Originally Posted by dwoodward
OEM-quality spark plugs are cheap, and you may not be able to visibly detect functional issues. I once found one that would spark fine in open air, but not under compression at TDC.
Sort of like doing a timing belt on a car- most likely you have to muck with the water pump anyway, might as well replace it while you're there, and hey, crank main seals are cheap and you're right there- why would you not replace it?
I completely agree with this. I bought some Irridium plugs for my 955 but after 12K I hadn't noticed any difference in how the bike ran and I wasn't that confident about them going another 12K so I replaced them with new standard NGKs. For the sake of a £Tenner£ it just gives peace of mind.
2002 black Tiger955i, 71000 miles.
2012 black Tiger800XC, 26000 miles.
Bike history [(N) = bought new] :- YAS1, RD350B(N), XS750(N), XT500, XJ650(N), XJ900S(N), CBX750, XL185S, XR250RF, XR600, KTM600LC4, TDR250, R100GS, TS200R, Tiger955i(N), Scrambler900efi, Tiger800XC(N)...