Plug
Close
    
    
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
Like Tree10Likes

Thread: Plug

  1. #1
    Junior Member Sbungo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Eastern Pa, Berks County
    Posts
    19

    Plug

    2010 TW with 3,500 miles. I have never bothered to pull the spark plug out and take a look at it until today. To my surprise it has a very orange look to it. Anyone have any comments...I’d say it’s an indicator it is running slightly lean.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Senior Member Sthrnromr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Rural, South Carolina
    Posts
    670
    Very lean is my opinion. Not a fan of lean. Rather be too rich than lean. Turn that screw out 2.5.
    Offroad:
    TW200 - The Goat
    KTM 300 - Orange Dragon
    ATVs

    Onroad:
    Triumphs

    Way too many past bikes and builds to list. I won't bore you. Questions? Just ask.
    =)

  3. #3
    Senior Member reddave's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    South Park, CO
    Posts
    324
    Jets are cheap! Grab a couple larger jets and see what happens. They are relatively easy to change out, and you can always change it back.
    Smitty Blackstone likes this.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member RockyTFS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hailey, ID
    Posts
    3,374
    I don't think I've ever seen an orange plug before! What kind of gas are you using?

    I would agree that it looks very lean.
    Smitty Blackstone likes this.
    Rocky
    2018 TW200
    2014 BMW R1200GS LC

  6. #5
    Super Moderator littletommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Spokane, Washington
    Posts
    17,378
    Octane booster can turn a plug orange. Have you used any additives in your gas at all?
    Smitty Blackstone likes this.
    1st John 1:9
    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    John 3:17
    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

    Hidden Content <<<Click here. Hidden Content

  7. #6
    Junior Member Sbungo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Eastern Pa, Berks County
    Posts
    19
    No additives, no octane booster. Just 87 octane gas. Nothing special added. I’ve been around dirt bikes my entire life (mostly 2 strokes) but I’ve never seen an orange plug either.

  8. #7
    Senior Member Sthrnromr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Rural, South Carolina
    Posts
    670

    Plug

    Quote Originally Posted by Sbungo View Post
    No additives, no octane booster. Just 87 octane gas. Nothing special added. I’ve been around dirt bikes my entire life (mostly 2 strokes) but I’ve never seen an orange plug either.
    I think we’ll just refer to that as “burnt” orange.
    Last edited by Sthrnromr; 05-05-2019 at 12:55 PM.
    Offroad:
    TW200 - The Goat
    KTM 300 - Orange Dragon
    ATVs

    Onroad:
    Triumphs

    Way too many past bikes and builds to list. I won't bore you. Questions? Just ask.
    =)

  9. #8
    Junior Member Sbungo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Eastern Pa, Berks County
    Posts
    19
    I turned the screw out. It was only half a turn out. Went to 2 1/2 turns and put a new plug in. Guess we’ll see what happens. A quick 10 mile ride after turning the pilot adjustment screw out did result in positive results. I realize with the TW 200 performance results are very negligible. But it did seem as though the throttle response was a bit better with this screw adjustment made.
    Thanks!!
    Fred likes this.

  10. #9
    Senior Member Ski Pro 3's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    El Dorado, California
    Posts
    802
    I don't know what you guys are seeing, but that plug looks tan to me and a perfect color for a 4 stroke running at a proper temperature range. It is not lean. Lean is white. Lean is blistered.



    Your plug has some deposits on it, otherwise looks pretty good. Here's a 'perfect' plug color;
    plug.jpg
    Last edited by Ski Pro 3; 05-05-2019 at 09:39 AM.
    admiral likes this.
    The bear slayer!

  11. #10
    Senior Member admiral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Frosty Hollow
    Posts
    13,082
    Quote Originally Posted by Ski Pro 3 View Post
    I don't know what you guys are seeing, but that plug looks tan to me and a perfect color for a 4 stroke running at a proper temperature range. It is not lean. Lean is white. Lean is blistered.



    Your plug has some deposits on it, otherwise looks pretty good. Here's a 'perfect' plug color;
    plug.jpg


    +1 ^^^
    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-21-2012, 12:44 AM
  2. "Mule" Magnetic Drain Plug
    By Live2Ride in forum Performance and Customization
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-04-2012, 07:41 PM
  3. Spark plug wire change
    By demarko69 in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-20-2011, 08:30 PM
  4. Carb drain plug alternatives
    By kennethshaw in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-17-2011, 01:33 PM
  5. Rubber Plug inside Carb Help Please! QWERTY??
    By Quicksand in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-06-2011, 09:40 AM