A bit of a rant, but I need to vent this...
Right in the middle of the friggin home of the UAW and surrounded by GM plants and "Buy American" Fanatics...and I can NOT, for the life of me....find a damn NON-JAPANESE SPARK PLUG !!!
Ok, get this...I have a Tomos Targa, as y'all know, ok.
Tomos Targa = European Moped
Japanese Plugs + Euro Ped = NOT RUNNING PED.
I have yet to have a Targa run well or for an extended period of time with an NGK plug in it, as Fred can tell you.
(Yo Fred..the Exhaust wasn't the main problem that day...it was the #%$%^@#$^&%$* Brand-friggin-new NGK Plug, is what it was...)
Said plug, of course, no longer even sparks at all, predictably.
For thems that have an interest...Targa takes these plugs.
Autolite - 273
Champion - L90C
Bosch - W8BC
Denso - 4021
SplitFire - SF409C (If you really WANT to blow a hole in yer piston)
But TRY finding anything but them damned NGK's, which do not work fer crap.
27 Auto Parts Stores, 4 Cycle shops...no joy.
What really irks me, is that if all that is carried around here for cycles is NGK, well then, what kinda Hypocritical Insult is it to put THOSE in a Harley ?
Bah..if I can't find a Euro or US plug in this town, soon enough some chump cycle shop owner is gonna need a proctologist to remove those NGK's from where he's gonna find the thrice-cursed things.
And fer all that, NGK's work damn well in Honda/Yamaha...etc ?
Go friggin Figure.
(this ends our rant fer the day)