If the plugs are out already, why wouldn't you? For the most part, once set, they stay set. Thats not to say that triumph (or dealer) gapped them properly the first time. Check the gap.
NOT TRUE. Plugs wear after a while and the gap gets bigger. You should ALWAYS check the gap, even on new plugs.StuckInKansas said:For the most part, once set, they stay set.
Well, no shit....congratulations...how about keeping that shit in the off topic section chief... :gtfo:crashmasterd said:I generally just slip my dick in between the electrodes. If it fits without too much slop they're good to go!
If you got a dick that small Crash.....I wouldn't be telling people about it.crashmasterd said:I generally just slip my dick in between the electrodes. If it fits without too much slop they're good to go!
:wave:crashmasterd said:Okay boss. Fair enough. :loser:
Here's the straight dope: Spark plugs new out of the box are usually pretty close, but still should be checked. Some brands are worse than others, but even reliable brands can have that little electrode bent during shipping or even manufacturing.
Whenever you pull the plugs you should also re-gap them. The electric discharge of creating a spark will erode the electrode over time and gradually increase the gap. There's also no guarantee that they were properly gapped when first installed, which can also cause problems.
Always do the little maintenance things when you have the thing apart. It'll save you headache in the long run.
Gap Tolerance . . . . . . . . . . . . . +0.05/-0.1mmcrashmasterd said:From the factory manual:
Spark Plug: NGK CR9EK
Spark Plug Gap: .7 mm