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Re: What spark plugs, 13 800
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 09:41:14 AM »
My NGK Iridium's have been in for over 5 years now.
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Re: What spark plugs, 13 800
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 12:05:24 PM »
If doing your own service don't forget the shock linkages.

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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2017, 02:05:01 PM »
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If doing your own service don't forget the shock linkages.

You mean lubing 'em up with anti seize and grease right? 

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Re: What spark plugs, 13 800
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 02:09:01 PM »
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You mean lubing 'em up with anti seize and grease right?
Yes lube the needle bearings, bushings etc.

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Re: What spark plugs, 13 800
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2017, 02:11:36 PM »
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My NGK Iridium's have been in for over 5 years now.

Biggest problem I've found with long life plugs is with plugs mating to the head with the use of different metals.  When I did my XJR at 60k on the original plugs I had to gently work 'em out as to not rip a thread or two.  I shutter to think what would have happened with your average parts replacer at 90k which I believe was the service life from factory.  I have zero problems replacing 'em per the schedule, what irks me more is manufacturers doing away with hyrdraulic lifters in favor of shims.  It does keep dealers in the money though but to me if I gotta take the plugs out anyways to do the valves, might as well put new ones in and throw the others in my oh s&^@ emergency bag. 

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Re: What spark plugs, 13 800
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2017, 02:14:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by street tango [+]
Yes lube the needle bearings, bushings etc.

Yeah, I just had everything off back there last winter as I replaced my swingarm thanks to the dealer who serviced the bike before I bought it and Triumph for not knowing what antiseize was so my one chain adjuster was seized.  Found a used swing arm cheaper then doing thru the process of drilling and retapping. 

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Re: What spark plugs, 13 800
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2017, 02:17:43 PM »
That's another job that should be done or better replace with stainless, but still need lube. you can sprey chain lube up through the drain holes now and again too.

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Re: What spark plugs, 13 800
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2017, 02:21:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by street tango [+]
That's another job that should be done or better replace with stainless, but still need lube. you can sprey chain lube up through the drain holes now and again too.

I actually closed the drain holes up with some mastic.  Didn't have stainless bolts when I did it but when I replace the chain over the winter I have 'em now and yeah they will be lubed up good.

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Re: What spark plugs, 13 800
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2017, 02:26:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by benebob [+]
Biggest problem I've found with long life plugs is with plugs mating to the head with the use of different metals.   

Mine come out per the schedule for a breath of fresh air and some anti seize on the threads.  Then back in for more spanking.
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Re: What spark plugs, 13 800
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2017, 02:31:11 PM »
Yes and you are taking 'em out every year or so to do your valves, not every 5-8 like most vehicles with long plugs.  For me I can get 10 of the copper plugs for $14 shipped or I can get 3 of the Iridiums for $32 shipped so replacing 'em with copper knowing they will be out again in about a year is cheaper. 

 


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