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E3.38 and Iridium spark plug test results?

I know a number of members have tested these spark plugs but I have not seen any recent "longer term" test results.

Any recommendations from those who use these spark plugs?

For info, Advance Auto Parts has the E3.38 plugs for only $5.99 and a $3 rebate (until Aug 29).

Thanks for your updates.
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I know a number of members have tested these spark plugs but I have not seen any recent "longer term" test results.

Any recommendations from those who use these spark plugs?

For info, Advance Auto Parts has the E3.38 plugs for only $5.99 and a $3 rebate (until Aug 29).

Thanks for your updates.
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I had Iridium plugs fitted in March , last major service .. its starts quicker , runs smoother , not sure about fuel savings.. but I did notice a performance improvement ... not earth shattering , but noticeable ...
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Thanks Russ, I appreciate your feedback.

Hopefully we can hear from others to confirm their experiences.

I would also like to know if there are any negative experiences with these plugs e.g. over heating and bluing of pipes, misfires, etc.

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Big Red ... none at this stage .. no issues only compliments .. If they continue to perform as they are , I will keep installing them each service ...
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Update on the E3.38 plugs - I just returned from a 3-day, 1,040 mile trip to Mt Rainier, Mt St Helens and into the desert at Yakima then home to Vancouver BC.

Bike ran great, as always, averaging 55.70 miles per gallon - even going up the mountains and across all the passes. The bike was even staying above 50 mpg going up some fairly steep hills although I do not push the bike when going up unless it becomes too steep then I will even downshift which normally is not needed with this machine. I was quite impressed.

The bike was so smooth with the new plugs (not sure if it is the E3's or just new spark plugs although the "old" ones only had 9,000 miles on them).

I will keep an eye on these new plugs to update everyone if I find any further differences.
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Well, I hope the E3.38’s are good. Gonna install a set later this evening - and change the diff fluid. 12,872 miles.

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Well, just over a month and over 6,000 miles later (!!!), the E3.38’s seem to be doing well. No change in performance, as far as I can tell. I do know that I can average +/- 41mpg on the freeways running between 74-79mph, and get 200 miles to a tank at those speeds.
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Can someone help me out? Whenever I look at the E3.38 plugs and check to make sure they fit my bike, I get a message that they don't. Not sure if the site just doesn't know or if I need to look in a different place. I want to change plugs before next summer. I have noticed that I don't seem to get the same miles out of a tank and feel some roughness at idle so am thinking new plugs. Thanks.

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Lots of generic parts like that don't show as being a fit for the CTX1300. When I was searching for a battery I found the exact OEM battery on Amazon. It was listed as not compatible even though it was the exact same Yuasa model number, size, and all other specs. Even the same color! When I looked up a different battery that is not OEM for ANY bike or vehicle it actually showed that it WAS compatible and fit. Parts suppliers, regardless who, don't always have their information right. I'd go with those who tried the same part and can attest to the fit.

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Lots of generic parts like that don't show as being a fit for the CTX1300. When I was searching for a battery I found the exact OEM battery on Amazon. It was listed as not compatible even though it was the exact same Yuasa model number, size, and all other specs. Even the same color! When I looked up a different battery that is not OEM for ANY bike or vehicle it actually showed that it WAS compatible and fit. Parts suppliers, regardless who, don't always have their information right. I'd go with those who tried the same part and can attest to the fit.
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