Did my first plug change on the 1200 Bandit today. The plug spanner that comes in the bikes tool kit really works. I have had them in previous bikes where they did not fit the spark plug.
First 2 plugs I took out where finger type. WTF. Whoever did the last service must have had a 2 year old change the plugs. I have the receipt for who did the work for the previous owner. I do not want to look and see who it was.
If they where scared of stripping a plug thread in the head they need to learn what the squash washer on the plug is for. Bastards.