Generally a plug will run OK at that close gap setting but it's not the optimal best and will shorten plug life. Manuals especially one provided in the Chinese scooters are kind of vague and we refer to them as in Chinglish. The Manual I listed was I believe recommended by a shop tech and for me I follow the specs recommended by the maker of the plug because I figure NGK should know more about their plugs than a Chinese scooter manual.
I am also basing my opinion on tests I done this past summer on a 400 mile trip and using different heat plugs and different gap settings and on all of the 3 plugs I tested using the exact same brand gasoline and riding the scooter in the exact same conditions I found the best performance was at the .032 setting even with the factory gapped .036 Iridium. I run a one notch hotter re-gapped to .032 Iridium plug in my 250B and with the sunshine am going to install the exact same in my wife's 250A today! Yea sunshine!
The re-gapped iridium yielded about 3 more MPG in mileage and the scooter starts, idles and runs great. But all scooters are different so what works well in one may not do the same in another. JRR
Again there are factors that can change one scooter in one area compared to another as in temp, altitude and even the gasoline one runs. If I really wanted to know my best performance spark plug wise, I would fill up the old tank, try to stay with the same gas if you can, and chart my performance by MPG, and by plug color and how well the scooter ran say over a period of at least two tanks of gas. One can go on a long ride take note of all things and then of course look at the plug and then re-gap it or even chart a like version of an Iridium and by this different settings or plugs find what is the best for your scooter with your riding conditions and your area.
Myself I try to stay in the middle of the spetrum and look for the best MPG I can get and IMO I believe the best MPG one gets is an indicator that you are right on as the plug goes. JRR
Post by flamingolodge on Feb 18, 2010 21:05:40 GMT -5
Thanks for all the imput guys. When I received my scoot the manual said 0.8 MM, however I don't know if I can trust it or not because there were many recommended fluid weights in the manual that I know are not right.
thanks a bunch folks. Will regap tomarrow. Was waiting for the roller weights to get here before we button up the scoots after painting but they are coming from China. On a slow boat ;D ;D I want to ride so I just might put mine together and then I can go, go, go. I'll worry about the weights later. Dog bones to all.
wereed: HOw can I start a thread?
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marklorenzi: I just bought one of the Fleetwoods. They look like a clone of the Honda XRM's they sell overseas. It is in transit now and I should get it this week. I will try to post my experience here. Call me the guinea pig hahaha.
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flyangler: wereed, this forum is read only the new forum is on the banner above. Dan
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