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How do you change the spark plug wires on a 1985 goldwing aspencade. They are unscrewed, but I cannot get them past the frame and motor.
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You mean they are unscrewed from the coils?

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Yes. I can't get the screw cap past the frame and carburators to get them off.
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I'm not even sure the wires are supposed to be separated from the coils. But if they are, it shouldn't be difficult to get them out once you have the fake tank removed.

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I'm not even sure the wires are supposed to be separated from the coils. But if they are, it shouldn't be difficult to get them out once you have the fake tank removed.
Starting with the 1980 GL1100 the wires detach from both ends. The wires themselves are screwed into the plug caps, and on the coils, the wires just stab into the coils onto a nail point and the outer compression nut holds the wire into the coil.

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Okay, I will try and get the screw caps off and go from there. Thanks.
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With the false tank off, you should be able to take the top of the A/C housing off and pull the wires right out, easily.

You will have to take the screw caps off anyway to fit them to the new wires.

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Thanks for the help. Appreciate it.
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Welcome to the forum maoman

If you push the cap further onto the wire you can get to the compression ring to slide that off first.
There should be metal tangs into the wire end also that need to be swapped over.
Did you get new 7mm plug wire and new NGK sparkplug caps?

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