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post #1 of 17 Old 10-28-2014, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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4WD Mechanix Magazine Pulstar Spark Plug Review

Recently, 4WD Mechanix Magazine did a review of the Pulstar Spark Plug in a Jeep XJ Cherokee 4.0L and the two Honda XR motorcycles. The review shows the installation, testing and evaluation in a 27-minute HD video. Check it out and let us know what you think! ~Andrew at Pulstar

http://www.4wdmechanix.com/Testing-t...ark-Plugs.html

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Any test that doesn't do either a side-by-side comparison or before and after comparison is virtually worthless in my mind. A simple dyno test should indicate whether they work better or not.
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Any test that doesn't do either a side-by-side comparison or before and after comparison is virtually worthless in my mind. A simple dyno test should indicate whether they work better or not.
I absolutely agree. In order to demonstrate an improvement, instrumented testing with new standard plugs compared to new pulsar plugs would be absolutely necessary. Butt dyno results with new pulsar plugs compared to plugs of unknown age and condition are meaningless. And why in the world would it take burning through a tank of gas before seeing the results of a new spark plug make any sense at all?

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May not want to thread crap in a sponsored forum.

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I absolutely agree. In order to demonstrate an improvement, instrumented testing with new standard plugs compared to new pulsar plugs would be absolutely necessary. Butt dyno results with new pulsar plugs compared to plugs of unknown age and condition are meaningless. And why in the world would it take burning through a tank of gas before seeing the results of a new spark plug make any sense at all?

There always does seem to be somebody wanting to oil my snake.
Thank you for all the feedback. To touch on the points brought up; please find the link to a number of dyno tests below. They are of Harleys and are all third party testings that compares new premium spark plugs to the Pulstar Spark Plug. So we apologize for not having a dyno of a V-Storm. If you know of anyone that would be willing to do a dyno test and share their results, we would be more than happy work with him/her to make it happen.

In regards to the point of going through a tank of gas before results are fully seen is mentioned because for bikes/cars that have a computer in them, the computer will calibrate accordingly to the gains from the plugs. This usually takes a tank of gas for the computer to properly adjust. For a naturally aspirated engine, running through a tank of gas will not make a difference. The affects will be seen immediately.

If you all have any follow up questions/concerns, please feel free expanding on the conversation.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8W...ew?usp=sharing

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If there is no substance to a claim or test by anyone, sponsor or not, they will be called out on it on any forum. They have now provided some dyno test results that may have some meat to them. I'd love to pick up a horsepower or two for a few bucks.

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It looks like there could be something to the technology. Thanks for sending along the dyno run information. I would be happy to use my bike to check out the new plugs. I can put you in touch with a local Honda shop that has a dyno I've used before and we could do some fresh runs using my new plugs and then yours. I have no dog in this contest, so it would be completely objective. If I can gain a HP or two with your plugs, I'll buy them from you and make sure the forum knows how well they worked. We need to communicate here, though, rather than by email so everyone knows how this comes about. I will also post the information on the two other VStrom forums I belong to. Bobby
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Just keeping this alive. No response to my offer to Pulsar to test their plugs on my 'Strom as they said they would like to do.
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The curves are interesting but pose a rather basic question to me. Why are the torque curves crossing the horsepower curves at different places. Some are correct and some are offset as much as 1000 rpm?

Should not they all be crossing just past 5,200 rpm?

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Hard to tell, Scott. I'd like to test the plugs. Hey, if they're good they will sell a bunch. No way to know if they won't respond. I hope they have just been too busy to answer yet. Like they say, the bulls**t stops when the green flag drops. Or in this case, the dyno fires up.
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