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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-31-2014, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Misfire

Alright so it sounds like i have a misfire. I'm pretty sure the problem is a bad plug wire as it is very loose and doesn't seem to have a good connection. I was planning on doing a tune-up anyway and I got new plugs to put on, once I buy a spark plug socket that fits. But I need advice on what plug wires to get and where to get a good deal on them. I've been looking through my service manual and can't seem to find anything on it. Also, while I'm on the engine subject, I idle right at 1000 rpm with no choke. Is that too low? Thanks in advance.
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You want to idle between 1000-1300 rpm so you should be alright there. As far as wires go, you can use any 8mm wires. A lot of guys swear by solid core wires but I haven't had any issues using spiro wound core wires. Just look on eBay or check local speed shops for deals.

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I would not use solid core wires with solid state ignition.
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Why not?
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Why not?
Magnecor wires are great. Pricey but great high output wires. I would not use them on a vn.

More than you ever wanted to know about wires.

http://www.magnecor.com/magnecor1/truth.htm

You should be able to weld with modern high end race ignitions.
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Also, would it be smarter to just replace the end? Since the end is whats not connecting
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Also, would it be smarter to just replace the end? Since the end is whats not connecting
Somebody with knowledge should hopefully be along, I'm out here.

I have read about a couple of quality fixes, sadly do not remember.
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Haha I hear ya. I'm just looking for the cheapest way out. I've done spent a lot of money on her and haven't even got to take her out yet. I'm really hoping it will be an easy fix. Especially since I'm having such a hard time finding a set of wires for it. All we have here is an auto zone and Napa and our auto zone doesn't carry motorcycle parts and Napa is always closed when I'm in town.
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If it is the end, it is an easy fix. I just will let someone else get it right.
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