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12-12-2009, 02:00 PM
Hello,new to the website,I own a 2007 buell firebolt xb9r, need info on how best to change spark plugs,Thanks

12-12-2009, 03:12 PM
-The front cilinder spark: remove the airscoop and use a 'flat wrenchtool' 5/8" to turn out the spark.

-The rear cilinder spark: remove the airbox cover, remove the airbox. Use a 'sparkwrench' 5/8" with a 'kneejoint??' (I don't know how you call it in English ==> see picture) to turn out the spark.


12-12-2009, 03:42 PM
Thanks to jakkel for info and photos,in English it is called universal joint,Thanks again from garyphantom222.

12-13-2009, 01:40 AM
Like Jakkel said but without having to remove the inner airbox: Spark Plug Changing (http://www.buellxb.com/Buell-XB-Forum/General-Motorcycle-Chat/Spark-plug-write-up)

12-13-2009, 07:08 AM
That's nice working Stevenc150. [up]
I'm not that handy I guess, or I haven't got the right tools. It was already difficult for me to do it according to the manual. :D

12-13-2009, 07:38 AM
If you click on Stevenc150's forum name his profile pops up with a TON of useful links, a plethora of invaluable info that I have saved as 'forum topics of interest'

Buellxb.com kicks ass!

12-13-2009, 10:18 PM
Hi, garyphantom222 here,thanks to all who gave info on sparkplug change, it helped loads,also I found a good way to pull plug boot off rear cylinder,you can use a zip tie and snug it to base of plug boot then pull up gently with pliers

12-14-2009, 03:04 AM
^Nice idea^ Phantom, I'll have to try that next time. Here's to your 1st rep [up].

12-14-2009, 03:45 AM
Going to try the zip tie thing next time I swap out my plugs.[up]

12-14-2009, 02:06 PM
Zip tie worked great!! My bike will never see the stealership again.Thanks Phantom[up]