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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-18-2005, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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new spark plugs?

How often do you change your plugs? I usually change mine every year but my mates only change them every other year. I do notice that when removed they don't look that bad

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I too do as you do... change them every year... it gives me piece of mind that they won't give me any trouble later in the year.

Mine as well, don't show that much. Usually just a little black but not enought to be considered major carbon build up...

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How often do you change your plugs? I usually change mine every year but my mates only change them every other year. I do notice that when removed they don't look that bad

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A speed triple and I grew up in UK. Thanks!
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Cool.
Not much for Triumph myself but that is a street fighter as your name says.
I have an FZ1 I too like em' stripped down and nasty!
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You should change them once a year..but I haven't mine runs so well, and last time I pulled them out they still looked great. Same NGK plugs from November 2003 with about 15,000 miles on them.
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I normally agree SV...but the real question is "Do we have to?"

I know a few guys that haven't changed theirs and their bikes are like 4 years old with 10K on em...




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Mine are supposed to be changed at 16k, but I was lazy and didn't change them until around 20k. Still ran perfectly fine though and the old plugs still looked great
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I normally agree SV...but the real question is "Do we have to?"

I know a few guys that haven't changed theirs and their bikes are like 4 years old with 10K on em...
If it runs great and the plugs are still in excellent shape why mess with it I guess.
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I usually say the same thing but generally if I pull a plug I always change it.... just wondering if it's REALLY nessicary...




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Cool.
Not much for Triumph myself but that is a street fighter as your name says.
I have an FZ1 I too like em' stripped down and nasty!
Nasty and Fast!

I think I'll just keep changing mine every year!
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my buddychanges his every time he changes his oli


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Change them regularly.
My plugs were worn down at 11,000 km's. misfiring and everything.

Suprizing you guys run your plugs for even longer. The gaps must be huge.
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I change mine every year. I think most manufactures recommend changing the plugs around 15k.

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my buddy uses platinum plugs r they any better



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Of course they are! They cost more don't they.

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I run NGK Iridiums in my 9R... they mis fire less and burn better!




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Dumb @ss me bought new NGK CR7E plugs hopeing it would fix my bike last thurdsay...well it didn't so now I have 2 brand new plugs with about 30 seconds of fire on them...and I have no use for them....I also wasted $11.00 on a gasket for the stator cover...
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I run NGK Iridiums in my 9R... they mis fire less and burn better!
and about $7 a piece.

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and about $7 a piece.
Yes they are... at LEAST! But they are very nice!!!




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