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post #1 of 19 Old 03-02-2009, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody want to offer some experience?

2003 919, all stock, except the free mods.

What SPARK PLUGS are you guys running?

I know, stupid lame question, just curious.

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i still have the stock plugs in mine.. i have no idea what they are... 6000 miles



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NGK CR8EH-9

$8.20 each from Dennis Kirk
I just turned 10,000 miles on my stock ones, soooo.
I was thinking the Iridium? NGK CR8HIX-9...I think that's the number.

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NGKs high output plugs

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Have almost 12,000 on my stock ones. No problems.

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NGK Iridium.
+1. Replaced the stock ones when I did the PAIR removal/block off plate installation.

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Thanks all. I think I'll go with the NGK Iridium. Any notice in throttle response, like they claim? I don't expect it, but...

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Thanks all. I think I'll go with the NGK Iridium. Any notice in throttle response, like they claim? I don't expect it, but...
Hard to say since I did the block off plates at the same time. It does seem to run smoother and stronger now but that could just be LDH's "placebo effect."

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Also, it's weird, and off topic, but... I think I may have lost some gettyup. I think my plugs are fine. I replaced the rear stock tire with a Metzler M3 Sportech. Have about 200 miles on them and still can't pull a wheelie as easily as I could with the stock balding tire. I fugured with a newer stickier tire, it would be the exact opposite.

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Also, it's weird, and off topic, but... I think I may have lost some gettyup. I think my plugs are fine. I replaced the rear stock tire with a Metzler M3 Sportech. Have about 200 miles on them and still can't pull a wheelie as easily as I could with the stock balding tire. I fugured with a newer stickier tire, it would be the exact opposite.
My M3 had a flatter profile than other tires. It could just be that the profile of the tire has changed your ride a little. Is the tire the only variable that changed? how recent was the tire change?

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Is the tire the only variable that changed?
Yeah, you didn't gain 20lbs over the winter did you?

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HA HA. Nope, no extra 20, I think I lost 5 actually. Yes, the tire was the only change,, and I did that at the end of last years riding season. So, I have only about 200 miles on the new tire. I plan on going to a 45 sprocket this month.

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My M3 had a flatter profile than other tires. It could just be that the profile of the tire has changed your ride a little. Is the tire the only variable that changed? how recent was the tire change?
Don[t get me wrong. The beast still roars. But, I remember before the tire change, my stocker was pretty worn. And all I had to do was flick the wrist at a stop, and the thing was upright. Now it seems like it just digs and goes. Which really isn't a bad thing, I guess.

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Don[t get me wrong. The beast still roars. But, I remember before the tire change, my stocker was pretty worn. And all I had to do was flick the wrist at a stop, and the thing was upright. Now it seems like it just digs and goes. Which really isn't a bad thing, I guess.
have you checked the tire pressure? may have 2 bump up a few psi if you want the wheelies. Did you change anything other than the tires?

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have you checked the tire pressure? may have 2 bump up a few psi if you want the wheelies. Did you change anything other than the tires?
Nope, not yet

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If the old tire was worn out, the diameter may have been less then the new one, which changes the actual rpms of the tire. Making the old one geared lower. But, not by much.

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If the old tire was worn out, the diameter may have been less then the new one, which changes the actual rpms of the tire. Making the old one geared lower. But, not by much.
Interesting. Well, I just ordered my 45/rear sprocket. So, I don't think the wheelie's will be an issue

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