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Sinister_Rogue
07-11-2009, 08:53 PM
I went to wal mart to buy super tech oil and super tech oil filter for The Mistress. While I was there, I looked in the Champion spark plug guide. The listing number I got was Champion #71, RC12YC.

Looking in the forums now, I am seeing 810, 808, and other numbers. Can I use these plugs or should I take em back?:spank:

Bono
07-11-2009, 09:49 PM
I went to wal mart to buy super tech oil and super tech oil filter for The Mistress. While I was there, I looked in the Champion spark plug guide. The listing number I got was Champion #71, RC12YC.

Looking in the forums now, I am seeing 810, 808, and other numbers. Can I use these plugs or should I take em back?:spank:
I use the 810 used to be RA8HC. I really don't know what that means!:mosh:Recommended by Charlie D, Haven't had a problem yet!

parttimr
07-11-2009, 10:09 PM
Bought the RA8HC about a month ago and no problems.

Bono
07-11-2009, 10:45 PM
Bought the RA8HC about a month ago and no problems.
New # is 810!:patriot:

jstar61
07-11-2009, 10:58 PM
I use the 810 used to be RA8HC. I really don't know what that means!:mosh:Recommended by Charlie D, Haven't had a problem yet!
+1 I use the same ones that Charlie recommends, bike runs great on them...I would take them back, and get the correct ones.

The Old Fool
07-11-2009, 11:04 PM
I went to wal mart to buy super tech oil and super tech oil filter for The Mistress. While I was there, I looked in the Champion spark plug guide. The listing number I got was Champion #71, RC12YC.

Looking in the forums now, I am seeing 810, 808, and other numbers. Can I use these plugs or should I take em back?:spank:
Bono - go here - scroll all the way down on left hand panel - click mManufacturers number system/champion. The 12 is much hotter than the 8. Take um back.

http://www.championsparkplugs.com/sparkplug411.asp?kw=Heat+Range+Interchange+(NGK-Denso-Champion-Bosch)&mfid=2 (http://www.championsparkplugs.com/sparkplug411.asp?kw=Heat+Range+Interchange+%28NGK-Denso-Champion-Bosch%29&mfid=2)

Charlie D
07-11-2009, 11:19 PM
The 8 is a tad hotter than the stock and the 12 would be way to hot.
Get the correct ones and avoid problems down the line.

The Old Fool
07-11-2009, 11:42 PM
I went to wal mart to buy super tech oil and super tech oil filter for The Mistress. While I was there, I looked in the Champion spark plug guide. The listing number I got was Champion #71, RC12YC.

Looking in the forums now, I am seeing 810, 808, and other numbers. Can I use these plugs or should I take em back?:spank:
Do NOT use the RC plug - it has the wrong thread. I looked up the cross reference and the correct Champion is RA8HC or RA8GHC. The HC will probably be cheaper (and fine) - the GHC is a "precious metal electrode".

NGK number is DCPR6E.

Sinister_Rogue
07-11-2009, 11:50 PM
Well, that answers my question.

I tried to find a general spark plug,um, part number sticky here. Yes, I did look under commonly asked questions.

I was leary about Champion. They have always failed me in auto applications. I would like to try any other brand than them. Any help say from ac delco autolite, or E3?

Charlie D
07-11-2009, 11:56 PM
Well, that answers my question.

I tried to find a general spark plug,um, part number sticky here. Yes, I did look under commonly asked questions.

I was leary about Champion. They have always failed me in auto applications. I would like to try any other brand than them. Any help say from ac delco autolite, or E3?

well I suppose I should toss the set I have been using for the last 20,000 miles in the trash if they arn't any good.

Problem with most of the plugs that would work is they are 13/16 hex verse the 5/8 that fit inside our heads.

Brandon7221
07-12-2009, 12:34 AM
I have the stock model spark plugs for my 2004 VTX 1300C, from the dealership...

They're BRAND NEW, bought them thursday.. put them in, and then the dealership put in another new pair with my maintenance package I ended up purchasing, couldn't get a refund on the plugs, so now I have a spare unused set that I can't use... If you think you'll want em you can have em.. worth 30 bucks, just pay for the shipping and I'll send em to ya.

Sinister_Rogue
07-12-2009, 07:06 PM
Sorry Brandon. I got a set from Advance Auto Parts. Now I need to find 1 or 4 spark plug wires.

Charlie D
07-12-2009, 07:08 PM
Sorry Brandon. I got a set from Advance Auto Parts. Now I need to find 1 or 4 spark plug wires.

You may also be able to take the boot into an autoparts and get a similar replacement, boot just screws on to the wire.

Sinister_Rogue
07-12-2009, 07:34 PM
Charlie, I saw the screw portion. I figured the screw is another point for the spark to travel. I took some pics. Lemme know what you think. It goes together ok, but I kinda dont trust it. Here are some pics.

Together
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v422/rylee381/Paul/SDC10397.jpg
Apart
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v422/rylee381/Paul/SDC10399.jpg
Apart
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v422/rylee381/Paul/SDC10398.jpg

I think it's FUBAR

Charlie D
07-12-2009, 07:55 PM
Yep you really fubared that one good, you can order a set from the OEM micro.

go to electrical then wire harness you need the caps #5 comes in a set it looks like and $19.98

wires are sold seperately.

http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/honda-motorcycle-vtx1300s-2007/o/m15704

coopi
07-12-2009, 08:52 PM
I heard you could substitute the plug wires from a ' 49 plymouth and they work fine only problem is they are three feet long..........you've put a few dollars in the bike....put the right stuff back on it.
Coopi


I went to wal mart to buy super tech oil and super tech oil filter for The Mistress. While I was there, I looked in the Champion spark plug guide. The listing number I got was Champion #71, RC12YC.

Looking in the forums now, I am seeing 810, 808, and other numbers. Can I use these plugs or should I take em back?:spank:
How many miles you got on the old plugs?
Coopi

Sinister_Rogue
07-12-2009, 08:55 PM
The old plugs had 4K on them. I figured since I gotta pull a coupl to check valves, might as well replace em.

BeefyBeefo
07-12-2009, 11:53 PM
I don't have very many miles but I'm going to pull and probably replace mine pretty soon. I will probably go with the Champions per Charlie. I hope you don't mind if I send you a PM within the next few weeks Charlie about my carb/af. :D:cheers:

Charlie D
07-13-2009, 12:02 AM
I don't have very many miles but I'm going to pull and probably replace mine pretty soon. I will probably go with the Champions per Charlie. I hope you don't mind if I send you a PM within the next few weeks Charlie about my carb/af. :D:cheers:

Any time Beefy, get the diaelectric grease for the boots when you get the plugs it will pay dividends in time.

OhioVTX1300c
07-13-2009, 08:10 AM
Alot of people are talking about the champion plugs. Is everybody trying to shy away from the NGK or am I just missing something? I am looking to replace my plugs just so I know when it got done, not sure if I should go with NGK or the champions. Not sure if it makes a difference but I have the V&H Cruzers exhaust and supposedly they did the jetting when they put the exhaust on. Somebody please point me in the right direction!

Charlie D
07-13-2009, 09:04 AM
Champs are about half the price of NGK
I went through 3 sets of NGK in 12000 miles they kept fouling and have run the Champs for over 20,000 now with no problems.

OhioVTX1300c
07-13-2009, 09:13 AM
Champions it is then....Thanks for the help!

OhioVTX1300c
07-13-2009, 11:16 AM
I just purchased The Champion 810's at my local AutoZone for 1.49 a piece. I went ahead and picked up 8 so I would have a spare set when needed.