Spark plug wires


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glasshead
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Spark plug wires

Post by glasshead » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:31 pm



I have a quick question. I took my plugs out to squirt a little oil in the cylinders for the winter and I noticed that one wire on each side did not "click" back onto the spark plug. Is there a way to tighten the connection without tearing up the rubber boot?

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Re: Spark plug wires

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:37 pm

I've never even looked to see what's in those boots. First off - determine that there is in fact a problem. If you don't get spark on those two plugs in the spring when you start up, then worry about it. If all is well, then no problem. :)

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Re: Spark plug wires

Post by keithg64 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:16 pm

Inside the boot cap there is a nut type connector that goes over the threads on the top of the plug. Sometimes theres a click and sometimes not. Sometimes I get a pop when pulling the boot of the plug. If the bikes firing fine there should be no problem.
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