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.
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.