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Anyone know anything about these plugs or have used them?



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Anyone know anything about these plugs or have used them?
I actually don't understand what those folks are getting at Nevadasun.

The ignition system determines the voltage applied and outputs the current (the two factors that relate to electrical power - Watts). The only way a spark plug can increase the actual wattage delivered by the spark itself is by decreasing the resistance of the short conductor that's inside the porcelain insulted part of the plug.

Even if there were some sort of magic that could eliminate every little bit of that resistance (already almost non-existent), the % of improvement in actual performance would probably not be detectable... even using a dyno.

If you're getting reliable spark, you're getting reliable spark plus... If it ain't broke... well... never mind .

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Anyone know anything about these plugs or have used them?

Have had mine in for over 8k miles now. Still look damn near new. Picked them up at a local Advance Auto.
Some people see them as snake oil. If I don't have to change them every 10k I figure I might save a few bucks. Performance wise? I have no solid proof as far as scientific data but I have no issues starting no matter the outside temp or if the bike is hot or cold.

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Have had mine in for over 8k miles now. Still look damn near new. Picked them up at a local Advance Auto.
Some people see them as snake oil. If I don't have to change them every 10k I figure I might save a few bucks. Performance wise? I have no solid proof as far as scientific data but I have no issues starting no matter the outside temp or if the bike is hot or cold.
No dispute here Ohiobellboy. Just saying I need to see something that's designed or manufactured differently to honestly offer a good opinion.

These days ignition systems are so superior to "the old days" of points and condensers that it's now relatively easy to induce a satisfactory spark and make things go bang.

That said, spark plug reliability and lifetime? Those are valid points you've made. Your 1st hand experience might shed some light on those topics.

My major issue though is why would they make a claim about "Watts" in the first place? I can't envision any possible major breakthrough in plugs that would make a difference in Watts (electrical power). Their banner ad makes me leery.

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No dispute here Ohiobellboy. Just saying I need to see something that's designed or manufactured differently to honestly offer a good opinion.

These days ignition systems are so superior to "the old days" of points and condensers that it's now relatively easy to induce a satisfactory spark and make things go bang.

That said, spark plug reliability and lifetime? Those are valid points you've made. Your 1st hand experience might shed some light on those topics.

My major issue though it why make a claim about "Watts" in the first place? I can't envision any possible major breakthrough in plugs that would make a difference in Watts (electrical power). Their banner ad makes me leery.
I thought about editing my post as you posted while I was typing. Didn't insinuate that you were referring to them as snake oil as I hadn't seen your reply yet. Huge debate about them over on another forum. I must have done days worth of reading about them and came back to the same conclusion about not having to change out the SE plugs every 10k miles. So far, so good. I'll try to keep this thread updated as my travels this year should put some miles on the bike. Just had the 15k done a few weeks back and I'm already at 17.5k. Going on vacation over the 4th so I'm sure I'll be close to 20k by the time I get back.

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I thought about editing my post as you posted while I was typing. Didn't insinuate that you were referring to them as snake oil as I hadn't seen your reply yet. Huge debate about them over on another forum. I must have done days worth of reading about them and came back to the same conclusion about not having to change out the SE plugs every 10k miles. So far, so good. I'll try to keep this thread updated as my travels this year should put some miles on the bike. Just had the 15k done a few weeks back and I'm already at 17.5k. Going on vacation over the 4th so I'm sure I'll be close to 20k by the time I get back.
No offense taken - read as written and was fine with me. I was actually trying to make my 1st post more understandable in the 2nd post.

It would be good to have some updates when you can too, especially if you've been experiencing some plug issues with other brands.

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I have a set, I did notice my bike starts faster now, I've had mine for just over 5k miles and I'm happy with them. There's a long thread on them over at HD Forums, started out as being a SE plug thread but was jacked, lol.

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Curious if they would have any effect on the Delphi knock sensor system?


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I have a set, I did notice my bike starts faster now, I've had mine for just over 5k miles and I'm happy with them. There's a long thread on them over at HD Forums, started out as being a SE plug thread but was jacked, lol.
Jacking this thread now....took me three days to read that whole thread.


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Curious if they would have any effect on the Delphi knock sensor system?
I wouldn't think so mocotom. The sensor is expected to detect pre-ignition (combustion) before the spark is supposed to happen - looking for an explosion before the spark pulse even gets generated.

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