Real easy to get to.. Take the left side panel off and the air box lid for some better room..pop the plug wire off and that's it..# CR8EIX is what I used
Actually, gold is :bee:I run NGK V-Power plugs. Tried the rids but never seemed to run right. I just change the plugs once a year and the copper is the best conductor out there!
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I agree that copper is the best for conductivity in plugs, but something about the way iridium plugs are made makes them more resistant to fouling.Actually, gold is :bee:
BUT Copper is the best conductor available for spark plugs.
EDIT: Here are the thermal conductivities in watts/centimeter-kelvin (higher the better)
Zinc = 1.16
Aluminum = 2.37
Copper = 4.01
Steel = 0.70 - 0.82
Platinum = 0.716
Iridium = 1.47
As you can see nothing can touch copper BUT the tradeoff is they won't last as long as the others. They should easily last a riding season for most of us unless your machine is running too rich/lean. I also just change them once a year.
I threw a rod in an ATV once. Punched a hole in the side of the engine casing.What I don't like is the way they market those things a lot of people think they will get better performance when in fact they are sacrificing performance for longevity.
True, the iridium is only attached to the tip of the electrode.... but from a conductive stand point, it still is less conductive then the nickel tips.I believe the iridiums have a copper core to the iridium electrode tip....
Off Topic.... But, Good luck with those idiots! I ordered mine from them on a Friday, they said it would be in Monday by 3:00pm (From Fargo via store transfer). Went in Monday.... nothing (weather related delivery excuse, blizzard... okay I'll bite on that as many roads were closed). Okay, it'll be in tomorrow.... same story story Tuesday & Wednesday. But they ordered it from the Twin Cities on Tuesday also.... two days delivery. Went in 3 days later on Friday.... nothing! Was told we'll order it again for the third time..... I told them to "Just Forget It" and set down the rest of the merchandise in my hands on the counter and walked out. Drove over to NAPA (2 blocks away) ordered it at 5:30pm Friday and had it in my hand Saturday by 9:30am. Guess I know where I'll be shopping.... :idea:Hmm. Just ordered one from orielly. I'll have it tomorrow. Anxious to see