Why are the spark plugs $75 total for both? That would be price gouging if this were a Ferrari. Quite shocking actually. The reason why I ask is that KTM rebrands an NGK spark plug and charges $45 when the generic plug is available at any auto parts store for $7. The part is NGK LMAR7A-9.Many thanks bill.. Never really looked into it as yet,... duke has only covered 4,000 miles. Nice to know that tank doesn't need to come off though.. "So" Easy Access to plugs, air filter, oil filters, and no fairing to remove for engine work... Makes you wonder how KTM can justify their service prices!!
:turned: Must have missed those numbers when I was reading through the book. I was thumbing through the booklet on the way home after picking up the bike...These are the part numbers from the book. No clue why they are different plugs but I will keep mine stock. 69139093000 SPARK PLUG NGK "LMAR7A-9" & 60139093000 SPARK PLUG M12X1,25 "8"
Curious why you would spend $45 for the KTM provided version of the NGK LMAR7A-9 when you can buy the same plug at autozone for $7. I would think, but don't know for certain, that they would be identical...???These are the part numbers from the book. No clue why they are different plugs but I will keep mine stock. 69139093000 SPARK PLUG NGK "LMAR7A-9" & 60139093000 SPARK PLUG M12X1,25 "8"
Remember to reduce the torque value by 25% when using anti seize on parts with dry spec'd torque values. Maybe even less when going in to aluminum parts. Otherwise you are at serious risk for over torquing and possibly damaging the threads.I put a little anti seize on the plug threads for re-install.
Do you have an NGK part number for both plugs? I can't find one for the iridium model and want to have them on hand when I order replacements. Thanks.That is why I come here too Boldor, to learn! Also for the Australian humour.
I think all the concern for torque stems from my German heritage. I find supreme satisfaction in knowing all my bolts are torqued to spec.
Back to spark plugs: why wouldn't you buy the NGK ones? My manual just lists NGK part numbers, no KTM numbers. What am I missing?