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Old 11-11-2007, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone please tell me what the best/easiest way to remove the spark pulg on a Honda Foreman 400 is please? I think I flooded her and foiled the plug but cannot figure out how to get in there and remove it.

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Old 11-11-2007, 06:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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a 3/8'' drive ratchet and a 18mm deep socket is all you need.
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The 400's were a pain in the ass to change the plug. They fixed the problem when they made the 450 building a deeper frame lowering the engine. The spark plug wrench the bike came with works.
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crap, that's a problem. I got this 4 wheeler second hand.
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Did you look in the trunk? Its in there in a plastic tube with the rest of the tools. If not, the spark plug tool from other Honda's will work.
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Thanks, I will look tonight. However do remember looking awhile back and not seeing anything back there.

I really couldn't figure out a way to get a socket and ratchet in there to get the plug out.
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you have to set the socket on the plug first and then put the ratchet on the socket. some sockets are longer than others, but will still work. The one I use was longer so I cut it down just enough to reach the hex on the plug.
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I just put the socket on the plug and use a set of channel locks or vise grips to turn the socket.
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Got the plug out by sitting the socket on the plug and then attaching a ratchet with a elbow. Still a pain to get my hands in there.

However, didn't work.

I tested for a spark and I am getting a spark.

Any suggestions on how to drain the carburetor?

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Old 11-15-2007, 07:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
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If you going to drain it, you may aswell remove the carb and remove the bottom and do a job of it. I use compressed air to the jets and clean as much as i can.
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