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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-07-2006, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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OK, I waited a year to do this one. The reserve has always been plugged on my bike so today I took the time to clean it out. Sprayed carb cleaner in the hole and let it soak over nite {the cheap kind}. Bulldozed my way through with a piece of stiff wire along with compressed air. I wasn't getting any where very fast then it dawned on me to use the cable out of my old speedometer. Just chuck it up in my drill and took my time. Then went back to the carb cleaner and compressed air. Then clean up the mess.Another 40 miles to the tank.

25 year old spark plug wires do not work so well! After hunting for solid core spark plug wires I bought a roll of plug wire[got 44 feet left] but it was 8 mm . In order for it to fit the new plug boot I had to find a way to make it work. Take a pencil torch and toasted outer layer,shaved right down to 7mm. Shaved coil end also. Yellow silicone wires look good with the new black boots but I will be covering them up soon with chrome covers.

Had to drill my first screw out today.The screw that hold speedo cable housing to the speedometer drive was mangled before I got to it .No amount of hammering and chisel was going to move this one . It is a tappered seat so I did not drill it all the way,just enough to release it's hold and screw came right out.



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Keep up the good work Litfuse. You will save a fortune performing your own maintenance on the bike..

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good stuff. i' have to needle a new speedo cable through my 79, too. can you post pics of the plug wire you got going on? thanks.


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Can;t help you at the moment with the picture.We aregetting together this weekend to install cruise control.Possible this weekend.

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If you have a 18mm die with fine thread you could send me I would send you a set of wires for free along with the die. Need one to make a bushing for temp sensor to make fan work.

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no, but I would gladly pay you for some pieces of those wires if'n I can figger out how to get the plug boots on...


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No problem about getting them to fit. I am not in the business but would like to at least have some of the expense back. Send me a message. I have requested permission to post that one time in the forum so now you can look in the for sale part of the forum.Thank you.

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I got my plug wires and new NGK boots from a guy selling stuff on ebay. He's out of Lewisville, TX. Good deal. And they were the correct copper core 7mm wires, and the correct 5k ohm resistor boots. Just have a big NGK logo on the side of them. Same length and angle too.

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