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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-24-2007, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Ok peeps wondering where and what spark plugs your all using as this week the bike is going in for some surgery to the carbs and I figured I would swap the exhaust and air filter and conduct alittle TLC to the bike.


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Stock ones.
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Stock ones.
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I've always used NGK's. No need for fancy, goofy splitfires or any crap like that

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whatever the manual recommends.

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I've read a couple of studies where they dyno'd different spark plugs that supposidly gave higher performance and better milage...in some cars, those fancy split fire and platinum plugs and all that actually hampered the performance of (some of) the cars.

I can't say if this would hold true for bikes as well, but in my experience with cars, the quality stock (NGK for example) COPPER core plugs changed out regularly work fine. Iridium has helped with longevity, but I'd almost rather buy 3 sets of standard copper core plugs (and have fresh ones regularly) then Iridium at 3 times the cost.

that's just me though...I'm not a mechanic or anything...I just read about being one.

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Yep what the manual suggests qhich will probably be the NGK's. Mine uses the CR10EK or the 9 which is a bit colder(mainly for cali bikes)
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Why you changing plugs on a brand new bike?

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I'm assuming it's a different bike than listed, unless the ZZR still uses carbs?
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I read the ZZR still uses carbs and Tom only has one bike that I know of.

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Why you changing plugs on a brand new bike?
I wonder how many miles are on it... I think it is kind of high.
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He told me he bought it brand spanking new from Des Plaines Honda about 3 months ago. Even if it was used how many miles can a 2007 bike have?

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my 06 has 14k
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Stick with the stock plugs. IF you do get better performance w/ other plugs you might notice a little change on a dyno. But not on the street.

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There could be a reason to change plugs. I don't know about Tom's ZZR, but replacing stock plugs with iridium ones helps with uneven low end RPMs on Multistradas. Many people on multistrada.net have done it and claim it worked for them. It also worked for me.

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Yep Its a new bike but yep it has got its mileage on it tho following the the service requirements a change of spark plugs is done at 4000 miles I know its not needed but id rather be safe then sorry. Plus im alittle over the 4000 mile closer to 7 thousand :O)~
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I dunno what kind of mechanical experience, but I had a Audi mechanic buddy help me with my plugs, and needless to say, motorcycle plugs are a little weaker than car plugs... yeah, 2 hour job turned into 9hrs... so don't tighten them down too much!
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