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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-02-2007, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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In my neverending quest to improve my Bonneville I thought of upgrading the Ignition Coil, Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs with the following after market items:

NGK IX Iridium Spark Plugs
Premium Ignition / Spark Plug Wires
Nology ProFire High Performance Ignition Coil

Has anyone purchased these items and noticed a marked improvement in performance?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-02-2007, 10:10 PM
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If you want horse power I would not look to ignition spark.
Those are all fine products though.

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Airbox removal, freeflowing pipes, aftermarket carbs, bigbore kits...these thing's will give noticable improvement's in performance.

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If you spend enough $, your mind can convince your butt dyno that the performance has increased--even on bling-bling items. :-D :-D

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Give it a shot, then let us know what you think.
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I have two of the three.....(plugs and coil)

Just to make you feel better...I'll say that my hp increased by 1/10th a pony.....

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Jeez, from the responses, I guess these upgrades are not worthwhile.

Anyone who actually took the leap and did this mod care to weigh in?
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On 2007-04-02 22:15, Panthermark wrote:
I have two of the three.....(plugs and coil)

Just to make you feel better...I'll say that my hp increased by 1/10th a pony.....
I think he did, our bikes have an excellent ignition system. There's no problem with a weak spark, not even mine, and I'm sure there is only one other person out there running a turbo :wink: that would have more cylinder pressure than I do.

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Jeez, from the responses, I guess these upgrades are not worthwhile.

Anyone who actually took the leap and did this mod care to weigh in?
I think there's quite a few folks who have done this;we are all looking to have a cheap (relatively) performance boost.If it gave extra ponies you can bet we all would be throwing down the $$$.
I went with the Iridium plugs. :-D
The Nology coil is a great alternative to replacing a defective coil;much cheaper than the stock.

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My Speedy has the Nology Coils and Hotwires w/ stock spark plug. I don't think I noticed any difference in HP. My fuel mileage has always been great though. Before I installed the ghetto-freak I was getting 160 miles before reserve. Now I'm getting 145 miles before reserve.

If your looking for better sparkage a cheaper option might be to index the plugs. Here's just one article out of many out there.
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