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Discussion in 'Technical' started by lee, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Jgroth41

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    I tightened them by feel ; )...
     
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    This year I've gone to E-3 Spark plugs e3.36 to replace the champion rahc.
    I did this while I was waiting for my O2 sensors to be replaced and was fouling plugs.
    The bike ran much longer with these than with the champions before really fouling it was astounding -- got me thru the weeks I was waiting to get the O2 sensors in and replaced.

    A little more money than average plugs but they perform for me.
    http://e3sparkplugs.com/parts/?part=E3.36&cr=1
     
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  3. Jgroth41

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    Update..I set my gap at .035...Runs great but about the same as when its set at .038...Should i stay at .035 or go back to 0.38 ? Or does it matter ?.. Good hing is it hauls balls compared to setting it at .040/;; )
     
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    I prefer the chopper so to each their own just giving ya a hard time
    Personally I think between. 038 and. 035 on a stock motor probably splitting hairs but John is the guy that will have the data and experience to back it up

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    There was one differance..at .035 letting off the gas it did pop a tiny bit. (exhaust)
     
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    No. Been doing it for so long, I guess I earned the proper feel.
    John
     
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    NOT the plugs causing that..
     
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    thats strange because when i put it back to .038 it doesnt do it. ; (
     
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    I will keep dinkling around..thanks for all the help ; )
     
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    I recently bought a pair of Champion RA8HC on Amazon which are supposed to be pre-gapped to .04. They were actually less than .025. Definitely check the gap before installing.
     
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    good advice, lots of shipping tends to beat and bang on little bendable things.
     
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    I have never ever installed plugs without setting/checking the gap even if they have the cardboard tubes on them.
     
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    ... and adding some never-seize to the threads...
     
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