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Plug wire routing

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Post by 1951 adam » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:14 pm

Anyone have a good clear picture of wire route on an early pan, I'm looking at the left view in the 50 riders handbook , looks like the front cable wraps over the frame rail .. Any pics would be great
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Re: Plug wire routing

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Post by Hauula Pan » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:43 pm

Plenty of excellent pics in the K-base, one to check out is 51 pan wire routing, has a whole series. Sorry don't know how to make a link, but its right near the top of the listing of topics under electrical system.

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Re: Plug wire routing

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Post by old.wrench » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:56 pm

Adam,
I went through this myself a while back. From what I was able to find out, the wire stays completely on the left side of the frame. It stays to the left of the motor mount and is held in place by a clip that fits between the choke lever stud and the motor mount. That's what I ended up going with, and the wire lays in there real nice. Sorry, but no pics.

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Re: Plug wire routing

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Post by panhead » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:04 pm

Pictures in the gallery: technical/wire routing 1951

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Re: Plug wire routing

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Post by 1951 adam » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:41 am

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I've seen them with the front cyl wire going under the frame from the rear of coil , then looping over, then under tank , the cloth covered wires seem to stress and crack with that arrangement , seems " un natural" to me ?

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Post by 1951 adam » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:48 am

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Re: Plug wire routing

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Post by 1951 adam » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:22 pm

Anyone got pics of there's?

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Re: Plug wire routing

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Post by UPSROD » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:35 pm

That looks right to me Adam.

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Re: Plug wire routing

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Post by john HD » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:16 am

adam,

interesting topic. on my wla both wires exit the coil and wrap over the frame on the right side.

not related to your situation, but does show the factory had no problem wrapping spark plug wires around the frame.

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Re: Plug wire routing

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Post by 1951 adam » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:24 am

It's just so hard to tell in my factory photos, my 50 riders handbook is the best view I have, most shots are of right side, it almost seems it varies from year to year, just seems that I wouldn't do it that way. It's almost like the floorboard hinge bolts direction... Depends on who installed them. Please post pics so we get some different ideas, thanks everyone
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Re: Plug wire routing

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Post by RUBONE » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:34 am

Are original factory pics good enough? Or are you part of the "factory workers were human and did what they liked" crowd.

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Re: Plug wire routing

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Post by 1951 adam » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:59 am

Thanks Robbie ! That's what I was looking for, no I'm my own crowd. But I do think dealer installed parts vary , even today guys " freestyle " I like to follow instructions

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Re: Plug wire routing

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Post by old.wrench » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:06 pm

A picture is worth a thousand words.
Original? No doubt.
But, you have to admit that looks pretty ugly!

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Post by 1951 adam » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:01 am

Sorry , not much free styling going on in a restoration , but I think that's what makes the good ones stand out, I do it for my own head I guess
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Re: Plug wire routing

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Post by james » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:51 am

Don't know why it's that way but that's the way mine is installed.
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