side gapping spark plugs


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side gapping spark plugs

Postby chefkev121 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:13 pm



So I've been looking over this DIY posting on side gapped plugs the question i have is do you cut down the porcelain on the plug ?

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Re: side gapping spark plugs

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:23 pm

As I understand what you're asking, the short answer is NO, you don't have to do anything to the porcelain... I recon if you tried, you'd crack it, and the plug wouldn't work. I thought about trying all that grinding and shaping on my plugs and figured it wasn't something I felt I needed to do. If you find it makes a significant improvement on how your bike runs, I'd like to hear about it.. then maybe I'll get off my lazy tailbone and try it too.
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Re: side gapping spark plugs

Postby chefkev121 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:35 pm

I was just wondering because. If you look at the pictures of the before and after it looked like it had been cut away. I'm going to do it this weekend. And I'll report back.
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