Spark Plug Wires


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Birdie-77
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Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Motorcycle: 1982 Gold Wing GL1100, 1972 CB-350, 1973 SL-350, 1977 XL-350, 1972 CL-175

Spark Plug Wires

Post by Birdie-77 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:01 pm



Goldwing Docs Family,

As I work through this 1982 Goldwing GL1100, I'm trying to whittle down to the cause of the right bank Cylinders not firing. There is Spark going to all four Cylinders, but the right bank of Cylinder Plug Wires are arcing to the motor, and I'm thinking this is the main issue. We removed the coil Pack and cleaned all the contacts, inspected for any cracks, then prepped the mounting contacts to ensure a working ground. New NGK Spark Plugs were used.

So I'm thinking that replacing the 4 Spark Plug wires (boots?) would be best, but I seek advice on what would work out the best! The Goldwing has 54K miles on it, and looks great!

So I feel like a Green Horn from the Deadliest Catch in presenting this question, but would be grateful for advice/suggestions!

This Military-Brat Career Firefighter thanks you kindly!



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RBGERSON
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Motorcycle: 98 SE GL 1500
had every year from 75 to 83

Re: Spark Plug Wires

Post by RBGERSON » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:35 am

Yep new wires and caps. Caps still available for Honda..any standard plug wire of the same gauge should work. But an easy test would be to insulation the wires from the engine..rubber mat, wrap in electrical tape etc. and see if that gets you better spark.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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