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Old 02-22-2013, 10:09 AM
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Hey joe I agree but its his bike and I've tried to give him advice I've learned here but he won't listen...i can attest for the fact that I'm on engine 3 and he has almost 4 thousand miles...may be hes got something special in his brew...
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:37 AM
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Yes, luck.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:20 PM
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tip# 75412564458985

to get out the glued plug wire from the CDI unit, take a set of vice-grips and clamp the existing plug wire just above the plastic collar.(not tooo tight, u will end up puncuring and ripping the wire)
twist lightly back and forth, for about 30 seconds going alittle bit further each time. but keep an eye on the wire, dont wanna break it.
it will come loose and it will come out.
it worked on mine.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:56 AM
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If the wire is super glued in, then acetone will soften the glue.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:23 AM
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So went to auto parts store and asked for a spark plug wire and boot. He asked what car that they had many? Can anybody help with which is a good upgrade wire for my 80 china girl with stock cdi? Plus side I upgraded the plug to a ngk b6hs and she seems to fire much more smoothly.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:05 AM
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Do you have a Franchise dealer? They normally sell plug wire by the foot, sounds like they wanted to sell you a made up cable set which is made for a specific car. Then you also need a spark plug cap a 90 degree one mine is an NGK cap. Tell him it is for your lawn mower :-) That should work if it is the same size as the cap.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:04 AM
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Can anybody help with which is a good upgrade wire for my 80 china girl with stock cdi?
Yep.

HP Plug Wire
http://www.sickbikeparts.com/catalog...vrh2snmnq0dpu1

Iridium Plug
http://www.sickbikeparts.com/catalog...j4olkprqafan57

That will liven your motor up ;-}
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:04 PM
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Thanks for the help. I'm in hawaii so would rather not order it. I'll try the auto parts store again and find someone who's willing to work for me. On another note my arrow torquer II exhaust should arrive today. There are no pics and few reviews online so this will be interesting. Hope the fab is easy. Pics will follow later.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:58 AM
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I will take mine out and mic. it up will try to make some at work. would stainless or brass be better?
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:50 AM
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So went to auto parts store and asked for a spark plug wire and boot. He asked what car that they had many? Can anybody help with which is a good upgrade wire for my 80 china girl with stock cdi? Plus side I upgraded the plug to a ngk b6hs and she seems to fire much more smoothly.
& by all means listen to Legwon

Before I ever found this web site a few years ago I had a CDI issue " or at least I though I did I was trying to get the wire off and every place I looked no one could or knew how to get the wire out \of the CDI So me being me I resort to brute strength as is the norm when I'm dealing with a stubborn issue I grabbed the CDI & swung it down 90 put my foot on the frame made a half wrap of the plug wire around my hand and started pulling like a M.F. nothing .

So I figured wow this thing is really in there it must have melted in there I'm thinking with that thought. I gave it everything I had and ripped the little screw out of the CDI & landed on my azz. looked at it and said HMM that looks like a screw!! got some wise grips and unthreaded with minimal effort Lesson learned. I think, after that & trying to repair the CDI is when I found this wonderful resource we call "motorbicycling.com" If I had only clicked the link below the first one

I could have avoided that learning curve. It must have been super glued because it was stronger than that ABS plastic . I have like 8 spare CDI's now I salvaged off of a boat motor

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