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1Back to top Go down   K1100LT spark plugs Empty K1100LT spark plugs on Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:28 pm

brickrider2

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In the course of preping my K1100LT for the coming riding season, I'm changing the spark plugs.  I pulled the Bosch XR5DC and bought NGKs.  The parts guy said I needed DR7EA.  When I went to install them, I discovered they do not have the round caps on the wire end, and the caps are not included in the boxes.  This is the first time I've bought spark plugs that do not have those rounded tips.  I went to pull them off of the Bosch plugs but found they are apparently integral to the plug; I wasn't able to remove them.  I saved the day by finding some tips on old plugs I'd horded away ages ago.  They went on the new NGK plugs without any issue.  I surmise the tip's thread size is common to all spark plug brands.
So, if you mean to use NGKs in your K1100, it's best to verify they have the rounded tips for the secondary ignition wire ends.


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2Back to top Go down   K1100LT spark plugs Empty Re: K1100LT spark plugs on Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:47 pm

RicK G

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That's what happens when you buy NGKs. I save all the terminal nuts I find. Like a squirrel.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

3Back to top Go down   K1100LT spark plugs Empty Re: K1100LT spark plugs on Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:16 am

duck

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Never figured out why NGK doesn't include them.  Autolite and other brands do.

I just gave up a few years ago and bought 25 extras on Ebay so I have a stash of them on hand.  Only seller I could find was in the UK. $4 +$2 shipping.

https://www.ebay.com/itm//322978987996


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
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4Back to top Go down   K1100LT spark plugs Empty Re: K1100LT spark plugs on Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:42 am

MartinW

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Your local mower shop used to be a good source of spark plug nuts. They used to have a bucket full of them $5.00 for a good handful. The guy I used to get them off has now gone so now I have to find another friendly mower shop.
Regards Martin.


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5Back to top Go down   K1100LT spark plugs Empty Re: K1100LT spark plugs on Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:30 am

Point-Seven-five

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I called U.S. NGK technical support in Michigan and asked the technician if he would send me a dozen.  Had them 2 days later.

Maybe if everyone hit them up for those nuts they'll start including them again.


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1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

6Back to top Go down   K1100LT spark plugs Empty Re: K1100LT spark plugs on Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:00 pm

duck

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:I called U.S. NGK technical support in Michigan and asked the technician if he would send me a dozen.  Had them 2 days later.

Maybe if everyone hit them up for those nuts they'll start including them again.


Good idea.

Still silly of them not to include them.  They should come with the plugs so you don't have to call and wait two days just to install spark plugs.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

7Back to top Go down   K1100LT spark plugs Empty Re: K1100LT spark plugs on Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:26 pm

Point-Seven-five

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As it was explained to me, very few automotive engines use the "old" style plug wire terminals anymore, so there was little need for the nuts.  As a result, the bean counters had them deleted.  No problem getting the nuts, just ask.

I've used NGK for about 50 years now.  That little bit of nuisance is worth it to me.  One call and I'm set for as long as I run my bricks.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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