Wrong spark plug -Big deal or not ! - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Go Back   Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums > Popular Forums > DL650A - 2012+


DL650A - 2012+ DL 650 2012 +

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-17-2012, 12:46 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Montréal
Posts: 33
Default 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 ?
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-17-2012, 12:57 PM
fortp's Avatar
$tromtrooper
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Qc, Canada
Posts: 664
Default

24000 km and did not change them. I think its much too early.
How were your valves?
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-17-2012, 01:50 PM
greywolf's Avatar
Moderator++
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL
Posts: 29,424
Default

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.
__________________
Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A is just getting started.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014+ DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012+ DL650s
See http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at http://www.stromtrooper.com/informat...-you-have.html
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-17-2012, 06:00 PM
D.T.'s Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Moneyapolis, MN
Posts: 998
Default

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.
__________________
2005 Suzuki SV1000R
1985 Yamaha XT608N
2012 Suzuki DL650AL2, over 15,000 miles already!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-17-2012, 06:30 PM
greywolf's Avatar
Moderator++
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL
Posts: 29,424
Default

The CRE8E is a non Iridium plug. It will be okay for about 20,000 miles.
__________________
Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A is just getting started.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014+ DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012+ DL650s
See http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at http://www.stromtrooper.com/informat...-you-have.html
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-17-2012, 08:22 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Montréal
Posts: 33
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fortp View Post
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).
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-17-2012, 08:24 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Montréal
Posts: 33
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by greywolf View Post
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.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-17-2012, 08:42 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 965
Default

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.
__________________
Kevin

L2 DL650A The Orange Machine
K7 DL650 Hi Yo Silver R.I.P!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-17-2012, 08:47 PM
fortp's Avatar
$tromtrooper
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Qc, Canada
Posts: 664
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bernard101 View Post
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.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-26-2013, 11:25 AM
dravnx's Avatar
$tromtrooper
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: santa rosa, ca
Posts: 269
Default 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?
__________________
L2 DL650 Adventure
Enduro Skid plate, Barkbusters, Givi shield
Oxford heaters, Garmin 550, Fork brace
Bestem Top box, OEM Ctr Stand, Stebel horn
fly rod tube,

Sh*t, might as well.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.5.2