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spark plug wires

Postby lyman54 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:10 am



What wires can I use for an '81 GL1100. is there a common over the counter part that will fit. I'd have to cut them I guess. When I took one off the coil I thought it had broken. Never saw them installed that way. Learning more everyday about these bikes :?:


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Re: spark plug wires

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:30 pm

I haven't explored this idea,however the wires are actually screwed on the coil pack and the plug adapters.There is a small screw in the outlet and inlet of each.As long as the replacement wire is the same OD and conductor type(copper wire vs carbon core)just cut and replace.
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Re: spark plug wires

Postby lyman54 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:52 am

Thanks, I'm going to look into that.
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Re: spark plug wires

Postby ramdam1 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:58 pm

Make sure you use 7mm copper core wire. Boot caps are replaced with a NGK # XD05F or #XD05FP also from my local motor cycle parts store or on line.
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Re: spark plug wires

Postby ramdam1 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:04 pm

If you still need them check out Ebay. Someone must have heard you. They just posted the wires and caps a little while ago.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda-Go ... ccessories

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda-Go ... ccessories
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Re: spark plug wires

Postby dvcruz » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:31 am

Changed my wires over the weekend ('83 Interstate). Only took about an hour. Found the 7mm copper core wire at O'Reilley's for $0.70/foot. Ten feet will be plenty for the job.
Bike fires right up and runs great. Gonna give it the old gas milage test tomorrow if the weather stays clear.
Go ahead and do it if you haven't done so already. Just do 1 wire at a time and you'll have no problems.
Piece of cake :D
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Re: spark plug wires

Postby markinmi » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:08 pm

ramdam1 wrote:Make sure you use 7mm copper core wire. Boot caps are replaced with a NGK # XD05F or #XD05FP also from my local motor cycle parts store or on line.



Are these the same for a 76 gl1000?
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Re: spark plug wires

Postby newday777 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:27 pm

markinmi wrote:
ramdam1 wrote:Make sure you use 7mm copper core wire. Boot caps are replaced with a NGK # XD05F or #XD05FP also from my local motor cycle parts store or on line.



Are these the same for a 76 gl1000?


The GL1000 do not have removable plug wires like the 1100 has.
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Re: spark plug wires

Postby markinmi » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:20 pm

Doesn't have spark plug wire? Can you explain? where can I get them where it doesn't cost an arm and a leg?
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Re: spark plug wires

Postby newday777 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:06 pm

markinmi wrote:Doesn't have spark plug wire? Can you explain? where can I get them where it doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

If you are asking me, notice you missed reading the word removable, which are on the gl1100 and are not on the gl1000 you have.
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Re: spark plug wires

Postby markinmi » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:50 pm

Sadly Im not much of a wrench,Is the Dyna system pretty much a better choice than the regular coils? Who has the best price?


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