I've received emails and PM's asking me about "Group Buys" and promotions.
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A promotion that has the words "Group Buy" in the title is still a promotion, and from the rules that were handed down to me by Harris Publications is that non-advertisers cannot run promotions or open sales programs on the forums outside of the swapmeet.
If a members wants to become a group buy manager, maintain a thread and collect the funds and negotiate a group buy... as a member, you are welcome to do that as long as you are not attached to the business of the vendor or Mfg.
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As ALWAYS, since DAY ONE of me becoming a moderator, I have pioneered, supported and encouraged vendors and mfgs in getting the word out to our readers with "New Product Announcements.
Have a great season.
From this point on, all vendors/mfg's promoting Pre-Season tiered sales programs, in the Polaris Forums, that are not paid advertisers will be appropriately moved to the swapmeet section of the forums.
This season did just about 900 miles on the factory plugs then I fouled one, so swapped them both out with new NGK 9iex and didnt take long(100 miles) and one broke on pto side, put in 2 new 9es plugs and the very next day it broke as well on the pto. Swapped to champion and put just over 300 miles to finish the season and all good.
I also wondered is this a harmonics issue, but the motor is the smoothest 2 stroke ive driven especially with the balanced primary. Doo run a bosch plug on the etec's(i think).
If it is a deto issue you would think it wouldnt take to long to loose the locating pin and wreck an engine. Time will tell.
The ones I've seen come apart were purchased both last season and this season. I personally run BR9EYA plugs and one of those guy's I mentioned swapped to those as well and neither of us have ever seen those come apart. With that being said, prior to last season, I'd never seen a BPR9ES...
I can't help but wonder if the vibe's from the pork chop crank are at play here as well. I saw Steve post a pic of a broken Champion plug and a good friend of mine who I fully trust as a great tuner reported the same thing.
I have not had this issue but have been running BREYA's...
So this thread is apparently ongoing to some extent, my 18 with a can only tko'd i believe it was the pto plug, and the porcelain fell into the cylinder and smashed up the crown a little bit. I replaced the plugs, and rode it like 300 more miles or so and it finally failed, idk if they where related or not. My one thing i was thinking about, is there any chance our injectors are getting dirty causing to not provide a good consistent pattern of fuel? Could cause detonation if it was only occasionally. That said put about 1k miles on my 2019 pro this year and everything was cherry.
Huge difference on carbed sleds but with the amount Of problems you guys are haveing, try some out and see what ya think. I run them in all sleds and besides a miss order of 3 14s (hotter index vs ngk, so 12=9 14=8) the only fouled plug or brisk failure has been from either loosing the screw in tips Or that ONE fouled plug i posted. If i had a use for that heat range I'd bet i could scrape that piston crown off and re use that plug again! Talking 6 different aleds over the last 8 seasons or so.