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post #1 of 23 Old 08-30-2009, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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spark plugs question

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do i have to calibrate the spark plugs before installing?? or they come ready to use??
The thing is that i have installed them and bike is running great but some one asked me if i calibrated them... manual does not say anything about calibrating at the ''spark plugs replacement'' part so i dont know if i should remove them again and calibrate.

BTW the spark plugs are CR9E IX (iridium)
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Good plugs.
I have always checked to see if the gap is correct.
Most of the time they need to be set properly.
If it were ME...
Id pull them just to make sure.
Its a peace of mind thing for me.

Im not sure what the gap is for an 05.
But in the "File Vault" you will find a manual that will help ya out.



IF you are talking about "degreeing" your plugs...
That is a whole different thing.
I only did that to my drag bikes.


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no, you are right, im talking about checking the gap, what i did checked was that all of htem came with same gap (or very similar, i dont have the measurement kit)
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if you go to autozone they have a little circular piece at the counter that has markings on it and is cut and marked for certain distances. it costs like a dollar or less. that's all you need to measure the gap. it's kinda a lot of work just to check them if the bikes running well.

leaving them as they are and waiting until one of them fouls wouldnt hurt anything i dont think. just make sure you fix it if it feels like you're missing a cylinder.

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Do yourself a favor and pick up a wire gap gauge.
(Its the anal machinist in me, I know)
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always good to check the gap before installing spark plugs, recomended gap for you bike is 28-32 inches
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always good to check the gap before installing spark plugs, recomended gap for you bike is 28-32 inches
THOUSANDTHS!!!! 28-32 THOUSANDTHS of an inch, that's 0.028. Not 28 inches....
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and anyone knows which is the stock gap on this spark plugs?? cus they come protected to save the gap, and the guy at the dealer told me that i dont have to worry about doing it by my self but to take care to not hit them, that was the only advise from him, so i dont know what to think...
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They are "protected". I go through alot of spark plugs at work and I always check the gap before I install them, first out of habbit and second because I have had alot of plugs out of spec right out of the box. Always check them!
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THOUSANDTHS!!!! 28-32 THOUSANDTHS of an inch, that's 0.028. Not 28 inches....
Damn my bad i forgot to add thousandths
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lol, i know its thousands, ok, but the bike is running great, should i do all the job to check them or as raized said, its not worth it??
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ok ook, i think that now i understand, theres no grey, only black or white, ok, thanks to all
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ok ook, i think that now i understand, theres no grey, only black or white, ok, thanks to all
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