spark plug & spark plug wire

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Dougan, May 12, 2010.

  1. Dougan

    Dougan New Member

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    Just got my Skyhawk 66cc GT5 in the mail yesterday.

    Started putting it on, but quickly got stuck. I'm looking at the spark plug wire, specifically, up into the part that sticks onto the park plug. There is a rubber ring at the base, and then a plastic cylinder. At the top of this plastic cylinder, there is a metal hole.

    This metal piece is the part that comes in contact with the metal piece of the spark plug.

    It is a round, gold-colored circle that has a hole in the middle. There is a U-shaped piece of wire in here as if it were supposed to hold the spark plug in.

    However, my spark plug's metal contact is way too big to fit in this hole. Is it supposed to fit inside? or just fit snugly against it? If it's supposed to fit inside, I have mismatching parts.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. maximillian

    maximillian New Member

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    the gold thing on your spark plug is a cap. you need to unscrew it
     
  3. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    You should be able to unscrew the "cap" on the plug to reveal the threaded smaller part.
     
  4. Dougan

    Dougan New Member

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    At this point, if you are answering this question, you've got to be wondering if I even know what a spark plug is, right? :) Thanks.

    Back to it...
     
  5. MadC

    MadC New Member

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    I had the same problem, but didn't know about this website at the time... I took the thing to Canadian tire and they just took the cap off right in front of me...

    so if you're feeling stupid, guess how I felt in the store...

    but the good thing is we won't make that mistake again, we learned.... thats the idea isn't it?:-||
     
  6. good vibrations

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    Here's some pics of what they're talkin' about. Pic 1 is with the cap on, pic 2 is with the cap removed and the cap next to it. I like pichers=).xx.
     

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    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    Its funny but this is one of the things they leave out of most manuals.
     
  8. 2door

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    And, its one of the reasons this forum exists. No one knows it all (in spite of what you might read) We all started someplace and there's no such thing as a stupid question; only stupid people who will not ask when they need some help. No one will ever laugh at you here because I guarantee you most or all of us have been baffled by something that eventualy seems elementary. Feel free to ask if you have a problem. That's what we're here for. If at some point in the future you want to replace the kit supplied spark plug boot, you can find a good quality replacement at most any auto parts store. If you do, the automotive version does not require removal of the cap on the end of the plug. Good luck, ride safe.
    Tom
     
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  9. good vibrations

    good vibrations New Member

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    I knew it all, then I turned 30, seems like I'm knowing less and less all the time=)
     
  10. JTinFL

    JTinFL New Member

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    How to replace the stock plug wire had me stumped til I finally found out that the wire can be unscrewed form the CDI.I always thought they were molded right to it.
     
  11. wildcatcapone

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    I would like to replace that wire you all are mentioning could some one give me a link to a high quality US brand???.flg.
     
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  13. Pablo

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    SBP Plug Wire $6.49
     

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