Went over these stickies enough times have some of these posts memorized. Takeoff the plug, put on new plug
but, it's not the same, the new one has solder on it. Oh, now I get it
Take off plug put on new plug, well how hard can that be? My plug does not have oil, the wires are new, no burns no fraying, all ship shape. If it aint broke don't fix it.
However, after reading these stickies enough, damned if you don't, and damned if you don't. I can take hint, but really? Take one plug off, put another one on problem solved? Ok, before you beat me down and leave me for dead here it's not that simple, really! What we do know is that it is heat, and pressure related. I'm talking only about the connector. So I came up with the following that seem to be associated with this dilemma.
- Long rides without letting bike cool off
- High rpms for extended periods
- Riding in hot temps
- Drag racing
- Oil level
If you ride it like you stole it- don't do it for too long, let the bike have cool off periods, ease up on the red line/ wheelies (sort of like this is a bike that you just can't replace with a new one tomorrow) keep the oil fresh and find the right level for your bike. This is what I'm going to do. I'm at 10.9k miles. Unless for some reason I no longer have the bike, will check back here at 20k with input. This is what's missing. You guys that have replaced the connector plug where are you at 10k, 20k, 30k miles down the road? No more problems, keep having the same issue dripping oil and over heating wires, or do you have even more issues?
I cannot believe that by simply cutting out the plug and replacing it with another solves this problem. Call it denial especially when the plug still looks cherry. But it's done and that was made possible by the collective wisdom of this thread.