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Fw: Spark Plugs and other stuff.

Steve and Mick,
Thanks for your replies.  
Since so many of you are using other than "BMW spark plugs", in future I will try some of the ones mentioned lately.  So far I used plugs recommended by BMW.

My '94 RS has 166,000 km.  I always use factory parts even if they are more expensive; this refers to spark plugs too.  I don't baby my bike, clean it once or twice a season, but I keep it serviced more often than BMW recommends it. Oil change every 5,000 km.  

After 165,000 km I changed top and bottom ball joints in the front, the large bearing in the final drive, complete clutch, control cables, etc., however all that was not yet necessary to do. I am not anal about my bike! it's here to serve me with transportation and the pleasure of it.  I don't know what surging is, never noticed it.

I rode across the country three times, so far without any trouble, except in the beginning, at 15,000 km when I was stranded because of a busted fuel filter. Since then my fuel filter is outside the tank as the late Rob Lentini suggested.

I think I have to give credit to those engineers who designed the bike.  With the exception of the location of the fuel filter, the many modifications I did to the bike were for personal comfort and liking only. 

Of course no bike will ever be perfect, but to suit me I cannot think of another one.  The bit harder starting and the vibration at 4,000 rpm, by now, I am used to.  I have an extra smooth K75s, yet I prefer the RS.  We wanted boxers, so we got them.  BMW tried to get out of  the BOXER ENGINE but people like it, so they make it.  

My point is that as long as the bike runs reasonably well there is no need for fixing it, just ride it.
Bob Silas, Montreal
PS: I don't want to start a thread.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mick 
  To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 10:52 PM
  Subject: Re: Spark Plugs Bosch FR7DCX

  At 08:19 PM 6/8/2005 -0400, you wrote:
  >which spark plugs did he use finally???
  >Bob Silas

     I've been very happy with the Bosch FR7DCX single electrode plugs
  I'm running in my R1100RT.  Change 'em once a year.  These are the
  same plugs I use in my wife's Z3 2.8
     I like the fact that they are NOT long life platinum.  I found that if I
  left the original platinum's in my wife's engine for the recommended
  60K miles, they were very tight in the head.  I'd rather replace the
  shorter life copper core DCX's every year that fight stripped threads.



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