Spark Plugs for the GT

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Spark Plugs for the GT

Post by Aussie Dave » Thu May 25, 2017 8:32 am

Heard a comment from a friend who was told by a mechanic....... :roll: ..... that the spark plugs for KTM's are very expensive.....like $400Aus a set :shock:

Anybody priced a set of sparklers yet...... (my CBR1100XX uses 4 x Iridium NGK's which last 50k kms and cost $130 a set of 4......well, they did last time I bought a set......maybe they cost squillions nowdays too.... ;) ).

Surely the sparky's on the GT would be around the same price.....unless they are made of 'Bitcoin'..... :lol:
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Re: Spark Plugs for the GT

Post by Superdave99 » Thu May 25, 2017 5:16 pm

Aussie Dave,
I haven't purchased any yet for my GT, but this is what I found on amazon. If I got part numbers correct . Bottom left corner has both plugs and prices give or take a few dollars. Looks reasonable...
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Re: Spark Plugs for the GT

Post by steved57 » Thu May 25, 2017 10:37 pm

On KTM microfiche they show $61.19 usd ea
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Re: Spark Plugs for the GT

Post by DaveNZ » Fri May 26, 2017 12:37 am

steved57 wrote:On KTM microfiche they show $61.19 usd ea
I hope these spark plugs do a 100,000Ks.
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Re: Spark Plugs for the GT

Post by Aussie Dave » Fri May 26, 2017 8:09 am

Thanks guys, I'm no where near plug change time yet.....but I suspect the mechanic quoting the prices to my BMW mate was using the US dealer price converted to Aus$. If that is true for KTM Aus spare parts, then I'll be looking to buy my own of the infernal net, rather than let the dealer make a huge mark-up ......though my local tends to look after me so it might not be so bad when the time comes (I'll have to check, but I think....from memory.....the owners manual said 30,000km for a plug change).

The Denso Iridium's for my Honda Backbird 1100xx used to be around $24ea Aus, but that was a few years back when I changed them and haven't done enough kms since to look for a set of plugs......maybe precious metals share prices have gone through the roof in the last few years - they might be a scary price now.... :o. With that bike I can use ordinary non-iridium plugs for about $12ea as I only do 5,000kms a year.....but I don't think the big Kat can run non fancy plugs..... :lol:
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Re: Spark Plugs for the GT

Post by Tancakar » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:42 pm

iridium sparks usually don't die till 30.000 miles but i dont think it will be that expensive. yeah may be to change them with labour depending who is doing it can cost $400 (aussie) but not needed long time.

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Re: Spark Plugs for the GT

Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:06 am

Cheers all, just been down to my KTM dealership......they run an end of financial year sale on one Saturday in june (cost + 10% on spares).......so I figured I'd snap up a set of REAL NGK plugs if they were a good price.

Well, my evil plan almost worked......they were listed as $188 a set of 4 ( EoFY sale price only) but were not in stock :( - NGK iridium plugs for my CBR1100xx were around $28ea several years ago (that's why I tracked down a Denso equiv at a cheaper price), so maybe we are all in for "plug shock" when replacing high performance Euro4 spec sparklers ;)......no matter which brand of bike we are riding.

I bought a K&N airfilter instead ($78Aus vs $120 normal price).....ha, now I'll have to lift the tank and install it :lol:

I asked what the normal price would be for the plugs but their system would only give the super sale prices, so I'll have to ask another day.

Another mate advised me that there have been cases of FAKE NGK branded plugs being sold online (ie cheap chinese copies)...... The KTM spares guy told me the 1290 plugs were specially made for KTM so I guess that's why they will be more expensive than the usual iridium brands that cover a range of bikes.

Anyways, got a few more kms to do before I need plugs so the prices might come down as more engines are designed to run with these plugs... I hope...:roll:
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