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post #1 of 11 Old 06-12-2006, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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NGK Iridium Spark plugs

I was wondering if anybody is using the NGK Iridium Spark plugs? If anyone is using the iridium plugs, would you care to make a comment? I'm wondering if they are worth the added expense or not?
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I just installed them today. We'll see how they work in 10,000 miles.

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I just installed them today. We'll see how they work in 10,000 miles.
Did you install them as is with the 0.026 thousands gap?
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I confess I didn't measure the gap. I looked at the gap, decided that it looked ok and installed them. All those years of 2 stroke plugs has made me lazy when it comes to plug gapping.

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:lol: Fair enough my friend. From what I read on the NGK web site. The plugs are suppose to be already pregapped.
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Re: NGK Iridium Spark plugs

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I was wondering if anybody is using the NGK Iridium Spark plugs? If anyone is using the iridium plugs, would you care to make a comment? I'm wondering if they are worth the added expense or not?
Thanks in advance!

Yes, they are on my DL1k. I have a/b 14k on them--acutally just checked them the other day and they looked good. For me the extra expense is worth it if nothing else then giving me more mileage between changes. Also, I'm almost certain that when they arrived I checked the gap and they were good to go.

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Cool, 14,000 smiles and still good to go. That sounds pretty impressive to me. Did you notice better engine starting or increased gas mileage compared to the NGK CR8EK stockers? Whoops, your on the litre bike and I'm not sure if the sparkplugs are the same as the wee twin.
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Cool, 14,000 smiles and still good to go. That sounds pretty impressive to me. Did you notice better engine starting or increased gas mileage compared to the NGK CR8EK stockers? Whoops, your on the litre bike and I'm not sure if the sparkplugs are the same as the wee twin.
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I replaced them at the same time of doing the intensive 10k mi service (see here: https://stromtrooper.com/forum/viewto...ht=10k+service).

Because so much other work was done it was difficult for me to tell exactly what accounted for the HUGE improvement in how the bike ran. YMMV (Your Motorcycle My Vary).

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See this thread on spark plugs.

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you won't notice better engine starting or increased gas mileage. (BTW both of them are great on stroms.)

You are right that plugs pregapped by the factory. It is about 0.6-0.7 mm (depending on type) but different engines need different gaps, also the same type of plug fits for different engines. So it is not obvious that the factory preset will fit for your bike!
If I was you I would check and reset the gap if needed.

You should have eyes like an eagle, I couldn't judge a gap with just look on it.

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Thank y'all for answering my post. 8)
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