Ignition wires

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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??

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Re: Ignition wires

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

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


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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.
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