Thanks guys. I have since ditched the spark plug temp sensor and went with an oil temp sensor that read the oil from the drain plug. Koso makes the sensor.
That is really good to know! At least we know getting oil temp from the drain plug should be fairly accurateI found with thermal imaging that the stock oil temp sensor is inline with drainbolt temp by just a few degrees. I suppose I was only able to verify that with the bike on the stand though. However after only idling as well as running out the motor a little, temps were still inline with one another.