|By Yaz on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 01:18 pm:|
Can anybody tell me if it is easy to replace the spark plugs on the Falco, the rear cylinder seems easy to get at but the access to the plugs on the front cylinder is very close to the frame, it does n't look like I could use a tool kit spanner to do this. I have looked in the manual posted on the Aprilia Service Site it explains pretty well how to do the rear cylinder but it says to do the same on the front. I know you have to remove the airbox to do the front cylinder but I'm not sure if the standard spanner will do the job. I have not attempted to do this yet only looked, but when I need to change the plugs in the future I don't want to start to take the bike apart only to find it can't be done and I have to go the dealer.
|By Dave on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 02:14 pm:|
Yaz, the airbox does have to come up. What kind of climate do you ride in? In London the front top is a collection point for road shit and that's got to be cleaned out completely - try a torch and a thin stiff brush. I got one of them spanners with the joint in the middle and a T at the end - its fiddly. Spanner came from Halfords. Make sure the inlets get covered when the airbox is up, you don't want anything going down there...
And don't loose your temper
|By Yaz on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 02:46 pm:|
Hi Dave, I live in Leicestershire, thanks alot for the advise, now I know its a fiddly job I will have to give myself plently of time to do this, then maybe I wont loose my temper, but I dont have to do it until next year! Cheers Yaz.
|By Dave on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 05:00 pm:|
Leicestershire - that'll be the crud then - how old is it?
How much spanners experience do you have? Its not too bad providing you've got the right stuff to hand. No reason to pull them out? dont fix what's not broken...
|By Yaz on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 - 12:45 pm:|
Dave, the bike is 2001 model just had a second service at the dealers I bought it from (pre delivery service) so I'm not in a hurry to do the 9500 mile service, just curious on various things about the bike, answers which I 've managed to find on the forum thanks to you guys and girls. Regarding spanner exprience I think I'll be OK. Cheers Yaz.
|By Dave on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 - 03:01 pm:|
|By Brucecalhoon on Thursday, October 24, 2002 - 12:52 pm:|
Is there any conventional/unconventional wisdom on spark plug heat ranges for a 2001 Aprilia Falco? I use it 70% for open road commuting, 25% for weekend blasts, and 5% for the track. I forgot to bring the NGK part number when I went to get plugs from my dealer, and they gave me NGK DCPR8E instead of DCPR9E. I presume the 8E is a hotter plug. Any thoughts?
|By Litre1 on Friday, October 25, 2002 - 06:21 am:|
Hey, Bruce. Here is a good explanation of the 2 spark plug types. Ken's website
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