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Cross-threaded spark plug threads on 2007 stratoliner 1900. right , rear cylinder. What can be done without removing the head?

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You need to get hold of the correct "TAP", with a get deal of care re-tap the original thread. Then replace the spark plug and all should be well.

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On a newer motorcycle like this i would remove the head and replace. However, on less valuable engines, i would attempt to chase the threads with a tap made for this purpose. The risk involved is introducing metal filings into the finely machined cylinder bore. The best you can do is attempt to blow the filings out with compressed air. There are also thread inserts that can sometimes be fitted into the damaged spark plug hole. I recommend removing the head for this. This repair requires drilling out the hole and re-threading to accept the insert. Always start spark plugs by hand and turn several revolutions before using a wrench. Always allow the engine to cool completely before removing/installing spark plugs. Always torque spark plugs to specifications-do not overly tighten. Always replace spark plugs regularly to prevent siezing in the head- 3yrs max.

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  1. Turn the ignition OFF.
  2. Remove the ignition coil.
  3. Use compressed air in order to remove debris from the spark plug cavity.
CAUTION: Refer to Safety Glasses and Compressed Air Caution in Service Precautions .

NOTE: Clean the spark plug recess area before removing the spark plug. Failure to do so could result in engine damage because of dirt or foreign material entering the cylinder head, or by the contamination of the cylinder head threads. The contaminated threads may prevent the proper seating of the new plug. Use a thread chaser to clean the threads of any contamination.
  1. Remove the spark plug.
NOTE: Allow the engine to cool before removing the spark plugs. Attempting to remove the spark plugs from a hot engine may cause the plug threads to seize, causing damage to cylinder head threads.

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  1. Ensure that the spark plug gap is equivalent to the spark plug gap specification. Refer to Ignition System Specifications.
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  • Check the gap of all new and reconditioned spark plugs before installation. The pre-set gaps may have changed during handling. Use a round feeler gage to ensure an accurate check. Installing the spark plugs with the wrong gap can cause poor engine performance and may even damage the engine.
  1. Install the spark plug.
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Tighten the spark plug to 20 N.m (15 lb ft) .
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REMOVAL PROCEDURE
  1. Remove the ignition control modules.
  2. Clean the spark plug recess area with low pressure air.
CAUTION: Wear safety glasses when using compressed air, as flying dirt particles may cause eye injury.

NOTE: Clean the spark plug recess area before removing the spark plug. Failure to do so could result in engine damage because of dirt or foreign material entering the cylinder head, or by the contamination of the cylinder head threads. The contaminated threads may prevent the proper seating of the new plug. Use a thread chaser to clean the threads of any contamination.
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  1. Remove the spark plugs from the cylinder heads.
NOTE: Allow the engine to cool before removing the spark plugs. Attempting to remove the spark plugs from a hot engine may cause the plug threads to seize, causing damage to cylinder head threads.
  1. Inspect the spark plugs. Refer to Spark Plug Inspection.
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
  1. Measure the spark plug gap on the spark plugs to be installed. Compare the measurement to the gap specifications.
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  • Check the gap of all new and reconditioned spark plugs before installation. The pre-set gaps may have changed during handling. Use a round feeler gage to ensure an accurate check. Installing the spark plugs with the wrong gap can cause poor engine performance and may even damage the engine.
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  1. Install the spark plugs to the cylinder heads.
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Allow the engine to cool before removing the spark plugs. Attempting to remove the spark plugs from a hot engine may cause the plug threads to seize, causing damage to cylinder head threads.

Clean the spark plug recess area before removing the spark plug. (spray brake cleaner and compressed air works well) Failure to do so could result in severe engine damage because of dirt or foreign material entering the cylinder head, or by the contamination of the cylinder head threads. The contaminated threads may prevent the proper seating of the new plug. Use a thread chaser to clean the threads of any contamination.

Screw the spark plugs out of the cylinder head.
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Some basic rules I've learned and all of 20 minutes out of you life. People complain about valve noises or sluggish throttle response, well a crisp set of plugs firing does a lot to resolve these issues and for only $10 (standard plugs) is the cheapest performance mod going.
1) Replace your plugs annually (or at a minumum follow schedule of rear tire replacement) regardless of amount miles.
2) Plain and simple. Don't waste money on iridium because of #1 they spark the same it's just the tips that are suppposed to last longer.
3) Full removal of the tank is not needed but you will need to move it out of the way. Remove seat, remove center speedo and disconnect connectors, remove tank bolts, disconnect vent tube at the front portion of tank, lay a towel across the frame where seat normally goes, lift tank and turn tank sideways it will rest there without removing gas lines underneath, stock air box removal is not needed (BAK is even better for access), not certain what they mean by rider's seat bracket (at the back of the seat?) but obviously this is not needed either. There are wires zip tied to the frame that might need to be pushed out of the way or carefully cut the zip ties and just add new ones when done. (This just allows better access to get to the spark plug on right rear cylinder.)
4) A long screwdriver with small hose on end helps retrieve and reinstall plug on the front cylinder (unless you have very long fingers)
5) Go to auto parts store and purchase a socket with universal swivel for proper angle to losen or tighten plugs
6) A small amount of anti-seize compound on the threads is never a bad thing unless you use too much or it smears across the tips which would probably burn off anyway but that's just sloppy mechanics. (You want to be a sloppy hack like that, well you're outta the club... Go ride another brand.)
7) Use your hand never the socket to start the threads on the new plug. Place new plug in hole near cylinder and spin in reverse to align the threads then go in normal direction. If it does not feel correct at the start - never force it.
8) Do not over torque the spark plugs when tightening.
9) When reconnecting coil wires make certain you press down enough for a positive click to ensure proper connection.
10) Put tank and seat back in place and prepare for the response "why did I wait so long..." on the first ride...
Hope that helps.

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The causes for spark plugs leaving the cylinder head are as follows:
1. The threads in the cylinder head were compromised, as in cross-threading.
2. The spark plug, when replaced, was not tightened down properly (like only 2-3 threads in)
3. A combination of the above.

Whe the plugs are fully seated in the cyl heads, and are at the proper torque, it would be extremely RARE for the plug to be jettisoned by the compression of the pistons. You only have roughly 175-185 PSI compression, this will NOT defeat the retention of the threads. Look at the hole in the head...How may threads are damaged? If it is just the end of the hole, the plugs was not in "all of the way". If ALL of the threads are bad, the plug was inserted improperly, and damaged the threads in the head. Rethreading (a "heli-coil") will correct you condition, if properly done.
Hope this helps.

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