Here is the plug info I used when I replaced my plugs. I used 8mm wire which was a bit tough to get into the coils, but dielectric grease made it easier.
For spark plugs..
Thats what the book calls for.
Gap is .8~.9mm or .032in~.036in
Better but more expensive plugs:
NGK Iridium plugs
DPR7EIX-9 4 each $7.00 each
This information was posted by Joe Argo.
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
60.0" inches of new wire will be more than enough for the project with some spare. (note: Joe used yellow wire here)
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. (RB: I tapered the ends of the wire a bit and used dielectric grease an twisted the "O" shaped holders on.) 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.
(RB: Again Dielectric Grease to the rescue)
Joe - V#8013 - '86 VN750 - joe @ yunx .com
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