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Dear Mr Honda,

I believe your Engineers are the best in the world and that's why I buy Honda products. Because your Engineers are the best in the world, they know more than me, so I rigorously follow their recommended service intervals as outlined in the owners guide and shop manuals. I also believe proper service, as per the recommendations, is the key factor in my Goldwing purchased new in 1978 (450,000 km) and my VT1100C2 purchased new in 1995 (80,000 km) never had any service issues.

However, I try to follow your service interval for spark plug replacement at 12k km but they still look new so kept putting them back in. Finally at 24k km I decided to replace them. Here's what 24k km spark plugs look like in a well tuned but 25 year old engine:


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PS. Here is a completely non-related photo of a giant cucumber I grew and ate:

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I wouldn't worry about it, spark plus are cheap. 24km is long enough. BTW the engine looks like it is running just fine.
 

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I don't know about the spark plugs things, but the gourd could pass for a $10 mini gourmet watermelon on my planet.
 

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"Things" are just bigger up here in Canada.
Wait? What? Isn't it colder in Canada? What about shrinkage?

Serioulsy, I've checked my spark plugs every 4k and after 16k I just chanced them just in case, even though after 16k my plugs still looked like when I checked them at 4k.
 
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