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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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My fix for front cylinder dying off

Hi everyone I want to start off by saying thank you to everyone that posts helpful advice on here. I have read probably every thread on here looking for advice. Now hopefully this will help someone with their troubles.
I have a 85 700 and when I ride about ten minutes or so my front cylinder starts dying off when I come to a stop. The bike will eventually die and I can restart easily but it runs really rough and continues to die.if I gas it really hard it will catch up with the rear cylinder till I let off the gas then dies. I thought it was a fuel issue so I went through everything fuel related numerous times, I was about to set the bike on fire.
I started checking the plugs, wires and coils. Spark plugs good, coils have good battery voltage, plug wires have continuity but the rubber on the screw on end was stretched past the wires. I trimmed the rubber back and reinstalled plug wire. Took a very long test ride and no issues at all.

Maybe I won't set it on fire now, well not on purpose anyway.
Sorry it was such a long post, just got carried away
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Thanx for posting your solution. Welcome to the group.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 01:15 AM
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Welcome to the group.

Did you trim the plug end and how much wire did you expose?
I'm asking because I may need to do the same thing for my rear.
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I trimmed the rubber back until the inner core wires were exposed by about 1/8 inch then I cut the wires off flush with end of rubber. I did this where it screws on to the coil. Make sure you slide the gromet and nut back some so you get a good connection when you stab it back together. I thought I was going to break them when I was taking them off the coil, they were extremley tight for plastic. I hope it helps you
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