spark plug wire

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  1. lazylegs

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    Re: Resistive type spark plug cable

    Actually my stereo was making more a whining sound that would get higher pitched as the revs increased! rotfl Anyway thanks for the info.

    Scott
     
  2. MikeBike

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    Re: Spark plug wire and boot.


    or you can buy the NGK plugs at Welcome to Sick Bike Parts
     
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    Re: Spark plug wire and boot.

    I have the stitts plug wire 7mm silicone with copper tined wire.
     
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    my plug wire is coming off at the coil box
    how do i fix it?
    it still runs, but i dont want to be stranded
    i dont know how to take it apart or anything; that where i need the direction
    pics would be great


    -thanks
     
  5. toytime

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    Inside the "box" there is what could be called a screw. Just wind your wire onto it and you will feel it go down as it screws into place. It really is as easy as it sounds.
     
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    Like Toytime said above the coil wire basically screws onto a post inside the CDI. I would cut the end of your wire and rescrew it in. Simple fix...
     
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    Re: Spark plug wire and boot.

    My cable works fine but its core is black, i assume its graphite or something, would a copper core be better/worse?
     
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    Re: Spark plug wire and boot.

    My Stock One Melted So I Had No Choice But To Use A Wire I Had From A Tune Up I Gave My Car. Work Very Well And It Can Take All The Heat My Engine Can Give Off.
     
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    Re: Spark plug wire and boot.

    first thing that happened with my very first build is this.

    I was holding the engine in the frame trying to decide on the best position for mounting it . Well it seemed to sit in the frame fine so i kinda let go of it to reach for my beer and a second later the dang thing flopped out and hit directly on top of the plug wire I had in the plug and pulled the wire out of the cdi also. I thought I was screwed. So i just removed the entire boot and screwed it back into the CDI and used an old wing nut and wrapped the wire around the head of the spark plug. Still works to this day, no fancy boot or wires for my cheap ride :)
     
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    Re: Spark plug wire and boot.

    One thing that wasn't mentioned here is when looking for high performance plug wire you want a metal, preferably copper conductor. Most spark plug wire offered by the leading auto parts dealers today is resistance wire (TVRS). It has no metal conductor but instead has a carbon impregnated core, often a cotton or nylon thread. The resistance wire was designed to eliminate radio interference and has high resistance and therefore not the best option for small, low voltage ignition systems like ours. Hot rod shops or those catering to the race car folks, even lawn mower shops will have copper conductor wire and most will sell by the foot. Just something to keep in mind. If you have doubts about this and have access to an ohm meter, run a resistance check on a foot of copper core wire and a foot of resistance wire. You'll be amazed at the difference.
    Tom
     
  13. wrenchworks

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    Re: Spark plug wire and boot.

    Thanks for this thread guys. My spark plug cap came apart and I'm fightin with zone8 for a replacement. It seems I should just replace the darn thing myself.
     
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    Re: Spark plug wire and boot.

    I Would. "i" Haven't Heard Good Things About Zone 8.
    Copper... I'm Sure Is The Best. I Had Gotten One Of A Lawnmower, But It Wasn't Long Enough.my Next Option Was The Regular Spark Plug Wire... Which Has Been Working For Me, But I Should Go Get A Plug Wire With A Copper Core.
    Good Lookin Out 2door.
     
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    Re: Spark plug wire and boot.

    I know copper cores are rated pretty high but what are those (what are they?) Magnecore?? The ones that sick bike parts sells.

    I got one and talk about my engine firing right up!!! It used to take 6-9 pulls on the pull starter but now it's only three and that's when it's cold out!
     
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    Re: Spark plug wire and boot.

    the plug and wire has a simple copper core instead of all the mesh and insulation, seeing we don't have computers to be interfered with on our bikes...well at least yet. but yea copper,gold and platinum are good conductors fo shizo
     
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    Re: Spark plug wire and boot.

    The problem with the copper cores is exactly that - they will mess with the electronic speedos. Magnacore is the best of both worlds.

    SBP Plug Wire
     
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    So is the inside of the magnecore wire just a black substance (carbon?) that puts out a powder when touched?
     
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    No. Magnecor wires are not carbon wires. MAGNECOR Race Wires: WELCOME TO MAGNECOR!
     
  20. StrontiumEthics

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    Need a Spark Plug Wire. Any Recommendations?

    I want to switch over my spark plug wire from the stock to another with better conduction, etc.... Do you guys have any recommendations (Model #'s)? I will probally be running a speedo. The Sparkplug I have now is NGK b6hs.
     

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