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Plug leads

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Post by StueyC » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:22 am

How much life should I expect to get out of a set of spark plug leads (silicon type)?

On a recent ride the bike felt like the motor had gone out of ballance at low rev's and started missing a bit every now and then at highway speed. I changed the plugs with no result and then changed the leads with some spares I had and it seemed to fix the problem.

The original leads (Crane brand) are nnot that old.

StueyC



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Re: Plug leads

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:47 am

Stuey
If those Crane plug wires are the carbon impregnated silicone type that may be your problem, I've never had much luck with the carbon-fiber wires. Try a set of solid copper stranded wires, I think you'll like them. In the old days when all the cars had AM radios you could really mess up somebody's reception when sitting next to them at a traffic light, but that shouldn't be a problem now.

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Re: Plug leads

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Post by fourthgear » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:21 am

Don't run copper if you have an electronic ign.. Points like the copper.

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Re: Plug leads

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Post by StueyC » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:35 am

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm running an electronic ignition so I'll replace them with the same type. Just hope I get a few more miles out of them this time around. That is if the leads are actually the problem.

StueyC

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