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Would there be any advantages to going to exotic metal spark plugs such as Autolite Xtreme Sport? Or is it best to stick with what the Vic engineers specified?

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From what I have gathered these bikes run just perfect on the stock plugs. I put some Iridiums in my 2006 Vegas and it could have been me but it didn't seem to run right. I put the stockers back in .. whammy! I was looking into the E3's for a little bit, but figured after doing some reading here and seeing what the tech's advised and prior experience that is wasn't really worth it. I just picked up a lot of 8 stockers for $20 on ebay so those will last a bit!
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NGK stock heat range iridiums--irv

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Would there be any advantages to going to exotic metal spark plugs such as Autolite Xtreme Sport? Or is it best to stick with what the Vic engineers specified?
Instead of paying the manufacturer for "hot" plugs, just tune your own... larger spark... complete burn of fuel.

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Use E3 spark plugs. Starts first time every time. Great fuel mileage. Great power! Long lasting!

If you research the so called exotic spark plugs on auto and other motorcycle forums, you will read that there have been many problems associated with those plugs.

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NGK stock heat range iridiums--irv
...and what were the results? Inquiring minds want to know.

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...and what were the results? Inquiring minds want to know.
sucked more money out of my pocket

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vic luggage rack and lowers,iso grips,2" pullbacks
hard bags,xc adj pass footrests, color keyed side
chin fairings. 7 jurock custom made windshield.
ultimate seat, hid low beams, timing wheel back in,
and of course, a ric z laydown license bracket.[5
mph faster].

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Most engines regarless of vehicle run best on stock plugs. That's what they were designed, built and tuned to. Usually, spending more money on fancy plugs results in loss of performance and lighter wallet. I've had customer bring his car into the shop with a nasty misfire and said he's done a full tune up and can't figure out what the problem was. He put some fancy 3 prong plugs in his honda and paid $11 ea for them. After a test drive, it felt to me like it wasn't able to handle a load which had "spark" written all over it. Customer argued with me telling me there was no way and that I was wrong. I pulled them spendy plugs out and put the stock NGKs in and it ran smooth as silk. "better" parts is not always better...

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the only reason i went with a fine wire plug was thinking there was
less resistance to fire. i always stay with the ngk's which were oem and the same heat range. nothing to exotic.ran them for over
30000 in my vtx. came standard in my rubicon. no probs.

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Lot of the other plugs do not fit in the cavity.
What you might gain one horse power and maybe you get no better mileage.

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