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    Spark Plugs

    After installing the jet kit (and realizing how bad off it was before, plus having to use the choke/enricher before), I decided it wouldn't be a bad idea to change the spark plugs. Should be EASY right??? I went to my local auto parts store looking for the part number posted in the "answers to common questions" post:

    Spark Plugs…..Stock are NGK DCPR6
    They said the closest thing they can get is NGK DCPR6E (didn't even have those in stock, would have to order). They might be the same, then again they might not. I can't find a cross reference to any other brands. I could probably get them at the dealer, but they would be crazy high... and everything I have ever gotten there was ordered. Dealer doesn't keep ANYTHING in stock. Went to Wal-Mart and looked in the handy-dandy cross reference book they have hanging there... no VTX's listed under motorcycles. It had Goldwings and Shadows... but no VTX.

    What spark plugs are you guys running?


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    I found some info over on the other board. Here is a link in case anyone else runs into this...

    http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/showthre...32-spark-plugs

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    I was just wondering the same thing; what plugs would fit my '03 1300R. This site might help. http://www.clubplug.net/champ_ngk.html

    It might take a bit to scroll through and find your plugs, but they should be there.

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    I was hoping to find them locally so I wouldn't have to wait for shipping. It is looking like that may have been wishful thinking...lol. There are still a couple of places around here I will check.

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    The plugs in our bikes are like and the same quality as the ones you have in our car and are good for well over 100 k miles"
    I have 30k on mine now and don't plan on changing them for we'll over 100k.
    I use a small brass wire brush (looks like a tooth brush) sold in the welding dept. of home improvement stores.
    Spray them with WD 40 brush them a coupe times , reset them. Keck mine were sutty black from over choking the bike before resetting ad I just cleaned them up and they are fine. I would not wast the money.
    If the tip ever burns off or gets thin then I will change them.
    Yea they don't cost that much but save your money.

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    DCPR6E replaced the DCPR6 plugs.

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    Kevin -- Asking about spark plugs is like asking about your favorite oil, seat, exhaust, tires, etc etc. Lot of different views based on personal preferences. I liked the NGK DCPR6E's only I set them to .028 gap that was recommended in a "behind the counter" book published by NGK. That gap helped them stay pretty clean and the bike ran well. I decided to try out E3-36 plugs. For me they made a big difference I could actually feel in the ol' butt dyno. That was about two years ago. The E3's cover three heat ranges, cruising around up to super slab. I also like the fact that there's no gapping, they have a triangle shaped ground strap. Don't know if you ever get into indexing your plugs, but I'd think the unique ground strap of the E3 would be already indexed. I've probably got over 10K on these with continued good results. And as always with a subject like this -- JMHO.

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    Re: Spark Plugs

    I am in process of jetting... so I want to remove all the other variables to get a good tune. That is why I am looking to put new plugs in. Already put on a new air filter.

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    Recently been down that road too: K&N filter in a decapped airbox, V&H Bigshots, 220 main jet, 58 slow jet, clip on the 4th, 1 turn out on the a/f. Using 87 reg gas with no ethanol. Running really good, so I'm not gonna touch it. If behaving/being smooth, I'm getting 43 - 45 MPG. Haven't made a long run on the super-slab yet to check gas mileage. And yes, I'm a Charlie D disciple - he's helped me a lot.

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    Re: Spark Plugs

    +1 on Charlie. Not many on this forum have rejetted without some form of guidance from the carb Jedi.

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