Sorry guys. My bad, the VTX1300 does not use iridium plugs.
The gap is as follows;
NGK ships that plug gapped to 0.035" so they should be okay. You should check the gap before installing. Manual says torque to 10ft/lb
I always gap my plugs to .31-as I ride, the gap will widen with use.
I keep "Canned Air", that you would use to clean a computer keyboard.
After I pull the plug wire off, I shoot some air around the plug so any dirt
will be removed and not wind up in the cylinder.
Once I remove the old plug, I insert the new one into the plug removal tool and gently screw it in.
Once I've tightend the new plug, I back it off about 1 turn & reseat it.
BTW, you can get the same plugs at an auto parts store for a lot less than the dealer will charge you.
All in all, a 15 minute job.
Awesome advice, thank you!
By 0.31, you folks are talking of 0.31 inches correct? I'd have to convert the measurement to milimeters, or perhaps it says so already in my Clymer manual (don't have it here right now). What tool do you usually use to measure? Would a regular plastic ruler with milimeters marked be ok?
So I take it that the Honda NGK (OEM) spark plugs have the correct gap already? I'm talking of the regular ones as I'm planning on putting the ones from Honda. Here where I live I don't have as many options as many of you do as far as where to buy spark plugs physically, so I may just go with the ones from dealership.
One more thing, I've read somewhere about wetting spark plugs to ensure they're firing correctly. Does anybody know what I'm talking about? And, if so, do you know what it is used for? I'm only asking for curiosity's sake, not that I'm going to try this (wetting spark plugs). Just curious.
BTW: my Big Shots arrived yesterday and thankfully with no scratches or dents. They look really nice and they're light; I thought they'd be heavier. Good way to remove some weight from the bike as I've read stock pipes are very heavy.
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