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post #1 of 7 Old Dec 9th, 2005, 2:46 pm Thread Starter
 
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Spark plugs

I have been using Bosch 4417s and 4418s on my last two RTs. Does anyone know if they are acceptable for the LT? If not, what plugs are you using?

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post #2 of 7 Old Dec 9th, 2005, 4:03 pm
 
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Dave, how have your results been with the Splitfires? Know of anyone running them in an '05 LT? Thanks!
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I think they're great.

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Not sure if you were asking me of Dave S.?

In my experience they perform as well as stock plugs but stay cleaner longer.
I have to agree with Dave. I've had them in Rover since the 48K and they haven't missed a beat and are cleaner than the plugs that I yanked out. I think they're great.

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I was so used to ordering parts for my FXRS that I ordered two plugs and two valve cover gaskets for my LT's 12K.

I didn't use Bosch plugs; had to buy a plug socket for the plugs I went with.

When I pulled the stock plugs out, all of the tips were a slightly different color.

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I used one set for over 15,000 miles, bike ran great and never suffered the change in performance noticed at about 10K with stock plugs. I changed them when I did my new piston install, only because I already had an additional set. The ones I took out looked nearly perfect.

I have never fallen for any of the "snake oil" ads for SplitFire plugs, but wanted platinum tips for longevity. That is what platinum gives you, almost no erosion of the electrodes for a LONG time. Cars with them usually recommend changing them at 60,000 or 100,000 miles, depending on the car manufacturer.

However, I found the bike to be a little smoother and responsive on accelleration, not more power, just better feel.

I would install them in any LT I would get in the future. Highly recommended. Best thing about them is that I got them when they were running rebates, and they ended up costing me $3 each! I liked them so much I had purchased two additional sets before the rebates ended.

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post #6 of 7 Old Dec 9th, 2005, 11:02 pm
 
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I just picked up some BRISK brand plus for my sportbike.
Though Brisk lists a less-special plug everyone's running these.
Whattaya guys think?
Don't know about long-life yet, but they sure perform.
They list the BOR14LGS for the K1200LT
http://www.briskusa.com/Cross%20Refe...PPLICATION.htm

The gap(s) is(are) extremely exposed, not shrouded.

see: http://www.briskusa.com/products.htm
and scroll down to:
BRISK PREMIUM LGS SPARK PLUG
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Here's another thread on plugs from the 'old' site - check the comments - folk's talk'n 'bout splitfires and other things too.

http://www.bmwlt.net/ubbthreads/show...&Number=269601

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