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post #1 of 13 Old 11-17-2012, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Wrong spark plug -Big deal or not !

I went yesterday to the dealer to change my spark plugs and adjust the valves at 19 000Km on my 2012 V-Strom (I know it is a bit late for the plugs and early for the valves)..

Here is my point...my dealer did not use the exact NGK plug... instead of the recommanded CR7EIA-9 he put the CR8E.

From what I say on the internet site of NGK, the CR8E is the one recommanded for the DL 650A up to 2009...

Does it make a big difference... Should I get those revoved ?
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post #2 of 13 Old 11-17-2012, 12:57 PM
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24000 km and did not change them. I think its much too early.
How were your valves?
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According to my service manual, the recommended plug is the CR8EIA-9. The colder plug is the CR9EIA-9 and the hotter plug is the CR7EIA-9. A colder plug is used if the standard plug erodes the electrodes too quickly while a hotter plug is used if the standard plug tends to foul. They are all Iridium plugs and the proper heat range plug is good for at least 60,000 miles in typical service.

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Recommended is the 8 heat range. He just put in the cheaper non iridium plug in. I put in some cheap 9 heat range plugs and kept the iridium stockers.

Should be OK.

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The CRE8E is a non Iridium plug. It will be okay for about 20,000 miles.

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Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014+ DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012+ DL650s
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24000 km and did not change them. I think its much too early.
How were your valves?
The valves were perfect. No adjustment.
Now I do think that I changed those plugs a bit too early .... but it was an easy time to have them replaced.
My V-Strom is now ready for the next summer (Montréal,Canada).
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The CRE8E is a non Iridium plug. It will be okay for about 20,000 miles.
Thank you for your comment. I feel more confident.
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Does anyone know the difference between the CR8EIA-9 (New 2012+ plug) and the CR8EIX (older 2004-2011 plug). I have some new CR8EIX's that never got put on my K7 Wee. I was planning on installing them on my Glee, come valve-check time. I know they are both Iridium and the same heat range.

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The valves were perfect. No adjustment.
Now I do think that I changed those plugs a bit too early .... but it was an easy time to have them replaced.
My V-Strom is now ready for the next summer (Montréal,Canada).
Thank you.
I asked because i did not decided yet if i will take a look at them (valves ajustment) this winter, or if i wait another year.
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Colder plugs?

I pulled my plugs while I was doing my first valve adjust on my Glee. Two of the plugs are right at .035" and one is just over. I assume I have to go to the CR9EIA-9 plug. Why would I need a colder plug? Is it the way I ride? RPM's? I did a long trip this summer at sustained +100F but the temps never exceeded 3 bars. Gas, have always used 87?

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