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    Thanks Gents.

    Cooter - should I go back to the hotter plug? I’ve noticed that it does take a bit to warm up with the 9s. How hard is it to change the plugs with the engine all the way up? I changed them when i rotated the engine for new rocker gaskets. Looks painful.

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    It's not that bad. Wrench for the front. Socket extension and wobble for back one use some gas hose to start the back one in . Probably lots of other ways to

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    Yup ^^^^ nailed it. EZ PZ.

    I'm not saying its a bad choice of plug, lots of people run them just fine. Just saying to be aware is all

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    Thanks for the tip Cooter. Think I should go back to hotter plugs? Iím in southern Pennsylvania and the bike does take some time to warm up. I only start it to run :-).

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    Theres no temp gauge, how do you know it takes a long time to warm up? Air-cooled engines are very different than the water cooled variety you are used to in your car. They are designed to operate in a much larger temperature range. From below freezing (remember no water jackets to freeze) to approx 285* (I'm guessing at that figure from the ECM temp/intervention limits).

    You'll need the right viscosity (weight) of oil for drastic temps either way, but most of the Buell programming I've seen doesn't engine kill until about 270-305(!)* Your car would be long dead at those temps.

    Oil is the life/blood of any air cooled engine and any V-twin is hard on oil, so I make sure to have a high film strength 'V-twin specific' oil in the correct weight for the temps I ride in. Start it cold, give it about a minute to circulate oil and away ya go. IMO.



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