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NGK DCPR6E - I knew some day I am going to need these things, so today I went for a ride in search of them.

Because of past experience, the dealership was going to be the last resort. But I figured, how hard can this be?? They are just spark plugs.

The first place a Canadian goes is Canadian Tire. I went to the spark plug isle and although there was a wall full of NGK, my part number was no where to be found. I asked the guy at the desk who looked it up and said that they don't carry that type. Strange but ok.

Off I go to an auto parts store. Same story, don't carry them.

After several other failed attempts I thought my only options now are going to the States and trying an auto parts store there or <gag> the dealer.

I ended up cruising around the back roads on the outskirts by the Rideau Lakes and came across a marine shop with all the sports boats and personal watercraft displayed nicely outside.

I went in and they said "Sure we got those". I was surprised and quickly grabbed a package. He said they are common in small engines. Didn't know what to make of that, but ok.

As you can see in the picture, even the packaging is for marine products.

For all those who purchased these types of plugs, is this the packaging that yours came in?
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Just got some from the local dealer the other day.Came in a regular spark plug BOX.Dealer applied dielectric and anti seize,thru them back in the box.It was like $9.85 for 2 of them
 

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That's the box I got ..



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Paul, I got mine from Crappy Tire. I had to wait half a day because I wanted the platinum plugs but they did have the standard ones in stock.
 

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I was at AutoZone in town buying some wash & wax and I joking asked at the counter if they had them....$5 and 1 minute later I had a set.
 
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I was at AutoZone in town buying some wash & wax and I joking asked at the counter if they had them....$5 and 1 minute later I had a set.
I just bought a set at O'Reilly auto parts for $5.00.
 

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I was at AutoZone in town buying some wash & wax and I joking asked at the counter if they had them....$5 and 1 minute later I had a set.


Same, plus the same box pictured above.
 

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Back in Oct. 2014, I ordered the iridium version. Did this on-line from Newegg.com, and they were US$7.20 each, plus $4.95 shipping (i.e., a total of $19.35).

Not as much fun as riding around looking for them, but easier. Here's the box:
 

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I just walked across the road, got a good auto parts place directly across from my workshop:smile
 

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The second year I owned the vision I rode over to the dealer a hole 3 miles. I ask the parts guy for two plugs and he said he would have to order them. WHAT you have gold wings and vic all over the place here and you have to order them. So I left road down the street to a bmw and Kaw dealer. Walked in and yes we have them.
A month later I was back at the Vic deal and ran into the parts manager and ask him what kind a dealer he was. Told him the store and found out that yes going by the Vic part number they didn't have any but then looked up the gold wing number and had 25 sets in stock.
 

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Told him the story and found out that yes going by the Vic part number they didn't have any but then looked up the gold wing number and had 25 sets in stock.
Now THAT is Funny !!!!
 

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I have a NAPA auto parts store seven blocks from the house, keeps them in stock for $2.49 each. The closest dealer is fifteen miles and they do not keep them in stock.
 
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I have a NAPA auto parts store seven blocks from the house, keeps them in stock for $2.49 each. The closest dealer is fifteen miles and they do not keep them in stock.
My local O'Reilly's auto parts store carries them as well for about that same price. I change the plugs every year because, well, it's under $6 and it just became part of my routine.
 

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I just bought a set at O'Reilly auto parts for $5.00.
Sweet..Autozone and O'Riellys, I'm equidistance between them. I'll hit one up tomorrow.
 
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Glad this thread came about, I am over 10k miles and need to get an air filter so I figured I would change the plugs while I was at it. O'reily's here I come.
 

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Paul, I got mine from Crappy Tire. I had to wait half a day because I wanted the platinum plugs but they did have the standard ones in stock.
That is strange, because yesterday I went out for a ride and stopped at 2 more Canadian Tires, a Part Source and Benson Auto Parts and no one had them.

It seems so much easier to get things in the States than here in Canada.

Well at least I know I can get them at the marine shop. Perhaps I should go out and grab a few more pairs to keep on hand now that I know how difficult they are to find out here.

Hey @53canuk can you take a picture of the package at your Canadian Tire and send it to me? Try to take it with the hanger tag showing the Canadian Tire information if you can. I want to take it to our store and see why they don't have it here.

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I was on NGK site and they say .40 gap for the plugs so why does Victory say something different
 
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