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Old Yesterday, 12:14 PM   #1
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Rate my plugs...

From time to time I get these weird ideas that pop into my head....and so a thread is born...

Post a piccie of your spark plugs and solicit opinions on their condition and cause of that condition from inmates...

Here are mine (from a '91 RD04 Africa Twin)...replaced today with NGK DPR8EA-9s - I've no idea how long the previous owner had these in the bike - which was another reason I wanted to replace them.





All four are in, pretty much, the same condition. So what thinketh the community?

Running rich? Par for the course on a 24 year old bike? Time to check...errr...the choke?

Post your thoughts and/or plugs :)
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Old Yesterday, 12:43 PM   #2
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Yeah, might be a little rich. Unless you want to tear into the carb, I wouldn't worry about it.
I would clean them, check the gap, and put them back in on my bike.
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Old Yesterday, 12:45 PM   #3
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Yours look like they weren't tightened properly, follow the guide that NGK has on their site and the worst of the four is missing the crush washer.
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Old Yesterday, 01:11 PM   #4
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Yeah, might be a little rich. Unless you want to tear into the carb, I wouldn't worry about it.
I would clean them, check the gap, and put them back in on my bike.
I'd go with this.. looks pretty normal. Depending on mileage, i may swap them out.
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Old Yesterday, 01:16 PM   #5
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Yeah, I'm cheap... er, a tightwad. There doesn't seem to be much, if any wear on the electrodes.
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Um wheres the crush washer on that one on the top right?

but past that they like like every other plug that is pulled out of a normal honda.
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Old Yesterday, 03:37 PM   #7
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Ride more! Looks like lot's of low speed, short trips. Clean, gap and ride the hell out of that bike!
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Old Yesterday, 05:08 PM   #8
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Post pic looking into the electrode area.
Like this one:
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Old Today, 12:59 PM   #9
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From time to time I get these weird ideas that pop into my head....and so a thread is born...

Post a piccie of your spark plugs and solicit opinions on their condition and cause of that condition from inmates...

Here are mine (from a '91 RD04 Africa Twin)...replaced today with NGK DPR8EA-9s - I've no idea how long the previous owner had these in the bike - which was another reason I wanted to replace them.





All four are in, pretty much, the same condition. So what thinketh the community?

Running rich? Par for the course on a 24 year old bike? Time to check...errr...the choke?

Post your thoughts and/or plugs :)
I say yes, maybe a tad rich,,,,,,,,how is the airfilter????
Is the idle set to spec????
Do you ride alot in top gear @ slow speeds????
Maybe try an NGK DPR7EA9 next time, this is 1 heat range "hotter" and may help burn off the ecxess deposits and be more compatible with your riding style/riding environment.
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Old Today, 01:36 PM   #10
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I agree with a little cold and rich.
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Old Today, 02:47 PM   #11
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That's great guys :)

I've been doing a lot of 20 minute trips though the city (commuting - lots of stop/start) and very very few longer trips (maybe one a month), which concurs with your assessment of the plug status - and puts my mind to rest :)
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