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post #1 of 19 Old 07-30-2005, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Wierd Spark Plugs - New Bike

Alright I bought an 04 in March of this year from a Kaw place that purchased 3 program bikes directly from Kawasaki in California. Bike had 3 miles on when I bought it and I am told that it could have been used as a display, magizine pics, performance testing.

Anyways while doing my head gasket I decided why put some fresh plugs in. The plugs I pulled out are NGK 10 not what Kaw calls for in this bike. In fact Kaw can not even get this plug! The place I bought the bike from did not change them out nor do they have access to this plug. What is the deal? It does not look like a traditional spark plug but rather a glow plug with a large diode or whatever and nothing to arc to.

This bike ran extremely fast stock so I want to keep that plug but why would my 10 be different? Does anyone know anything about this wierd plug?

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check to see if there is other unusually stuff on the bike and let us know. If the #10 you are referring to, relates to a heat range, it would be a slightly colder plug than nornal... ie., CR9EK. Since you said it's labeled NGK 10, I am inclined to believe it is a model number of one of their specialty plugs. Go to NGK's mc web and see what if any info is there. send us a photo if possible.
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The only way I can find this plug is in a performance kit for YZF-R6.

The plug say 10 on it and has etched into it R0045Q-10.

Whatever it is I am going to run it again because my 10 has always been faster stock with this plug than some of the others with more mods.

IF anyone has any info on this plug let me know!
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NGK: Racing plug

10mm, 3/4" reach, 5/8" hex, gasket seat, resistor, surface gap, removable terminal nut, 1.1mm gap

Racing surface discharge plugs may be necessary in high compression applications or when valve/piston clearance does not allow for a ground strap and a retracted tip plug is not appropriate due to insulator/tip exposure. While they are nearly immune to preignition, they can be susceptible to fouling when used in colder applications. NGK surface gap plugs are hand made in Japan and constructed to withstand the most extreme racing environments.
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That link says they are $275 plugs WOW! I wouldn't pay that even if they sucked me off, guess I'll pop them back in and run them to 10,000.
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they run em in the Ten Kate Honda http://www.tenkateracing.com/vervolg...toren-1000.php
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sweet yeah let us know if anything else is different on there. and thats ridiculous for plugs
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Nothing else appears to be different, the head gasket I took off was a 3 ply gasket vs the muzzy 2 ply. Only thing I can think of is that maybe Kawasaki sent the bike out for a dyno test with someone and decided to pop the plugs for a little extra hp. Like I said it was program bike bought by my dealer at an auction in Cal from Kawasaki. It had 3 miles on it when I bought it and the dealership did not put these plugs in it. Strange, I always new my 10 was special!
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Wonder how they ended up in your 10???

Anyone find out if they can get them cheaper???

I would like to know if they work or help any...dyno???

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