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Old 07-08-2008, 12:16 AM   #1
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R1200GS spark plug

Hi all, need help here...

any idea that the bosch super 4 spark plug can be use on R1200GS???
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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Hi all, need help here...

any idea that the bosch super 4 spark plug can be use on R1200GS???
I'm at work now but if you e-mail me I'll check the type that I'm using. I know they are the 4 prong style.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:51 PM   #3
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BMW OEM plug is bosch YR5LDE 2 prong type



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I'm at work now but if you e-mail me I'll check the type that I'm using. I know they are the 4 prong style.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:46 PM   #4
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The only current replacement R1200GS plug available worldwide from BMW is NGK DCPR8EKC, sold as BMW part 12127671301.

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Old 07-09-2008, 06:18 AM   #5
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The only current replacement R1200GS plug available worldwide from BMW is NGK DCPR8EKC, sold as BMW part 12127671301.
You're kidding, BMW recommends NGK?

I have been using NGK’s in my GS for the last 15k miles. They have worked good. I am using the DCPR8EIX single electrode Iridium.

BTW is this the R Daneel Olivaw?
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Old 07-09-2008, 11:44 AM   #6
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BTW is this the R Daneel Olivaw?

Shhhh, he's trying to pass
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:23 PM   #7
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You're kidding, BMW recommends NGK?

I have been using NGK’s in my GS for the last 15k miles. They have worked good. I am using the DCPR8EIX single electrode Iridium.

BTW is this the R Daneel Olivaw?
I haven't been able to find those plugs. Every time I order them from somewhere, the parts company inevitably brings in the wrong plug.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:45 PM   #8
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I haven't been able to find those plugs. Every time I order them from somewhere, the parts company inevitably brings in the wrong plug.
Did they give you any explanation?

Anyway, the plugs look good and they work well. I pulled them when I had 12k on them, cleaned then a littlie, checked the gap, and put them back in.

My bike runs great but it always does.
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:29 PM   #9
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I see one plug recommended..same plug for primary and secondary plugs?






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I see one plug recommended..same plug for primary and secondary plugs?
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...59&hg=12&fg=05

Plugs are item #1 and there are qty 4.

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OK..Thanks..Two Different Plugs Being Discussed

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http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...59&hg=12&fg=05

Plugs are item #1 and there are qty 4.

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Thanks good site..there are two different plugs recommended..secondary and primary...the "BMW OEM plug is bosch YR5LDE 2 prong type" mentioned for the secondary and the "DCPR8EKC" for the primary? ...whew hope I have that straight..if not please step in and correct me..
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:48 PM   #12
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Thanks good site..there are two different plugs recommended..secondary and primary...the "BMW OEM plug is bosch YR5LDE 2 prong type" mentioned for the secondary and the "DCPR8EKC" for the primary? ...whew hope I have that straight..if not please step in and correct me..
Look at the notes to the right. Ignore the +core. The first item #1 is ENDED. That means that part number is no longer used. It has been replaced by the second part number for item #1. If you try to order the first you're dealer will replace it with the second. That's a long involved way to say the R12GS takes 4 plugs, all the same.

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Old 07-10-2008, 04:54 AM   #13
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I see one plug recommended..same plug for primary and secondary plugs?
On the R1200 the primary and secondary plugs are the same.
Original equipment is 4 Bosch, YR5LDE, plugs.

You know, I have been happy with the NGK’s I put into my bike but the Bosch’s worked fine. If I had it to do again, I would clean the Bosch’s up and reinstall them. The only thing I could see wrong with them after 12,000 miles was they needed to be re-gaped. That was way out of spec.
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:23 PM   #14
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Denso IXU24 5309 (single electrode Iridium) ~$48 for 4 on ebay. I think the Bosch are about $14 each (OEM)... So amazingly they are cheaper!

I have run mine now for about 8k annd find them to work quite well. I recently had all 4 plugs out and swapped the primary and secondary plugs just for kicks to even out any wear. The secondaries definitely have more carbon on them from a cooler burn.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:12 PM   #15
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so usually how long do you guys really change those spark plugs??? i mean after how much distance on it...
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