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post #11 of 27 Old 04-23-2019, 10:10 PM
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I changed the stock plugs at 60K miles and they were still fine. Iridium has a good reputation but the originals work many long time too.
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Sounds like I can push the plugs out. What’s the iridium part number equivalent?

So air filter and brake fluid swap is warranted.

I noticed the manual states replacing the brake hose at 4 years?! Are we taking all of them? Seems excessive.

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Sounds like I can push the plugs out. Whatís the iridium part number equivalent?

So air filter and brake fluid swap is warranted.

I noticed the manual states replacing the brake hose at 4 years?! Are we taking all of them? Seems excessive.
Just have a dealer cross reference the plugs to iridium. I only ran my standard plugs to around 30,000 miles. As for brake hoses, it depends. If the bike stays indoors or covered, they last a lot longer. Just visually examine the rubber outer coating of the hoses for hair line cracks or dry rot.

You have 2 sets of brakes....what could go wrong
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Iím almost positive that the 12 and up 650 come with iridium plugs from factory.

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Iím almost positive that the 12 and up 650 come with iridium plugs from factory.


My 2014 did, changed them at 30,000 miles.


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Iím almost positive that the 12 and up 650 come with iridium plugs from factory.
You are correct, NGK CR8EIA-9 is iridium.

In which case it makes the maintenance interval for plugs insane, no?

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Coolant, Mine is 15 years old, is that a problem? the bike runs fine and never gets over 3 bars and doesn't see freezing temps very often. If you don't ride in really dusty conditions, the air filter probably only needs a blast of compressed air.
Brake fluid, if the window in the reservoir is dark, it's probably a good idea. http://kirbysbrakebleeders.ecrater.com/ these make the job simple.

This is the think of the non AR less is more maint. I'm probably wrong though.
Ok, just read up on speedbleeders... this is a must if I'm going to do regular fluid changes. Thank you!

Now, which part number to add to all 3 of my 2015 DL650 calipers?

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You are correct, NGK CR8EIA-9 is iridium.

In which case it makes the maintenance interval for plugs insane, no?
Yup, at 20K miles mine still look new.
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Ok, just read up on speedbleeders... this is a must if I'm going to do regular fluid changes. Thank you!

Now, which part number to add to all 3 of my 2015 DL650 calipers?
Found it:

https://kirbysbrakebleeders.ecrater....speed-bleeders

I'll need a small plastic tube to fit on the end of the bleeders and I'm set. Should make this task quick and easy.

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Yah, the rear master cylinder is a bother to get at with the luggage bolted in place but I was able to use a funnel and tube to get at it and only pry the plastic cover out a little bit.
the whole process only took a few minutes.
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