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post #11 of 32 Old 12-08-2016, 03:53 AM
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You can't tell me that Australian conditions are any worse than, say, So. California, Texas, or Nevada.

If Greywolf hadn't moved it, I would have.

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post #12 of 32 Old 12-08-2016, 04:39 AM
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Didn't say that but the Aussie dealers are saying it. Trying to pass it off as an Aussie problem.
Still pertinent to Aussie topic, was an Aussie asking about Aussie V Stroms, they are slightly different to the American ones, or so I believe?
But hey you are the moderators so no problems.

Just an addit: The OP actually asked for an Aussie take on his question.
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post #13 of 32 Old 12-08-2016, 06:52 AM
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Disappointed I had my iridium plugs changed at 24k. Replaced with standard plugs. Had to pay for iridums to be put back in because I was disappointed with the fuel increase. Not sure whether the change in plugs or the 24k service caused the increase in fuel usage and
the change in engine characteristics
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Why would Australia be different from any other location? This is just one more example of a general tech question being wrongly posted in a local forum.

Yeah, everythings the same as america
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There are differences. Also OP asked an Aussie specific question.
Just nit picking.

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Suzuki's timeline on plug replacement is ludicrous no matter where you live.

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Just had it confirmed from the Suzuki dealer that done the 7500 mile service on my bike, they replaced the original iridium plugs with standard NGK CR8E plugs at 7500 miles,
how stupid is that?
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Just had it confirmed from the Suzuki dealer that done the 7500 mile service on my bike, they replaced the original iridium plugs with standard NGK CR8E plugs at 7500 miles,
how stupid is that?
Fairly under skilled, I would have thought. Suzuki would not specify and fit the more expensive iridium plugs for no good reason.
I'd have thought it comparable to putting the wrong oil into the engine.
The general consensus seems to be mostly that the iridium plug will at least last longer than its platinum equivalent but at 3 or 4 times the price you must surely be expecting something more for your money.
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Why would Australia be different from any other location? This is just one more example of a general tech question being wrongly posted in a local forum.

Yeah, everythings the same as america
It is probably legally governed. The timing belts on the same car sold in and out California had 60k and 90k change interval.

Greywolf is most likely correct this is just blast from the past when bikes had regular plugs. AU gasoline cannot be that bad comparing to US, can it?
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You can't tell me that Australian conditions are any worse than, say, So. California, Texas, or Nevada.

If Greywolf hadn't moved it, I would have.
Yeah i'm actually quite surprised you restrained yourself, you move everything else!!!

Not to add of course you dont even ride anywhere, except in your landy!
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