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non resistor spark plugs

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by ben1100, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. hey guys,

    just put some new spark plugs in my bike but they're the non resistor type. the service manual suggests using the resistor type but i couldn't find them at the local shop, and the CSR said it doesn't matter.

    my bike is a 2007 yamaha xvs1100 with carbs and just enough wires to light a cigar. Could the plugs cause an electrical issue?

    I always service my own bike but i've never thought about the difference between resistor and non resistor spark plugs.

    cheers for ya thoughts
  2. You will create RFI (Radio Frequency Interference), that will be more annoying to adjacent vehicles than anything else. They will hear static and impulse noise on their car radio. There is a chance it could cause issues with the ECU and associated electronics on your bike but I think that is not too likely.
  3. awesome, anything that annoys cagers is a bonus :p