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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2010, 3:04 pm Thread Starter
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I have had my lava Orange K1300S for a year now, 8k miles. Not that I am ready to change the plugs just how deep do you have to tear dwon the bike to get to them???? I have had the top and both side tupperware off and still yet to see the plugs.
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I have had the top and both side tupperware off and still yet to see the plugs.
You are not even close...
To change the sparkplugs (every 4 year or 40 000 km if I recall correct) you need to remove the radiator and then you will see the cap for each plug. The cap is actually the coil, one for each plug and its about 6-8 inch long.

Changing the plugs is not rocket science, but you need to get a manual for the entire procedure.
The part that requires special attention is refilling the radiator.
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iridium plugs shouldn't have to be changed that early.

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i was not ready to change them just courious as to where they were. I will be getting the manual in the next month or so. I heard that the radiator was a bit of a trick. Thanks for the info!
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Though plugs & valve adjustment are part of the 18K service, I opted out of both then; will do at 24K. Service manager had no problems with that since bike isn't tracked. It only make sense to do both at same time since you've got to pull the tup' and remove the radiator.

BMW plugs are ridiculously expensive. Anyone been using something else that's been working well for long period? Brand/type#??? Iridiums do have long life.
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