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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 06:22 PM
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Yeah, pulstar had a bad run when they first came out with quality control. They've had a good handle on it for awhile now though.

Like I said, we can talk all day about the science and technology behind products, but it means nothing until its put to a real life test. What I saw on that thread was a lot of people who are skeptics, just like we were, but no one that was willing to spend the money to test it out. We're taking that factor out of the equation here by offering to front the cost for back to back product testing by a neutral party.
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Yeah, pulstar had a bad run when they first came out with quality control. They've had a good handle on it for awhile now though.

Like I said, we can talk all day about the science and technology behind products, but it means nothing until its put to a real life test. What I saw on that thread was a lot of people who are skeptics, just like we were, but no one that was willing to spend the money to test it out. We're taking that factor out of the equation here by offering to front the cost for back to back product testing by a neutral party.
REALLY?! No one's going to bite here?

We're offering to supply multiple types of spark plugs for you to put to the test. We'll even pay for the dyno session. The only sacrifice here is the time of a willing Harley owner who wants to benefit the community by putting some hard stats and real life figures to various products, forever ending fear of the unknown.
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OK,

I have a '07 FLSTN (the same one from a few posts ago). It has Pythons, SE intake and a Cobra closed loop fuel mix "adjuster". I ride about 500 miles a week. If I find a dyno here locally, how long would I run each set of plugs? How many sets would I test? Would I get a T shirt? AND would you send Dave 63 and me a sticker for his shop and my garage???

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What, I don't even get a **** off for my post and pictures above?
I read it, learned from it, and would be HAPPY to share the wonderful goodies spark plug.com sends me, with you!!

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OK,

I have a '07 FLSTN (the same one from a few posts ago). It has Pythons, SE intake and a Cobra closed loop fuel mix "adjuster". I ride about 500 miles a week. If I find a dyno here locally, how long would I run each set of plugs? How many sets would I test? Would I get a T shirt? AND would you send Dave 63 and me a sticker for his shop and my garage???
Stickers? well now you're pushing it

we can hook you up with some swag, for sure.

I would pretty much leave the amount of plugs to you and what you're willing to do. Its usually a game of roulette when we offer this - some guys just come back with a few sentences on what they felt performance wise. Here recently we had an RX7 owner run each set of plugs through 3 full tanks of gas and reported with all sorts of data on fuel economy and emissions.

Totally up to you, and what you think other Harley owners would want to know. A lot of guys put the most credence in back to back, controlled dyno testing. If you think gas mileage is of concern to a lot of owners, that would be a bit more involved. But since you're the volunteer, you get to make those decisions

As far as which plugs get tested:
Champion standard (Harley OEM) plugs are of course our baseline.
Pulstar is of course the big guy in question
We have to include NGK iridium and Denso iridium to make Kainam happy
Autolite Traditional plugs got 2nd place in the poll

I'd say those would be most important. Of slightly less importance would be:
Autolite Iridium, Champion Iridium, E3, NGK standard, and Accel (in that order)

One idea may be to run the dyno, then just do a road test for performance and mileage on the top 2 or 3 contenders?
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I'll do it. I'll see if I can find a dyno. Check them all out. Road test the top two or three. If everyone is cool with that, I'll do some checking around DFW for a dyno and I'll PM y'all my address.

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Where are all the reviews?
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Where are all the reviews?
They never sent me any plugs!!
I put another set of OME in it.
(it runs pretty good!)

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post #30 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-25-2013, 11:11 AM
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Well? Where are the results?

IMO - The plug is only the beginning of the fuel burn process. Kinda like the match that
you light primer cord with. Once the fuse is lit, it boils down to the quality and quantity
of the explosive! i.e: cylinder head design, compression, mixture, etc..

I would do some testing for you if you want to provide me with the plugs you want to
test, however I seriously doubt there would be any noticable difference on a dyno with
new plugs of various manufactures. Air temp fluctuations would probably skew the
numbers more than the plug brand.

my 2 cents...
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