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Old 07-05-2009, 01:02 PM
chrisme chrisme is offline
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The stock sparkplug cap went flying off while I was riding. Leaving me 10 miles from home without spark.
I looked into my bag of tricks, I had an old plug wire from my subaru, some speaker wire, and some tools.
Cut up the old subaru plug wire, twisted it into the magneto. Cut it to the right length, stripped the other end so about 1cm of plug wire was coming out of the casing. Then I stripped about 10cm of speaker wire. And I used the speaker wire tightly twisted around the threads on the plug to hold the plug wire on. I'll admit, it is still like that about 100 miles later, and still holding up fine. I need to get a real cap so I can easily take it off, but heck, it worked and saved me a long pedal.
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