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 Spark Plug boot replacement on 1500 Classics

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Join date : 2011-04-01
Age : 52
Location : Winnipeg

PostSubject: Spark Plug boot replacement on 1500 Classics   Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:48 am

I have just finished replacing the well worn spark plug boots on my stock wires on both Jane's and my bikes. Now we have shiny new NGK ones with fresh rubber seals and shiny bakelite.

This is a cheap mod, but a pain in the arse to get the parts. I picked up two sets last spring when we went to Minneapolis, but the bike shop we dealt with assured me that they will mail order to Canada as well. The shop is called the Hitching Post, and was friendly and accomodating. The four boots cost $14 total- not an expensive upgrade....they were $3.50 per boot. The NGK part numbers are LD05F for the short one and XD05F for the long one, but they are available ONLY in the US- I contacted NGK and they will not supply to any of their Canadian reps. BUMMER!

I know these boots last well - I broke one at Sturgis in 2001 and no Kawi dealership in site. Got an NGK from a little corner auto shop and ran on it until I replaced it (for aestetic resasons only).

When disassembling the wires I found that hte insulation had cracked and the wires had deteriorated and frayed. I cut off a tiny amount (about an eight inch on each) to have fresh material, and they screw into the end of the wire. It's very easy, and goes quite quickly. So far as I know, this should be the same part numbers for the 1500 Nomads, Drifters and Mean Streaks as well, but double check before ordering.

Glenn "D'mon" Seifert President and Webmaster (in training) of MBVROC member of CMMG Jack of All Trades, Master of None
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