splitfire and platinum 4+
Posted April 11, 2001 - 04:23 AM
Anyone had tried and seen some result on those plugs? Anyone has seemed an improvement by using something else than the CR8E?
Posted April 11, 2001 - 06:23 AM
I think it is a CR8EK (basically same plug as YZ/WR, I guess the K denotes the weird configuration).
Personally I think high priced plugs with rare metal-tipped electrodes and multiple grounds are not worth the extra $$.
Posted April 11, 2001 - 07:08 AM
I have said it before and I'll say it again, there is no doubt the ND (Nippondenso) Hot-U's worked very well for me. I found them to be superior to any standard plug back in late 70's. I have stuck with these plugs through all my MX racing.
I could not find a match for our WR's in the Nippondenso. But, I did find the Splitfires. I purchased mine through www.denniskirk.com @ $3.99 a pop.
I have seen enough scoffers out there, but I do know what I know. With crappy jetting, I did not foul my plug once the entire time in Moab. In fact, I have never fouled a plug since I went to the Split. I am still using the original Split.
My jetting: throttle stop, YZ timed, DSP airbox, DTM needle - #3, 178 MJ, 48 pilot, de-octopused w/ Clark's recommended jetting changes.
If $3.99 will make my bike run better, or keep me from pushing it through the Moab desert, guess what I'll do...???
'99 WZ with all YZ mods, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, forked over by Pro-Action, OEM YZ tank and IMS seat.
Posted April 11, 2001 - 07:37 AM
Posted April 11, 2001 - 09:19 PM
I bought a new cr8e for the moment but I'll order a splitfire just in case I would be in the 50% that claim to see a difference in their bike.
I never fouled a plug (I have my bike for a year now) and my jetting seems right on except the eternal hollow spot (small hesitation)at 1/8-1/4 throttle at low rpm.
Posted April 11, 2001 - 09:59 PM
[This message has been edited by NH Kevin (edited 04-11-2001).]
Posted April 11, 2001 - 10:01 AM
Unfortunately, you're not too far off on the 'all the noise' comment. Seems I've picked up a strange noise that I haven't ID the source of yet. I'll post more if I can't resolve it tonight or tomorrow....
Posted April 12, 2001 - 09:12 PM
Split fires "Triple Platinum's" are ok, but I heard from a few owners of bikes (all 2 strokes in this case) that they improve power, but they can foul like any other plug.
If used, they make a decent 4 stroke plug.
Id say give both a try. 8.99 a plug isnt any worse than what some of the dealers at the bike shops are asking for a NGK fine wire!
[This message has been edited by Jemtec (edited 04-13-2001).]