Plug wires


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Plug wires

Postby giturgun » Mon May 02, 2016 7:33 pm



Have 1500 1988 does it have solid core wires or graphite? . When it rains it quits running till. It dries out, I know it is a voltage leak but can t seem to find it. I have sprayed it with a spray bottle and it just quits no leakage that I can see , hear , or feel. I have soaked the coils and it don t quit but if I wet the cylinder head where the caps go in it will miss a time or 2 and just die. Will restart i. A couple of minutes. This is driving me nuts, can not ride it in the rain U never know when it will decide to quit.


[b]The Phantom gray is not the fastest wing color , But it has been known to slip by quickly and appear in front of faster colors at times[/b]

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Re: Plug wires

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 02, 2016 10:15 pm

Have you sprayed it in the dark, looking for sparking?

Are the plug wells clean of grease and grime?

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Re: Plug wires

Postby ct1500 » Tue May 03, 2016 12:51 am

Copper core wires...
This is what I do
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Re: Plug wires

Postby giturgun » Tue May 03, 2016 4:06 pm

Have new plugs , silicon water repellant spray to clean everything up. Di electric grease for reassembly. Going to check the ohms on the plug wires as shell
[b]The Phantom gray is not the fastest wing color , But it has been known to slip by quickly and appear in front of faster colors at times[/b]

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Re: Plug wires

Postby giturgun » Tue May 03, 2016 6:13 pm

Primary side shows 3. 3.1. 3.1. Ohms. Secondary. ( high ) is showing open. Was running when I started taking it apart. Nowit looks like coils and new wires / boots are in order.
[b]The Phantom gray is not the fastest wing color , But it has been known to slip by quickly and appear in front of faster colors at times[/b]

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Re: Plug wires

Postby giturgun » Wed May 04, 2016 2:34 am

:D Found the coils at. http://www.regulatorrectifier.com/catal ... ition-Coil. For 70 00 each they supposed to be OEM. Anyone ever deal with this company before. I don t want smething that will not be an exact fit, been there and done that and I will pay extra for some that fit right. Since no one makes OEM wires and boots what is my options on good plug wires and boots. I wanna ride not push it.
[b]The Phantom gray is not the fastest wing color , But it has been known to slip by quickly and appear in front of faster colors at times[/b]

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Re: Plug wires

Postby giturgun » Wed May 04, 2016 2:40 am

That ducati add makes me wanna just sell my gw and get a new bike , the urge is strong in this one. Yes. Hondas CTX 1300 is lookin better every day. I must resist the urge to look, I will get through this. I need the urge killer running. I can always jump on the wing and the new bike smell goes away, but with my bike in pieces it don t work.


[b]The Phantom gray is not the fastest wing color , But it has been known to slip by quickly and appear in front of faster colors at times[/b]


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