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Just wondering if anyone has any input, its getting colder now, just wondering if anyone has used a step hotter plug? It was around 30 degrees here this morning, and I plan to ride till snow flies if possible. Right now I am running the NGK CPR6EB-9(I think)

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you don't need to go to a hotter plug for cold temp riding.

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Stay with the stock plugs. There is no need to change.

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Just wondering if anyone has any input, its getting colder now, just wondering if anyone has used a step hotter plug? It was around 30 degrees here this morning, and I plan to ride till snow flies if possible. Right now I am running the NGK CPR6EB-9(I think)
I wouldn't do that but 10-40w oil might be better than the 20-40w.
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All engines are built and tuned to a specific spark plug in the design (OEM). Don't buy into all the commercials you see, stick with stock plugs.

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Without digging up the octane thread again, you can go 87 on your fuel if you want to tweek as it cools. Of course I am running a V92 so may be some difference but no pinging with 89 during the summer in high 80s/low 90s and running 87 now that we been back in the 60s again. Clean plugs, no soot in the pipes and following KevinX advice. Working for me with a noticable power increase as well as loss of the raw gas smell coming into a light or at idle. I am running stock NGK plugs with no issues.

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Without digging up the octane thread again, you can go 87 on your fuel if you want to tweek as it cools. Of course I am running a V92 so may be some difference but no pinging with 89 during the summer in high 80s/low 90s and running 87 now that we been back in the 60s again. Clean plugs, no soot in the pipes and following KevinX advice. Working for me with a noticable power increase as well as loss of the raw gas smell coming into a light or at idle. I am running stock NGK plugs with no issues.

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What was Kevinx's advice curious minds want to know?
His advice was to put 91 octane only when you go riding in Death Valley (or any other desert). Put 89 octane if the ambient temperatures are above 85F, and put 87 octane when ambient temps do not go over 85F.

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His advice was to put 91 octane only when you go riding in Death Valley (or any other desert). Put 89 octane if the ambient temperatures are above 85F, and put 87 octane when ambient temps do not go over 85F.
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