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PostSubject: Replacement spark plug type   Sat 28 Jun 2014, 12:15

Just signed up for this sight, and even did the "intro" lol. Wow, so much good info I've found already. Had a cheap Roketa 250 chinese scooter, and got our 09 swing on Monday. HUGE diff!!

Im going to have several questions in the upcoming months. I appreciate everyones help in advance.

So we bought this swing with 12000 miles on it. I want to replace the plugs and air filter. Ive read Iridium plugs are best, but does anyone have the part number for the iridium plug? Gap?

Also which air filter should I use?

Thanks in advance!

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PostSubject: Re: Replacement spark plug type   Sat 28 Jun 2014, 12:27

The iridium replacement is the NGK - CR8EHIX-9

You shouldn't re-gap an iridium plug. Just install them straight out of the box. In the dozen or so I've installed, their gap has always been right on.

I would use the stock OEM air filter. I have used K & N in the past, but no more. They just let too much crap through the porous element.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacement spark plug type   Sat 28 Jun 2014, 12:48

CnR, i put iridium plugs in ( Bigbird has given the type) at 8,000mls. At 40,000mls they are still doing their job and i still get 60+ mpg (that's imperial galls) Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Replacement spark plug type   Sat 28 Jun 2014, 15:32

The above Iridium plugs are great; changed my OEM ones a 8K and to be honest they really did not need replacing.

And for my money K&N are great. I have used dozens of them over the years and NEVER had a problem. My SWing has one.

"different strokes for different folks".

Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacement spark plug type   Sat 28 Jun 2014, 17:04

Thanks for the replies fellas. Picked up a pair of the NKG Iridium plugs at Advance Auto Parts and changed them. Literally, a 5-10 min job.

Thanks everyone!

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PostSubject: Re: Replacement spark plug type   Sat 28 Jun 2014, 18:55

I replaced the stock plugs at 8,000 miles with stock plugs, and with over 50,000 miles they look as good as when I replaced them. I guess it's like Glenn said "different strokes for different folks". Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Replacement spark plug type   Sat 28 Jun 2014, 22:58

model28a wrote:
I replaced the stock plugs at 8,000 miles with stock plugs, and with over 50,000 miles they look as good as when I replaced them. I guess it's like Glenn said "different strokes for different folks". Wink

You are correct!  Realistically I could have put the OEM plugs plugs back in and run them a LOT longer (looked almost new).  But since I already had the Iridium ones and an extended warranty from Honda; I put the new ones in...  Honda insists they be replaced at 8K, why?  Who knows most cars can go 100K on plugs nowadays.  Next time I will just pull, inspect, gap and reinstall the plugs. I already have nearly 6K on the Iridium ones and no problems.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacement spark plug type   Sun 29 Jun 2014, 00:24

" Realistically I could have put the OEM plugs back in and run them a LOT longer (looked almost new)."
The funny thing is my new wing is coming up to 8,000 miles and I will probably change the plugs.
Now I need to decide OEM plugs or Iridium plugs.   Question  Question
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PostSubject: Re: Replacement spark plug type   Sun 29 Jun 2014, 07:41

Money---I have found stock plugs last at least 30-40,000 miles---scooter runs fine so why waste money on more expensive plugs.

However on my new SilverWing, did pull the plugs, look at them, use "Never Seize" on threads so they later may come out easy.
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