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3. I had to take the valve cover off to take out a spark plug with the set of tools I have at my disposal.
Why did you have to take the valve cover off to get to the spark plugs?
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He did not have a Spark Plug wrench Dave, just a set of end wrenches.

For me though? I would have gone down to the auto store and bought one, which is exactly what I did when I needed to change a plug on my Lawn Tractor.... The tip of the plug was 1/2 inch deeper than the tinhorn housing around the engine.

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He did not have a Spark Plug wrench Dave, just a set of end wrenches.

For me though? I would have gone down to the auto store and bought one, which is exactly what I did when I needed to change a plug on my Lawn Tractor.... The tip of the plug was 1/2 inch deeper than the tinhorn housing around the engine.
I still don't see how removing the valve cover helped. You can not get the plugs out without a socket......
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The reason I had to take off the valve cover is because the only tools that I have at my disposal was the 56 piece Craftsman Maxx Axis Universal socket set. It only has one extension. It was maybe an inch short. As for the aftermarket fuel pump, I was just trying to see if someone else had mounted one in a different area instead of just replacing the one that is on the bike already.
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So I finally found time to put in my new ignition switch. Still no luck. So I took apart the starter switch. It was absolutely disgusting in there. It fell apart almost immediately. So I completed the circuit and it kept popping my circuit breaker. It is a brand new 30 amp circuit breaker too. I don't know what could be the issue. Ideas?
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So you are saying when you short the black to the yellow/red it pops the breaker? Disconnect the Y/R to the starter relay and test again, if it still pops the breaker unplug the diode on the left side of the false tank with the Y/R wire going to it. Still does it there is a short in the wiring.

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So a little more tinkering today revealed the single click to be coming from the starter solenoid. And I have read that jumping the posts was a good way to test if it needs replacing. What am I looking/listening for to see if it is good?
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Jumper power directly to the starter to see if it works. If the solenoid is clicking and not sending power to the starter it is bad.

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