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Old 05-26-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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Spark plugs smell
How shall the spark plugs smell? I wanted to be good with my bike so I've changed oil first, now I changed spark plugs and I've noticed that one of them smelled with fuel while another one had no smell. I imagine that it is a bad thing they smell different but which one is wrong and what may be the problem?

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Old 05-26-2012, 04:34 PM   #2
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How does it run? It's carbed, correct? You may have just twisted the throttle without it being running...

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Old 05-26-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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It runs pretty good. It is curbed. The only thing I can complain about right now is a little bit of vibration at high engine RPM. IŽll give it a ride and IŽll check the plugs again taking care to not to touch the throttle. Shall it smell with fuel or it should have no smell?

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Old 05-26-2012, 05:02 PM   #4
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If one jet is throwing too much fuel at it, it may not burn it all?

Maybe your carbs need to be synched. When was the last time the carbs were gone through?

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Old 05-26-2012, 09:03 PM   #5
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If it runs pretty good just don't smell the plugs.
Rather - ride, enjoy, explore.

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Old 05-26-2012, 09:49 PM   #6
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Maybe your carbs need to be synched. When was the last time the carbs were gone through?
The 250 only has 1 carburetor...

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The only thing I can complain about right now is a little bit of vibration at high engine RPM.
That's typical.


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Old 05-26-2012, 10:46 PM   #7
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I would think it would depend on what cycle the cylinder was in when it was shut off. If it was just starting the compression stroke, I would hope there would be fuel on it.

If they LOOK the same, your most likely good to go.

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Old 05-29-2012, 02:44 PM   #8
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it's more about how they look, frm NGK prob more than u need-
http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/tech_su...qs/faqread.asp

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Old 05-29-2012, 02:51 PM   #9
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How shall the spark plugs smell? I wanted to be good with my bike so I've changed oil first, now I changed spark plugs and I've noticed that one of them smelled with fuel while another one had no smell. I imagine that it is a bad thing they smell different but which one is wrong and what may be the problem?
if it smells like chicken you eat it...

fish you .... well

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Old 05-29-2012, 09:03 PM   #10
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it's more about how they look, frm NGK prob more than u need-
http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/tech_su...qs/faqread.asp
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