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I was changing my spark plug wires and i broke the "nut" on the coil... how screwed am i?
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I was changing my spark plug wires and i broke the "nut" on the coil... how screwed am i?
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Aged bikes have these issues.....possibly a MC junk yard could do you welll....or last resort, ensure a good connection and glue/epoxy it in.. !

hope this helps

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I was changing my spark plug wires and i broke the "nut" on the coil... how screwed am i?
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You borked it on the coil side? Send a photo please.
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No, just the "nut". I ahh.. stepped on it....

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No, just the "nut". I ahh.. stepped on it....
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'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
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Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
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No, just the "nut". I ahh.. stepped on it....
Did ya hear that, Doc? He said he stepped on a nut. hee hee

( grins )

Okies, so... you're swapping out parts and you can't get to the store for another cable to replace it?

Give me a sec, i'm sorta slow...

I think ifn it were me, i'd take the new cable back to the store and be friendly and such with the sales guy and explain you want another to swap out. Tell him the truth, too, and don't forget your receipt. ( Truth always makes people laugh and puts them in a good mood ).

Now, in the case that he says something corny like... well mister, that just your tuff damned luck, then remember where your gun is for a moment, then dismiss that from your mind, head to the other store by the same name ( AutoZone? ) and this time LIE.

If that all fails, or if you can't get to the store because you have no more wires, then take the old part and put it back on the bike with a repair best you can, ( as William suggested ). But basically, the only reason for the nut is to supply tension on that wire. So i presume you bought it for aesthetic looks or because the old ones are starting to glow in the rain... ( been there, don't ask what happens ).

Spark plug wires are basically thin with LOTS of insulation because of the high voltage. So, just adapt that to what you know already.

Hope i got the picture correct. But ifn you must use the new wire with the busted nut, take the old nut off the old wire and repair.
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The round plastic nut? How badly broken? You can crazy glue it and carefully tighten a hose clamp around it to keep it together...
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The round plastic nut? How badly broken? You can crazy glue it and carefully tighten a hose clamp around it to keep it together...
Yes, that nut. Unfortunately it broke in 4 pieces... ill try but i doubt it... I might just have to blue rtv the cable in the coil and hope for the best. Maybe i can fab some thing if i can match the thread with a nut or something. I just have bad luck.

Does anyone on here own a motorcycle junk yard?

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Yes, that nut. Unfortunately it broke in 4 pieces... ill try but i doubt it... I might just have to blue rtv the cable in the coil and hope for the best. Maybe i can fab some thing if i can match the thread with a nut or something. I just have bad luck.

Does anyone on here own a motorcycle junk yard?
IIRC ( and not recalling from this bike, but an old 350 ). . .

Get a spring from a typical pen that is smaller than the end of the cable. Feed it onto the back end of the cable, i.e. behind the nut retaining end. Only feed it about half way, or ( you be the judge ), enough to leave only a few coils off that end. now wrap the rest of the spring around the bolt on the ignition coil. which has threads.

You'll obviously need to find a pen-spring that has an O.D. smaller than the threads on the bolt of the ignition coil. Adjust as necessary, but the real thing you need to be sure of is that the two ends meet with some tension ( enough to avoid a spark ). After you have the tension setup, wrap the entire thing up with a splint. One toothpick, broken in half, one half for each side, then encircle CAREFULLY with electrical tape. How carefully? Glad you asked. You need to make sure the tape is flat, mainly, as you make your ascent up and down like a coil. The tape's job is to keep that spring's tension, so the idea is that you want something stiff when you're finished.

If this is your only resort, i.e. no new cables can be bought, and no old cables can be ripped apart, etc. then give this a try. If the first spring can't do the job, then go smaller. You can always stretch a spring, but making one tighter is practically impossible. So shoot for a spring with good strength, and an O.D. smaller than the threads on the bolt.

Hope this helps and i stand corrected in advance.
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