suzuki dealers can order them but they are often expensive if they say it may take six weeks. They have been known to source their own manuals from OEM partslist sellers who have remaining copies.
The following 2 links provide threads to these OEM sellers and have normal on-line shops. Cheers.
Posted on May 13, 2010
Anything that works is acceptable. Instead of helicoils, I'd prefer to use either a Timesert or a Keensert. They are available in various lengths. The longer the better of course, but these things are made of steel and don't wear if they get loose. That's what wears the threads in most of the Sporty primary covers, the adjuster was run loose and vibration wears the threads. If you know a good welder, that's the way to go.
Posted on Jun 06, 2010
If the threads are bad enough to allow the plugs to actually blow out then retapping will only make it worse. Helicoil or a new head is all you can do.
Posted on Sep 11, 2010
no matter which way you do this you will have to pull the motor and disassemble it. There are kits where you bore out the hole and press fit a threaded part in, or you can see if you can bored out and rethread both plug holes for a larger spark plug or replace the upper head all together
Posted on Jun 26, 2011
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