New set of spark plug leads


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loopy
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New set of spark plug leads

Post by loopy » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:03 pm



Hello All,

I am wanting to replace all my spark plug leads and plug caps with new ones.

Can someone please point me in the right direction as to what type of lead to buy and where to purchase plug end caps.

Also - do I need any special type of connector to the coil.



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Re: New set of spark plug leads

Post by twocams » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:26 pm

I just ordered the coils with wires off ebay (2) $75 free shipping. Didnt test my coils,but figure there 30 yrs old now and Im replacing the pulse generator anyway. That should take care of 90% of ignition system. If I was just fixing to resale I would have checked them first. just an option.

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Re: New set of spark plug leads

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:28 pm

I replaced them on my GL1100 before it was sold.

I managed to get some copper cored wire from an auto-electrician, and purchased some new plag caps from ebay.

Cut wires to proper length and they then screw into the coils - nice and firm , then screw the caps on -

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Re: New set of spark plug leads

Post by loopy » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:50 pm

Did you have to remove the fuel tank cover to do this?

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Re: New set of spark plug leads

Post by twocams » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:11 pm

I dont think you can get to them without removing . But mine was already off when I decided to replace my coils.

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Re: New set of spark plug leads

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:36 pm

You definitely need to remove the tank shelter cover - impossible to get to otherwise - unless you have really skinny arms and fingers, and are very flexible.. :)



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