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has anyone used splitfires on a gl1500 just ordered some and was curious of the results or if it made any difference to anyone else, thanks john n2xwv

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has anyone used splitfires on a gl1500 just ordered some and was curious of the results or if it made any difference to anyone else, thanks john n2xwv
Most of those fancy, expensive plugs are just a gimmick designed to thin your wallet. Go with the standard NGK plugs.

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I tried some on a Chevy once and the only difference I could tell was the amount of $$ taken out of my checkbook. Since you already bought them, let us know how you like 'em.

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I put em in my 1100, I truly have no way to compare them to anything else because I put them in shortly afterI bought the wing. That being said, In other vehicles my experience has been good with more expensive plugs. I had a civic and a mazda that were excessive mileage, oil burning, peices of crap and only bosch platinum plugs would last more than a week. I remember trying them all, champion, autolite, ngk, etc, etc, etc, and none would last long in a crappy engine. Thats when I decided that I would spend the extra bucks for themore expensive brandsand have been spending the bucks on em ever since.

My splitfires have about 7,000 miles since install, I pulled em out a few weeks ago just to look at em, they looked just like new, and still run as good as when I put em in. I will use the splitfiresagain when I change them out for next years riding season, unless maybe I could get some Bosch +4's for the old girl.

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Stay away from them !

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The only positive remarks I've read on them are from their mega-advertising campaign in nearly every auto magazine.:P:P:P:P:P

NGK all the way.

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There was an urban legend of sorts about the Split-fires tendency to lose one of the tangs on the split part.(cathode or anode, I don't remember) But the biggest thing was the claim of the extra horsepower/gas mileage they are supposed to get you. The feds took them to court http://www.ftc.gov/os/1997/02/splitfir.htmand made them cease and desist with those claims. As far as them hurting your bike, I don't think that'll be an issue.

If you want to spend more money, like I have a tendency to do, go with the NGK Iridiums. At $8 dollars a pop, they ain't cheap. But they are supposed to get extra miles out of them because of the Iridium. Time will tell. I do know that the bike runs really well with them, but, it ran really well with the stock NGKs. The only reason I pulled the original plugs was that it was indicated in the bike's maintenance log that the last plugs installed were.........Split-fires.Since I already had the Iridiums in hand, I went ahead and changed them. So far so good with about 13000 miles on them.

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WOW guess it's kinda like the synthetic oil, some like it and some don't, bought the plugs with a gift certificate, never used them before, From what you all say the most that is going to happen is they work as good as ngk plugs, But possibly could last longer and fire better in a oil type enviroment, Dont have that problem yet on the old girl, But will post on this subject in the future with my results, I really dont see anything out of the ordinary happening, ...thanks seeya john n2xwv

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Yep, like I said, I don't see or have read where they will cause harm, they just aren't quite the miracle that they once claimed.

Have a great one!

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