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I just bought an hour meter for my 700xx and I have to wrap it's wire around the spark plug boot. I haven't messed with the spark plug at all since the quad is new, so last night I found it's location on the bike.

I don't know if it's just me but I noticed how inconvienant on where the plug is located. It seems so cramp there with the frame, wire harness, and tank. I have no idea how you would get the boot off or even the plug out. Has anyone else realized this?

Any tips on how to either get the boot out or plug out? It would be a real pain if you had to take some of the plastic off or tank off. Any ideas?

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The boot is easy to take off without removing anything... I have huge hands, and can do it... I got a little smart, and while I had it stripped, I cut a hole on the plastic under the tank... Now I can change it with a socket and extension without removing pretty much everything!
 

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On mine, the boot comes off hard if it has been on there a while, else it doesn't. It sticks where it goes in the head. Try a little compressed air in the drain hole to loosen her up. If you have the right socket and extension, you can take the tank strap loose on that side and move stuff up enough to get at it.

The hole in the plastic that ceballos did is an excellent idea.
 

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I can get mine out relatively easily. The plug comes off easy, and then I just put the socket on it, and then the rachet, lossen it up then pull everything out and get the rest of the plug out by hand.
 

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i use socket in the tool kit that came with the xx to take mine out... and i put wd-40 when ever i put the boot back on.. helps a lil
 

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the boot sticks a bit, but it will pop right off with a little wiggling. the tool kit that came with the bike works fine for me. I have pulled my plug on the trail a few times with no issue.
 

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The boot is easy to take off without removing anything... I have huge hands, and can do it... I got a little smart, and while I had it stripped, I cut a hole on the plastic under the tank... Now I can change it with a socket and extension without removing pretty much everything!
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its easy ive pulled mine in the field a few times with out removing anything. its a little tricky the first time but once you figure it out not bad at all. no real right or wrong way.
 

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The boot is easy to take off without removing anything... I have huge hands, and can do it... I got a little smart, and while I had it stripped, I cut a hole on the plastic under the tank... Now I can change it with a socket and extension without removing pretty much everything!

Please let me know more . I have big hands and on my second plug cap.
Please pm me some pics. I strip the 700xx after every round and this is a pain to me !
 

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I put a Vapor Trail Computer on my 700xx...I had to get to the spark plug and it is a pain..I went ahead and removed the the whole front clip...Removed the gas tank so I could get to the spark plug. It was a real pain and it takes about an hour to get all the plastic off and the tank. I will try the hole in the plastic or use one of the ideas yall had...Thanks for the info....and help...!!!
 

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My old fmf efi fouled my spark plug and I was able to change mine under 5 minutes with tool under seat. No need to remove plastics or gas tank. Used tool under seat to break it loose then I was able to get my fingers in there.
 

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dont pull too hard i tore the plug wire right out of the boot 2 hours from camp.... speaker wire and electrical time can fix anything though!!
 

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you can get it out without taking anything off. Use pliers to pull the boot but grab low and put something inbetween the pliers like a rag or paper towel so you dont rip the boot. Then put the spark plug socket in there. Most spark plug sockets are hex on the end so you can turn in with a open end wrench. I found it easier to do it that way since it is sooo tight. Put some dielectric grease in the plug boot so next time it comes off easier and it will give it a better connection. Reverse steps above and it is gravy baby
 

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^^^ Thats the same way I do mine and it works great.
 

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The Di-electric grease that Scuzz used will make it a lot easier to get the boot off. I have not used it on this bike yet ,but on all of my others, I used it on all electrical connections just to make sure they didn't corrode or get water into the connector plug. A pain in the patootie but well worth it. Especially, if you like to run through water, etc.
 

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i also used the tool under the seat. its tight but it can be done. i think i used the screw driver part to pry up on the boot and once it pops loose i just tuck it out of the way and then take the plug out. i find it harder to get the plug started when putting it back in.
 
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