Iridium DPR7EIX-9 with Resistor Caps?
So this is all to hopefully resolve my POOGs like stuttering issue a few chimed in about in the past. I replaced my ground cable this weekend with some big 4awg cable(all I had time for). This upcoming weekend I'm going to be replacing the wires and plug caps. The rear coil looks like a PITA to get to... anyway! I grabbed a 6' length of non-resistor copper wire, and the LD05F and XD05F end caps. I took a look at my plugs and they don't look bad for it being an '85, only have about 5k on the clock though. I see most people recommending the DPR7EIX-9 spark plugs. I can get them to the tune of $5.50 at advanced.
My question is, would the resistors in the plug ends need to be removed to be used with these plugs since they are resistor plugs? I've seen posts from Wolfie and the like saying they removed the resistors (he was also against the Iridiums though) but haven't seen anything about people removing the resistors in the plug ends with the Iridiums. Just don't want to spend the $22 on plugs to have to remove the resistors in the end caps. I don't think I have the tools to cut a length of bolt to shove in the cap.
Haven't done an oil change so haven't even fired it up yet this year, just getting stuff going, was doing a lot of reading about possible fixes to the POOGS symptoms and most are quick and cheap. My gas cap vent was pretty darn clean, but considering the 'lawnmower filter' fix. I know one of my plug ends' boots was split right down the middle so they're probably worse for the wear.
1985 VN700 - ~5800 miles
-Leather Saddlebags & Front fork tool bag
-NGK Iridium Plugs / NGK Plug ends / New plug wire
-Kuryakyn ISO style Grips