Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Northside of San Antonio
I know WBW and Motorcyclist Mag have touched on this strange spark plug needed by the DL. I've never heard of a plug replacement interval this short, but trying to follow the guidance of the manufacturer. I inspected at 7500, looked ok and now close to 9k and are showing some wear.
Since no one has these in stock, and the Suzuki part msrp is $42, I thought I would check with the manufacturer and here's what I heard back:
This plug is not available through Aftermarket, and can take as long as two to three years before the dealers no long have the rights to a specific plug.
So unfortunately, the Suzuki dealer is the place to purchase this plug.
NGK Spark Plugs USA
So, do I have this correct, this bike uses a proprietary spark plug?
I've never heard of this, my previous Japanese, German, and Italian bikes plugs were always available at the dealer and usually at PepBoys as well, and certainly not over $40 a pop.
Just felt like venting about this as I wait 7-10 business days for my overpriced spark plugs to arrive.
TRM in SA