Where to buy aftermarket spark plug wires?


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Where to buy aftermarket spark plug wires?

Postby Davek80514 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:32 pm



Honda just quoted me $224.33 + tax for Spark Plug wires. This just seems a bit high priced for plug wires. Any suggestions?

Parts
30751-MT8-601 1 CAP 1, IGNITION $35.95 $35.95
30752-MT8-601 1 CAP 2, IGNITION $38.16 $38.16
30753-MT8-601 1 CAP 3, IGNITION $36.95 $36.95
30754-MT8-601 1 CAP 4, IGNITION $36.95 $36.95
30755-MT8-601 1 CAP 5, IGNITION $38.16 $38.16
30756-MT8-601 1 CAP 6, IGNITION $38.16 $38.16
Parts Subtotal $224.33 :shock:


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Re: Where to buy aftermarket spark plug wires?

Postby themainviking » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:52 pm

This guy says he did it for about $15

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... l1500.html
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Re: Where to buy aftermarket spark plug wires?

Postby gordonv » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:59 pm

Here is a post on VRCC, on changing the plug wires. You can make your own, just buy a length of wire from the auto parts store.

http://www.valkyrieriders.com/ShopTalk/plugwires.pdf

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Re: Where to buy aftermarket spark plug wires?

Postby ct1500 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:09 am

Davek80514 wrote:Honda just quoted me $224.33 + tax for Spark Plug wires. This just seems a bit high priced for plug wires. Any suggest


Yeah, replace the ONE which might be bad. Ohm them out. Wires are not easily changed as the coils are buried and should not all go bad at the same time, suspect other issues going on here.
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Re: Where to buy aftermarket spark plug wires?

Postby Davek80514 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:16 am

gordonv wrote:Here is a post on VRCC, on changing the plug wires. You can make your own, just buy a length of wire from the auto parts store.

http://www.valkyrieriders.com/ShopTalk/plugwires.pdf


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Re: Where to buy aftermarket spark plug wires?

Postby Davek80514 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:17 am

ct1500 wrote:
Davek80514 wrote:Honda just quoted me $224.33 + tax for Spark Plug wires. This just seems a bit high priced for plug wires. Any suggest


Yeah, replace the ONE which might be bad. Ohm them out. Wires are not easily changed as the coils are buried and should not all go bad at the same time, suspect other issues going on here.


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Re: Where to buy aftermarket spark plug wires?

Postby gordonv » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:24 am

Rather than just answering your question, maybe I should have asked, Why?

Why do you want to replace the wires?

The GL1500 are all the same, aren't they, 3 coils with 2 leads out? If you have one miss firing cylinder, you should be able to find it by the heat. Swap the matching wire, and see if the problem changes.

I would suspect lack of fuel (plugged jets, use Techron/Berryman's/Seafoam, all of them one at a time) before a spark problem.




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