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??spark Plug Wires??

Does anybody know if the plugs wires can be replaced or if the whole coil unit has to be replaced to get a new plug wire? I've checked several parts fiches and with the local dealer and the only replaceable parts of the ignition system seem to be insulators, boots, and caps. I am in need of 1 new wire and hate to shell out the bucks for a new coil pack if other options are available. I saw where somebody was selling a coil less the wires on ebay...............thanks...............dodge'm
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I think the wire is replacable. I found that I could take them off at least. Maybe you'll have to buy a new lenght of wire at an automotive store. Don't quote me though, as maybe you aren't supposed to be able to take them apart.
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I have never actually changed mine but I am pretty sure the plug wires are removable. Looking at the coils, it looks as if you need to undo the plastic collar & then the leads just screw out. I wouldn't have thought the plastic collars would be there if the wires were of the non-replaceable type. I have had other bikes with similar looking coils & have managed to change the wires on a couple of them without problems. My local dealer keeps HT wire on a reel & sells it by the foot. Would imagine your dealers across the water sell it in a similar way.

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Try this for plug wire replacement - From the VN750 yahoo group

Stock answer from me...

For the VN700/750

You should consider buying NGK plug ends if you haven't already. They are
great looking and my directions are based on using them.

Dennis Kirk:
[email protected] or 1-800-328-9280

2 Part# 20306 - XD05F Spark Plug Cap $3.30 a piece.
2 Part# 20789 - NGK Spark Plug Cap/LD05FP $4.80 a piece.

Grab yourself a roll of 8 mm non-resistor type wire from your local auto
parts store or speed shop. They may have to special order it. Even a 50
foot roll costs less than the Kawasaki replacement option. I chose bright
yellow... Looks good on my black and red bike IMHO.

Here are the wire lengths you will need:

2 x 11.5" long
1 x 14.5" long
1 x 20.0" long

Measure your old wires to make sure it'll work. If you can get 60", you
should have some to spare.

I cut my wire with a sharp scissors and stripped off the yellow insulation
so that the wire slipped into the coil easily. If you can get it to slip
into the coil with the yellow intact, that's even better. Take the rubber
"O" looking thing along with it's plastic cap (if intact) and use them on
this new wire. I had to squeeze the wire into these "O" shaped holders on
the coil end with a very small screwdriver. I pushed the "O" onto the
wire
as far as I could (about 1/10 of an inch) and then "stuffed" the yellow
insulation under the "O" thing. This "O" thing holds the wire in place
along with the cap that screws onto the coil. Obviously, put the wire
all
the way into the coil with about 1/8th inch of room between the "O" thing
and the edge of the coil. Then use the screw cap to tighten the wire down
and into the coil.

The plug ends "screw" onto the wire if you buy the NGK I told you about.
Just make sure you have the proper parts at hand and already slid up the
wire before you do this or you will have to unscrew the ends and start
over.
The "short" ends have a tighter rubber seal that is a pain in the tuckus.
Be prepared to work that baby on by hand for a bit. Some people use
dielectric grease to make it slide better...


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thanks to all for the help.........should be back on the road and Myrtle Beach bound this weekend......dodge'm
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