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    Ultrasonic cleaning spark plugs

    Will ultrasonically cleaning spark plugs damage them? Is there any possibility that the vibration could cause part to crack and drop into the motor?

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    I would not think so, after all they experience hundreds of explosions every min in your bike, But why would you want to do this anyway?

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    The Plugs I want to clean are NGK R7376 2 stroke GP plugs . Im hopin to get a bit more life out of them if i keep them clean. they arn't cheap .

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    Quote Originally Posted by explode64 View Post
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    The Plugs I want to clean are NGK R7376 2 stroke GP plugs . Im hopin to get a bit more life out of them if i keep them clean. they arn't cheap .
    sell it.
    If you cant afford to buy plugs and service it properly you shouldnt own it . . .
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    holy shit! That's one good looking tranny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigertim20 View Post
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    sell it.
    If you cant afford to buy plugs and service it properly you shouldnt own it . . .
    So your advice is if you want to get a nice bike and save some money then don’t.
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    The tip of the plug should be nice and square, both the electrode and the other bit, the name escapes me.
    And hit eBay for the plugs, might be a cheaper option than the local.
    I’ve seen some plugs with a RRP of nearly $200 ea so yea, save it where you can.

    I haven’t cleaned plugs with an ultrasonic cleaner but I can’t think of any reasons not to.
    No harm in trying, they don’t fall apart as a rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseudonym View Post
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    So your advice is if you want to get a nice bike and save some money then don’t.
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    My advice is, dont be a cheap cunt when it comes to basic servicing. Basic servicing is one of the major factors in determining engine (and bike) life. so yes, Id say that is somewhat helpful, if somewhat blunt.
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    holy shit! That's one good looking tranny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigertim20 View Post
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    My advice is, dont be a cheap cunt when it comes to basic servicing. Basic servicing is one of the major factors in determining engine (and bike) life. so yes, Id say that is somewhat helpful, if somewhat blunt.
    $50 each I can´t blame him. Are you wanting to just give them a clean between races?
    I love the smell of twin V16's in the morning..

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    I've tried ultrasonic cleaning plugs,and it doesn't clean them anywhere near as good as a nasty sandblasting plug cleaner.
    and he hits the trunk road doing around 120
    with no room left to brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by explode64 View Post
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    The Plugs I want to clean are NGK R7376 2 stroke GP plugs .
    What are you using them in? is there a less expensive alternative?
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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    Even BP would shy away from cleaning up a sidecar oil spill.
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    Send Lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan

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    They're very short, alternatives usually include changing suspension

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    Quote Originally Posted by imdying View Post
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    They're very short, alternatives usually include changing suspension
    Yeah I know about that, the proper plugs for my TZ250 motor where about $110 each, luckily enough in a Superkart there aren't any space restrictions and a $38 plug did the same job
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