spark plug wire replacement

Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 2393
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:21 pm
Location: Milford NH summer/fall & Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4

1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: spark plug wire replacement

Post by newday777 »

On the wire. Transfer metal clips to new wires.

Posts: 265
Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:28 pm
Location: United States
Motorcycle: 83 GL1100 I

Re: spark plug wire replacement

Post by indianakid »

the coil and the plug cap both have a threaded pintle in the center where the wire is inserted. on the coil there is a threaded ferrule that is slid on the wire before the wire is inserted into the coil. once installed the ferrule is threaded into place making a water tight connection. on the cap side the boot is slid onto the wire ans the wire is installed into the cap and then the boot is pushed into place. i have linked a video showing the installation of a NGK plug cap. hope this helps.

   Never miss a video: Subscribe to the GoldwingDocs YouTube channel today!
Soupcat 1920
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:01 pm
Location: West Fargo ND
Motorcycle: 1975 GL1000 x 2 ,1975 CB400F , 1979 Yamaha XS650SF, 1981 Yamaha XS650SH

Re: spark plug wire replacement

Post by Soupcat 1920 »

NGK makes a cable splicer for repairing spark plug wires. It is stock number J1 8083. I used them to put new wires on a 75 wing. I don’t have a lot of time on them yet but they seem to work well. Just make sure you get the wires fully seated into the splicer. Unlike the plug caps which screw into the wire, the splicers are a push in fit worth a rubber ferrule and a threaded cap on the splicer.
Post Reply