A spark plug performs the critical function of igniting the pressurised air-fuel mixture in the combustion chamber of an engine. Manufacturers prescribe a regular interval for the replacement of spark plugs. However, factors like poor fuel quality and dust can require them to be cleaned from time to time.
Cleaning or replacing a motorcycle’s spark plug (spark plugs, in case it is a modern Pulsar or a multi-cylinder bike) is one of the easiest maintenance exercises that you can do. Manufacturers usually bundle the tool kit supplied with the bike with all the tools you would need to clean or replace a spark plug. All you need to do is follow these steps -