I saw this spark plug on display at GTMax Motor at Shah Alam with the great red packaging that is unusual compared to the yellow box normal NGK spark plug packaging.
This NGK Yamaha spark plug is much more expensive compared to the normal NGK spark plug. This one cost at MYR8, whereby the normal NGK B8ES is just at MYR5. The red packaging really attracts my attention here and with the parts number that relates to the RX-Z model of 5BU and 5XK, I really think that I have bought a correct spark plug for my Yamaha RX-Z.
When you ask to get a spark plug for your RX-Z, the shopkeeper usually handed you the BP8ES, which can also be used . But sometime, you might also get BP7ES or even BP9ES. The different number on the spark plug relates to the heat transfer of the spark plug to minimize the carbon deposit that usually stuck at the spark arcing area of the spark plug. I have wrote a little bit about NGK Spark Plug Reference Model for Yamaha.
I got a bike a secondhand Honda EX5 that is fitted with Modenas Kriss rear absorber which look very out of proportion when I got the bike from the shop. I need to change the rear absorber and thinking whether to fit it with original AAP suspension for EX5 or just fit it with Kayaba. I choose Kayaba.
This suspension with this colour also known as Kayaba ‘batik’ here in Malaysia. It is because the decoration on the suspension resembles a bit of ‘batik’ cloth painting.
Most of Yamaha and Modenas bikes use Kayaba as their original suspension supplier. I just want to try this Kayaba on the EX5.
Great spark will be produced when using this Showa Denso high tension ignition coil.
Ignition coil is actually universal uses, means that you can also use this ignition coil even if your bike is Honda Wave 100. I have seen in my hometown in Kelantan, a Honda C70 uses an ignition coil which is sourced from Perodua Kancil (a car, if you guys out there don’t know). The owner of the bike show me that the ignition produced was powerful when he pulled the spark plug about ONE feet away from the engine, but the spark can still ‘sparked’. He said that this kind of high spark power can deteriorate your piston quickly, as the spark can make a hole in the piston.
Yamaha RXZ Catalyzer Original Mikuni VM26 Carburetor
Made in Thailand but the quality is high according to Mikuni carburetor of Japan. I have used this one in fact to one of my bike and it is as good as the one which comes with the bike.
The problem with the non-original carburetor is that it is very hard to do the setting. The thread of the air screw is not made precisely as needed. Even if you manage to set it to good setup, the thread tends to adjust itself to improper position.
This carburetor doesn’t have that problem. It is good to go. And if you notice, the slide inside the carburetor is in black colour.
VM26 means the carburetor size is 26mm.
Faito Racing Chain in the Box. This is the nicest packaging I have ever seen for a motorcycle chain.
There are 3 common sizes for motorcycle chain that is 415, 420 and 428. 415 chain is considered racing chain since it is lightweight and the teeth is much closer compared to the rest. 420 is used for Honda EX5. 428 is considered as heavy duty chain because it is very durable and have a very long service life.