75 GL1000 Coil Wires.


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75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby 2speed » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:38 pm



Hello, Just a Quick Question...Do you just Gently Pull the spark plug wires Out of the Coils?
Had to ask first, Before i Rip or Snap them Off...Lol
They kinda look like there held in with Glue or Sealer?
Any Feed Back Would Be...KQQL!! :roll:



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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:12 pm

Turn CCW.There's a small screw in there that the wire is threaded into.Same for the plug caps.

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby 2speed » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:18 am

Thanks For The Reply...Virgilmobile.

Thats KQQL, I just read that 75 does NOT! come apart? Only...1976 and up? True or Faults?
I Guess i will just have to Answer that Question...My-Self!! No-Biggie!!

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby Old Fogey » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:35 am

You cannot remove the wires from the GL1000 coils. They are moulded in.
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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby 2speed » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:46 am

Thanks Old Fogey!

Thats what a Kinda Thought? Just doing some up-dates on a Barn Find, Its been sitting for 23 years.
Tore it down for inspection, Replaced all 8 Valves & Head Gaskets. as well as Timing belts.
Carbs were...Shot!! " Junk " Built my own 4 into 1 Intake system / with a VW Type 30 carb...
Runs Excellent! Just wanna Get a Little More ( ZAP!!! ) to the plugs...Lol :lol: W/O spending the cash for a set of New Performance Coils...Ya-Know?

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby Old Fogey » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:49 am

Fit a set of GL1200 coils. They work good and are cheap.
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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby Old Fogey » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:50 am

And iridium plugs too.
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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby 2speed » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:55 am

****!! Bad-Ass!! Excellent Info....Thats what I'm a Gunna Do! Thanks Again... :D :D

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby tlbranth » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:16 pm

FYI - I have a '75 GL1000 and spent a long time trying to get it to run right. Did all the tuneup stuff - still ran not that well. I figured I'd have to rebuild the carbs. Bought new plug caps (old ones were out of spec) and when screwing them in noticed the wires were like jello on the inside. Wires aren't replaceable so I went for it - bought new 3 ohm dyna coils, dyna plug wire kit and napa ballast resistor. What a difference. The bike runs great now. I would bag screwing with those old coils. You'll be glad you did.

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby Old Fogey » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:39 pm

tlbranth wrote:FYI - I have a '75 GL1000 and spent a long time trying to get it to run right. Did all the tuneup stuff - still ran not that well. I figured I'd have to rebuild the carbs. Bought new plug caps (old ones were out of spec) and when screwing them in noticed the wires were like jello on the inside. Wires aren't replaceable so I went for it - bought new 3 ohm dyna coils, dyna plug wire kit and napa ballast resistor. What a difference. The bike runs great now. I would bag screwing with those old coils. You'll be glad you did.


I had the same problems, chased a misfire for months. Finally had enough and fitted Dyna coils & electronic unit, iridium plugs and direct wiring circuit. Not cheap but got sparks like an arc welder.
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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby tlbranth » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:52 pm

I stuck with points and a Hondaman ignition but the coils made all the difference.

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby 2speed » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:10 am

Thanks again for all the ( Awesome Info. ) I'm going to Run it with/Out the Res/Caps, mine also are way out of spec...can't believe it even Runs...Lol 2 are 12.7 Ohm's...1 is 8.6 Ohms...1 is 11.2 Ohms. I do believe that is were the problem is? Thats why i asked about if the wires came out of the coils...i tryed to remove them...and they are molded in place...Yikes!!! So...Maybe i can add about 4" inchs to the old wires, and By-Pass the Res/Caps? I do know, i can remove the Caps and get one Hell of a Spark from the wire to the Block area... :o Gunna hook my Volt Meter to the Wires, and see just what kinda of voltage there is, at each one...Sould be pretty close between one another?

Thanks again.

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:38 am

2speed wrote: Gunna hook my Volt Meter to the Wires, and see just what kinda of voltage there is, at each one...Sould be pretty close between one another?

Thanks again.


I've never been successful in splicing a >25,000 volt line....the spark always leaks out of the splice....The plug wire may also be a carbon wire and not a copper one..
One last note...your generic volt meter....there usually not capable of measuring anywhere near 25,000-45,000 volts...even if it is...the spark is so fast,the meter wouldn't move fast enough to be able to read it.Normal methods are specialized auto equipment designed to "see" the ignition spark on a display.

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby Old Fogey » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:23 pm

2speed wrote:Thanks again for all the ( Awesome Info. ) I'm going to Run it with/Out the Res/Caps, mine also are way out of spec...can't believe it even Runs...Lol 2 are 12.7 Ohm's...1 is 8.6 Ohms...1 is 11.2 Ohms. I do believe that is were the problem is? Thats why i asked about if the wires came out of the coils...i tryed to remove them...and they are molded in place...Yikes!!! So...Maybe i can add about 4" inchs to the old wires, and By-Pass the Res/Caps? I do know, i can remove the Caps and get one Hell of a Spark from the wire to the Block area... :o Gunna hook my Volt Meter to the Wires, and see just what kinda of voltage there is, at each one...Sould be pretty close between one another?

Thanks again.


You can take the caps apart and sort them. Throw the small resistor in the bin and make 4 small lengths of brass of the same length and diameter, even if you buy new caps. Your ignition circuit will love you for it!
Take a look at my Tech Tip here:
http://www.wingovations.com/#/plug-cap- ... 4543524764

The wires can be cut off and replaced with new. The originals are copper centred; not all that easy to find copper type wire in the auto shops these days; try the places like the tractor or lawnmower repair shops.
Use the proper connectors like this:
http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/products/p ... licers.asp
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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby 2speed » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:50 pm

Old Fogey.
Thanks, Interesting Infromation...Did'nt really think splice's for plug wires were even possible?....Kinda-KQQL!!
I'm guessing i might just end up, buying a set of dyna's...at least then i will get to install new wires and at the same time get alot more spark, and in return....Performance!!!
((((( I do believe you are able to install your own style of plug wires, into Dyna Coil's....RIGHT? )))))

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby tlbranth » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:32 pm

Here's what to buy: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dyna-Ignition-C ... 58a31af89f
You won't beat that price anywhere. Then buy new NGK plug caps and your ignition problems will be gone.

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby 2speed » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:13 am

Thanks again for the Info!
The Price's on them coils are Not Cheep!
Ummmm? Think i'm going to just get a set of Splices, and install New Plug Wires....Don't really think you need to use them Res/Caps. Just run it with out them...DONE!!!
Like a Normal Engine!

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby 2speed » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:43 pm

Tlbranth, Thanks!
I guess that is a Decent Price, if....You get Both Coils & the Wires? Don't really say just what you will receive?

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby tlbranth » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:16 pm

I've bought these coils and wires for my CB750 and my GL1000. The 1000 I got from Z1 Enterprises, generally considered the best place to buy. The coils and wires cost $161.96 with shipping. The CB 750 I got from ATV Galaxy Ebay site for $134.95. They came quickly, no problems. You need and would get 2 coils and a set of wires with copper core. You discard the plug caps that come with them (cut them off), use the supplied terminals for the coil ends and put NGK caps on the other ends. Cut the wires carefully to the lengths needed for each plug. There isn't a lot of extra for a GL1000.
You can also remove the sleeve and the cylinder number from the old wires and install them on the new ones for an OEM look. If you're interested, I can tell you how to do it.

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby 2speed » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:53 pm

Thanks again for the reply, tlbranth.
Yes, they are from ATV Galaxy. Looks to be Pretty Simple ( Pain-Less ) My Question is...Why cut and remove the ends where
the spark plugs Go, and install new Res/caps?
Won't the Engine Run with Out installing New Res/Caps?
Or is that something that needs to be installed for the GL1000?

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby tlbranth » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:37 pm

The caps supplied are some sort of universal cap for a plug with the thingy screwed on it. The wires are not GL1000 specific and the caps won't work on your bike unless you screw some of the top bits on the plugs. They supply 2 wires with a universal cap on each end so you can cut the wires to the length you want. I'm pretty sure you need to have either resistor plugs or resistor caps for the ignition to be properly balanced (whatever that means). I don't remember what the resistor value is though....5k ohms?

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby 2speed » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:24 am

Okay...Thanks!
I do believe...Resistor means, Static Noise of the Engine? I really don't give a **** if it bothers someones Radio...Lol
I'm sure not going to have a Radio on this bike anyways.
I'm just Not gunna install something it don't really need to Run...Ya-Know?
I guess its like...Resistor Plugs--or--Non-Resitor Plugs?
Anyway you look at it...Them Resistors are going in the Trash!

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby SteveB123 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:17 pm

2speed wrote:Okay...Thanks!
I do believe...Resistor means, Static Noise of the Engine? I really don't give a **** if it bothers someones Radio...Lol


How about the ambulance or fire truck next to you...
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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby tlbranth » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:51 pm

Good point Steveb plus the fact that if people would actually start giving a hoot about the well-being of others, this country would maybe pull back from being the hell hole it's rapidly turning into.

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Re: 75 GL1000 Coil Wires.

Postby 2speed » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:40 am

Well, people really do read this Rag! ...Totally Amazed!!
I was just seeing how many Honest Comments i would get, Thanks to all the Readers Out There.
I did Buy a Set of NGK Resistor Caps..#XDO5F Decent Price @ $2.66 each X 4..$10.64, S/H $8.99.. Total..$19.63
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