Spark plug colour

Discussion in '2 Stroke Bicycle Engines & Kits' started by dj.chicken1, Jun 14, 2012.

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  1. dj.chicken1

    dj.chicken1 New Member

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    okay this is what my spark plug looks like at the moment after doing a plug chop on full throttle

    should i go leaner or richer i think i have to go richer?

    photo is below
    http://motorbicycling.com/picture.php?albumid=794&pictureid=4417
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  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    That depends on what kind of engine that came from....if it's a four stroke, it looks pretty good.

    If it's a two stroke, it depends on which oil you are running and at what ratio.
     
  3. multipaul

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    It also depends on the proper heat range of the spark plug. Your looks quite good. It is surely not too hot.

    To judge about the spark plug image, the engine should be switched off immediately after the ride. Let it cool, unscrew the plug and judge.
    One minute of idling ruined the spark plug image.

    Here is an interesting link about spark plug images collected
    by Dave31: http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=24873

    Multipaul
     
  4. Pilotgeek

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    Looking at the base ring: You have a nice even build-up going all the way around. It's a little dark. The mixture is about right, but you could go a bit leaner if you wanted.

    Looking at the ceramic: This also confirms a good mixture, and it's not getting too hot. You could possibly go a touch leaner if you wanted, but right now you're good.

    Looking at the ground strap: It's about good, though you could go one heat range colder if you want.
     
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    General Plug reading Rules:
    1.You set your heat range from the ground strap (this is the piece closest to the piston).
    2. You can do all the plug reading for jetting from the base ring (the base ring is what the ground strap is welded
    to).
    3. You determine detonation and timing issues from the porcelain. The porcelain shows pre-ignition/detonation
    and will not accurately determine jetting/air/fuel ratios. DO NOT BASE JETTING DECISIONS ON THE PORCELAIN
    COLOR.
     

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