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Old 04-30-2014, 06:42 PM   #1
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Performance spark plug klr650

Looking for a good spark plug for my 14 klr650 but cant find anything online, i heard the e3.36 works. Anyone know what works? What happens if i run a plug not made for the bike? Does the e3.36 work?
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:52 PM   #2
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Personally I wouldn't use E3 sparkplugs on anything but a lawnmower or other inexpensive equipment. E3 hasn't been around long enough to prove themselves and I don't really buy their sales pitch either. Not to mention their advertisements are ludicrously stupid. You'll never be able to tell a difference in performane from a sparkplug anyway so just get one that will last a long time
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:38 PM   #3
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+ 1! Doubt performance gain of measurable magnitude available from "upgrading" the spark plug from the OEM (stock) item; YMMV!
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Old Yesterday, 06:47 PM   #4
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The 3.36 worked well for me. I put one in my 2010 KLR at 16,xxx miles and only just replaced it at 36,xxx. 6 bones well spent. I think I could have gone a bit longer but it started showing it's age last week up on SkyLine Drive.
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Personally I wouldn't use E3 sparkplugs on anything but a lawnmower or other inexpensive equipment. E3 hasn't been around long enough to prove themselves and I don't really buy their sales pitch either. Not to mention their advertisements are ludicrously stupid. You'll never be able to tell a difference in performane from a sparkplug anyway so just get one that will last a long time
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I'd just get either a platinum or iridium plug, the precious metals allow the plug to stay in service MUCH longer compared to a standard tip plug.
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Iridium plugs of the correct "heat range" is all I have used for 60k miles.

There are lots of fancy 'claims' made by plug manufacturers. The ability of the plug design to maintain the correct heat range is essential. If you don't run a plug specifically designed for the motor, several things can happen; if the design is too "hot", burn a hole in the piston, burn the valves. If it is too "cold", difficulty starting and fouling. The 'heat range' is related to the plug design and the temperature at which it runs and has been proven correct for the motor. A plug is not just a plug!

Unless you know what you are doing, have a modified motor and running it in specialized conditions, don't change the heat range. Not all manufacturers, even the big ones, have compatible heat range plugs.
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Denso iridium!
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^^ Me too , I've had real good life with the Denso Iradiums, so I have them in all my toys.



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