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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-14-2014, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone-I just put 125 miles on my 13 Hammer this weekend. This is what the plug looks like. Just some cruising-this is my first bike and just learning how to ride.



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First bike and just learning how to ride?? Nice! skipped the small bikes and went straight for the large engine bike for your learner. Be careful.

125 miles aint much of a sample for the plugs but it looks like it may be a bit too rich. A lot of folks on here intentionally run their bikes a bit rich though. Keeps engine a little cooler...maybe extend the life but go through plugs faster.

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Looks good to me. What you don't want is white. Like he said it may have a rich look to it but that's fine.

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not knowing where you live but take bike to dyno. You can mess with that PCV for some time and still be off.
Call Rylan at The Vic Shop and he will give you a good starting map. Tell him all you have done to bike cause what you hold back will only hurt you.
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not knowing where you live but take bike to dyno. You can mess with that PCV for some time and still be off.
Call Rylan at The Vic Shop and he will give you a good starting map. Tell him all you have done to bike cause what you hold back will only hurt you.
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Thanks for the reply's guys. Visionjohnny-the bike was tuned on a dyno-it made 94/110.

Since I'm a tuner as well-but-not of bikes but C5/C6/C7 Corvettes-the plugs looked a little strange to me. Automotive plugs look a bit more uniform in colour. This bikes plug almost looks like there is some shrouding going on-it's kind of strange that here is that white spot then black all around.

If I can put the bike on a car dyno ( 224X ) then I'll run it through the gears and log AFR.

Like Rebel biker stated I'll put some more miles on the bike as well.

Thanks so much for input guys-I'm loving the bike!
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a couple of pictures I found, hope it helps.
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In my option, the heat range of the plug seems good, BUT you are a tad rich in your fuel mixture. BUT all of my experience reading plugs comes from working on race cars, and the leaner they run the better power they make. on the downside though, too lean and the motor will come apart.

Ideally you want the outer ring of the plug a little brownish over white or black.

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The above photo is from back in the day when there was lead in the gas.

Keep in mind one cylinder get more air then the other so both plugs will not look the same.

Tell us what your getting for miles per gallon.
You said you had it dynoed what plugs did you have in it then.
It takes a couple hundred miles for plugs to change to there running color

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The above photo is from back in the day when there was lead in the gas.

Keep in mind one cylinder get more air then the other so both plugs will not look the same.

Tell us what your getting for miles per gallon.
You said you had it dynoed what plugs did you have in it then.
It takes a couple hundred miles for plugs to change to there running color
These are the plugs that were ion for the dyno-they have about 30 miles on them.



No idea on the mileage-I'll have to pay attention to that-but damn it snowed here today!!!!

I just ordered up Autotune so it should really help dialing in the bike.
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Scroll down to page 3 of this link, it tells you pretty much everything you could want to know in a very easy to decipher picture.
http://ossaengineering.com/wp-conten.../sparkplug.pdf

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