BTW.. if you are looking for colored wires.. check an auto performance shop, the usually have several colors to choose from to trick out your wires *S*
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From: "Red Baron (Chris Eggleston)" <[email protected]
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Date: Sat, 07 Aug 2004 23:18:21 -0400
Subject: Re: [VN750] Spark plug wire replacement info needed...
Here is Joe's info. I used it and got the parts from Dennis Kirk.
Job is not hard, but it is a bit tight to get the 8mm wire in. I found that using dielectric grease helped to remove and put the cap thingies on, and to put the new boots on the wire. I have no idea what they are called but they help compress the wire and lock it into place behind the coil caps.
Your front coil is on left side, just remove left cover in front of tank. Your back coil is in front of battery box. I removed seat and left/right side covers to get at it. I recall at the time that I did not have to remove either the seat or the side covers but I don't know which. Getting at the coil caps is tight work. I had to mark the wires to make sure I shoved them into the coils far enough.
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: [VN750] Viagro's Answer to: New plug wires
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 23:32:06 -0400
From: Joe <[email protected]
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Sorry for the subject line... i can't track all the eMails these days so
I'm changing them as needed for my own benefit.
Here is something I sent someone else - and will gladly send you WITH WIRE
if you wish. I just need an address. 8 mm wire too. Bright yellow.
You should consider buying NGK plug ends if you haven't already. They are
great looking and my directions are based on using them.
2 Part# 20306 - XD05F Spark Plug Cap $3.30 a piece.
2 Part# 20789 - NGK Spark Plug Cap/LD05FP $4.80 a piece.
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. I am sending 60.0" inches
of wire in a single piece which should cover the whole project with some to
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.
As for payment - like I said, none necessary. www.youthelate.com
"pay it forward" method of guilt removal should suffice if you feel the
absolute need to be stubborn about this. <grin> See the movie "Pay it
Forward' if you don't understand.
Joe - V#8013 - '86 VN750 - joe @ yunx .com
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