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Old 10-24-2005, 02:58 PM   #5
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Hey Bucky... I'll bite on your iridium plug query...

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Originally Posted by NGK
• More Durability and a Higher Melting Point than Platinum
• Better Center Electrode Anti-Oxidation and Anti-Erosion
• Improved Ignition
• Superior Anti-Fouling
• Lower Required Voltage
• New Metal Shell Plating Process for Better Anti-Corrosion
The realities are, would any of the above benefits be noticeable under normal circumstances?
Would a seat of the pants power increase be felt?
Would you be willing to leave the plug in for 10... 20 thousand miles?


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Originally Posted by NGK
Iridium is a precious, silver-white metal and one of the densest materials found on earth.
The natural properties of Iridium offered NGK the opportunity to create one of the world's finest spark plugs.
The result are spark plugs that require less voltage to spark, burns fuel more efficiently,
sparks at leaner air/fuel mixtures, and delivers higher horsepower and better gas mileage.
If one were to take the lean mixture idea to heart and rejet their bike a bit leaner, the consequences of which was a measurable improvement in fuel economy without a loss of power... then maybe the cost could be justified, especially on a single cylinder bike used frequently for commuting.

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