Ignition wires


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
  • Sponsored Links
Post Reply
User avatar
Greenwinger
Posts: 81
Joined: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:25 pm
Location: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500 SE
Pearl Green and Beautiful

Ignition wires

Post by Greenwinger » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:05 pm



Was wondering, as my bike passes 20 years old, is it time to change the ignition wires? I haven't had any issues with them but the age is beginning to worry me. Most cars recommend replacing their wires at least once every 5 years so I am thinking once every 20 years aint bad.

Any thoughts??



Aussie81Interstate
Posts: 900
Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:34 am
Location: Penrith Australia
Motorcycle: 2001 GL1500F6C Valkyrie
1982 CX500 Turbo (restoration project)
1981 GL1100 Interstate (sold)
1988 GL1500 (sold)

Re: Ignition wires

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:08 pm

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

:)

User avatar
ct1500
Posts: 947
Joined: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:09 pm
Location: Glastonbury,CT
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500
Contact:

Re: Ignition wires

Post by ct1500 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:05 am

Aussie81Interstate wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:08 pm
If it ain't broke don't fix it.
I will 2nd that sentiment. The easiest way to change plug wires is to remove the fans for access to the coils which can be a pain in the neck, not a task to be taken lightly. The wires are going to run close to $150.

I have replaced wires on one 1500 which caused a skip in the engine and was most noticeable on cold starts.
Local and need repair help with your 1500, Valkyrie or ST please click contact
Nothing leaves my shop till its' perfect
This is what I do

Post Reply