Bill Hoddinott - VA (guest) View all posts in this topic  
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:41 am
Re: 118,172 Miles on '88 250 Ninja - Maintenance Time        

The whole bike is top quality. At 118K I have never had to touch any part of the electrical equipment except replace a few headlight and other bulbs, and the flasher relay thingie with a 12v universal from the autoparts store. Since I started out with the old Brit bikes in the '50s, an electrical system that functions for years with no problems is a minor miracle to me. But my bike does stay in the shop, never left outside. Bikes that stay outside inevitably get corrosion in the electrical connectors and fittings that leads to circuit problems.

It is not common to have seized spark plugs, but it is not unknown. It would be the sort of thing you would get with bikes left out in the weather for a while unused, and no anti-seize had been used on the threads. No doubt in my mind that the best practice is to use some anti-seize when replacing spark plugs. Then you have one less thing to worry about.

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