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Sparkplugs

Post by muttley1 on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 8:04 pm

Hi,
time for a carb balance and whilst I'm at it, some new plugs. Anyone got preferences? I've always gone for the stock NGK ones.

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Re: Sparkplugs

Post by teamster1975 on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 8:06 pm

I've always stuck with the stock ones, "if it ain't broke"
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Post by skyrider on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 8:21 pm

yes I don't think there is a lot wrong with NGK plugs

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Post by sullivj on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 8:58 pm

NGK iridiums.. Just because I can.
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Re: Sparkplugs

Post by skyrider on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 9:02 pm

that's fancy Laughing
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Re: Sparkplugs

Post by stormbringer on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 9:08 pm

What sully said.
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Post by skyrider on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 9:11 pm

not wrong Very Happy

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Post by sullivj on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 9:13 pm

They're not that expensive. £7 each I think.
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Re: Sparkplugs

Post by skyrider on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 9:14 pm

how much longer than the ordinary ones do they last
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Re: Sparkplugs

Post by skyrider on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 9:17 pm

the previous owner put denso plugs in mine just before I bought it, are they any good

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Post by sullivj on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 9:22 pm

I don't know. I change them every couple of years anyway.
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Re: Sparkplugs

Post by skyrider on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 9:24 pm

that could be the best way
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Re: Sparkplugs

Post by ashcroc on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 11:11 pm

Got NGK Iridiums in mine too. The stronger spark seems to ease cold starting.

I've also carry a spare set under the seat. Mainly so I can find them when they next need changing but they may come in hndy if the current ones go pop while I'm out & about.
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Re: Sparkplugs

Post by stormbringer on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 5:54 am

sullivj wrote:I don't know. I change them every couple of years anyway.

Hehe. I've just tried to find the order on mine in the archive. Ebay only displays items bought back to 2014, and they're not there. I guess mine are from 2013 then... They've done something like 40.000 km by now and the bike is still easy to start. In my book, this makes the iridium plugs nearly 'install & forget'.
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Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 1:07 pm

ashcroc wrote:Got NGK Iridiums in mine too.  The stronger spark seems to ease cold starting.

I've also carry a spare set under the seat. Mainly so I can find them when they next need changing but they may come in hndy if the current ones go pop while I'm out & about.

The theory suggests that they should help when cold starting/with low battery voltage (pretty much the same thing) as the electrode can be made rather more pointy which should increase the charge density at the tip and reduce the voltage requried to make spark jump the gap.

I might have to get some of them (my bike (or possibly my battery) doesn't like cold weather).
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Re: Sparkplugs

Post by badseeds on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 6:29 pm

Little Donkey wears NGK Iridium plugs. I fitted 'em 33k miles ago and haven't needed to touch 'em.
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Re: Sparkplugs

Post by jerryfudd on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 12:21 pm

teamster1975 wrote:I've always stuck with the stock ones, "if it ain't broke"

thats what I replaced with... interestingly enough if you demand the 'Honda' part number NGK ones rather than just getting the equivalent NGK part they are actually cheaper.

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