Spark plug wires


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80-GL100-INT
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Spark plug wires

Postby 80-GL100-INT » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:53 pm



Hey Guys (and gals...don't wanna discriminate)

I have been reading through the "how-to" articles and I haven't seen anything about replacing the spark plug wires (unless I've missed it). I assume this can be done as I have seen replacement wires listed on Ebay. I can see that the coils have screw on caps on them, my question is how do the boots come apart? Has anyone done them? Is there anything to watch out for? Any tips?

Just wanting to freshen everything up before I take her out on first long trip.


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Re: Spark plug wires

Postby SteveB123 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:02 am

The boots also screw off. There is a centre screw bonded inside the boot, that simply bores into the centre of the wire, bonding to the centre copper conductor, and securing the boot to the wire.

The wires and boots are cheap enough. I changed both, and did the relay mod, when I installed my MSD coil.
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80-GL100-INT
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Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:53 pm
Location: Bedford, In.
Motorcycle: 1980 GL1100I Interstate (current)
Previously Owned:
1981 CB 750 Custom
1976 CB 750 Super Sport (punched to 900)
1986 Kawasaki 440 LTD
1974 Suzuki 550
1986 Kawasaki Ninja 600 (First Street Bike-way back in '88)
Contact:

Re: Spark plug wires

Postby 80-GL100-INT » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:01 am

Thanks SteveB123, I wondered if those were threaded up in there. BTW I love the red covers and carb pipes in your pic. I have a close friend that does powder coating for a living and was thinking about doing my valve and belt covers while I have them off. Looks good.
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