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Howdy all!!

I am looking for info on spark plug wire upgrade! I hate to say it, but I still have the stock ones on my '96 SS.

Any and all info on ignition upgrades will be very appreciated.

~AJ
 
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Re: Need help with Spark Plug wires... (Kalaazar)

http://www.evoluzione.net/ $30.00 replacement wires and plugs.

You don't need anything fancy; your engine (and mine) aren't really sophisticated enough to benefit from a bunch of high-zoot ignition components. You're either getting spark or your not. After that, it's just a matter of replacing worn/broken components. Ken Zeller would know.

The next seven posts will disagree.
 
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Re: Need help with Spark Plug wires... (DesmoBob)

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No we won't!
 
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Re: Need help with Spark Plug wires... (DesmoBob)

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I disagree with this
 
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Can automotive wires be used?
I have a broken wire internally, it arcs against the frame, and am looking to replace just one.
Can the dust cap be removed where it connects to the wire on a 748?
 
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Re: (pkuczyns)

A trip to the local auto parts store will give you many choices.
 
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Check out the Magnecore site. Even if you don't buy the wires they sell, there is more information on plug wires there than most people will ever need to know. I ended up getting a set for my bike. I was using the ones sold by Evoulzion. They worked well, but they are solid core, and as it turns out that isn't the best choice for computer controlled bikes. There is NO suppression. I'm also running an ignition amp, so there is a larger than normal amount of voltage running through my wires. That solid core wire was running about a 1/2" from my TPS! I wonder if it ever caused false readings by inducing voltage into the TPS (it's just a big potentiometer after all). This wouldn't be an issue with your carbed bike, but I though it was interesting anyway. By the way, my bike doesn't really run any better with the Magnecores, maybe it is a little smoother, but they are red and that has to be worth something!
 
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Re: (redduck)

I went with some MSD superconductor wires. Red looks cool peeking out from behind the yellow fairings.

 
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Re: Need help with Spark Plug wires... (Kalaazar)

Chris Kelley sells a kit that includes better ignition coils and Magnecor wires for the carbed SS bikes. Works well.
 
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Re: Need help with Spark Plug wires... (edwyun)

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Re: Need help with Spark Plug wires... (chaas67)

you will need to get your from magnecor being that its a 748 they look good and are fairly priced IMO
 
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Re: Need help with Spark Plug wires... (Kalaazar)

Let me tell you what I've learned. (This is my first post in which I'm not the one asking for help. Heh heh Thank you to all who have offered up your valuable advice to date.
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I have essentially the same bike--a '96 900SS/SP. This past weekend, while hooking up my Yuasa battery tender, I inadvertently bumped the plug wire for my rear cylinder. Just lightly, mind you. And it fell out of the coil.
Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the previous owner had replaced the stock wire for that cylinder with a big yellow Accel 8.8 super-duper silicone yada yada yada wire. The end was just chopped off square. It looked like there was no way for the coil to be sending any juice down the wire. I thought there should be some sort of metal clip of fitting. I gave the other (stock black) wire a light tug. Wouldn’t budge. I removed the coils from the airbox to take a look up inside. It seems there’s a small metal post that sticks down into the opening that the wire goes up inside.

Talking with a mechanic friend of mine, seems that’s how you connect the spark plug wires to these kind of coils. You just chop off the end and stick them up in that opening, sort of threading them onto that small metal post inside. For that reason, and the reason I tell you all of this, is that I don’t think a solid core plug wire would work that well with these kind of coils (the round black ones). I could be wrong, but I think a twisted/braided core would work the best, as it can be wrapped around the small metal post.

I put a little heavy-duty silicone around the outside of the wire that fell out, stuck it back up inside the coil, and “threaded” it onto the small post inside. It’s in there good now. And both cylinders are running fine. I’m not that pleased that my plug wires mismatch at this point. Call me AR.

Maybe I’ll opt for that Evoluzione set. Anyone doing the same, at least with this bike with these type of coils, should make sure they order part number: 80051. That’s the set for the black round coils. Length is easily customized by just chopping the end off.
 
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