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DIY Tenere 700 Spark Plug change and Gap, NGK LMAR8A-9S


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Time to change spark plugs? Well, here ya go.  Im an American, do not have my bike yet. When I have it, I will make up a detailed video on this process. For now, here are instructions from the Service Manual.  Plus a couple links for sparkplugs from Amazon.  Cheaper than dealer. 


Interval Change plugs every 20,000 KM/12000 Miles


Sparkplug is NGK/LMAR8A-9  $20.00  or, NGK/LMAR8A-9S $11.15 and fits/works fine, is what the US dealers often stock.  


Gap is 0.8–0.9 mm (0.031–0.035 in)


Time to remove the seat


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Thanks so much for this short guide.

But when changing spark plugs I’d rather buy iridium type.

Ngk LMAR8BI-9. Long life and less maintenance. 

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Hi , I put irridium spark plugs on my T7 and made a video 😉 . These spark plugs are the same than DL1000 Vstrom ( last models )

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