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Old 10-20-2007, 11:26 AM
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Question EVX~~~orEIX?.......that is the Question....

Hello, all~~
My question is this: Has the factory recommended
spark plug [DPR9EVX-9] been superseded by
another [DPR9EIX-9]? I went to my local shop
today to buy new plugs for my '98 SHawk, and
was told this. my Haynes service manual pictures a
plug[EVX] that appears to be a special one for this model
[with a longer unthreaded neck between the hex and the threaded portion of the plug], while the
[EIX] plug does not have this longer shape, being conventional in appearance.
I've been riding for 43 years, but this is my first
VTR1000 [GREAT bike!!!], and am not that familiar
yet with this bike.
Did the parts man just want to make a sale[he didn't have the EVX in stock], or is the EIX---
the shorter plug--- OK to use in this bike?
Thanks~~
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:56 PM
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The Ron Ayers online microfiche still lists the "EVX" as the plug for the VTR.

The NGK application chart lists the "EIX" for the VTR, as do a number of online retailers.

Looks like you can use either one.
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:05 PM
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Denniskirk.com lists the EIX for the VTR. When I ran the EVX plug # thru their search engine I got "this product is no longer available".
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The plug was changed a few years ago.
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:50 AM
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Talking A virtual living service manual...

Thanx, guys.....that saved me a fifty mile trip to that shop, and a spot of bother..........!
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:21 PM
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No significant difference between the two plugs except for the electrode material, EVX being platinum-tipped and the EIX being Iridium-tipped.
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