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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-25-2014, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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SE Plug Wires Suck ??

I just put red SE plug wires on my '15 RGS. Now my mech tells me they're known for screwing up the ion sensing knock retard algorithm in the ECM. Ain't researched much yet but it certainly appears to be substantiated several times. Doubt it, but maybe I'll get a refund.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-25-2014, 07:24 PM
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Bullshit!!! The SE wires won't hurt a thing. I run SE wires for years and never had a problem.
The SE wires and stock wires have the same amount of resistance. Take a multimeter and check the resistance both the SE wires and stock wires should read around 5.3 to 5.8 OHMS of resistance.
As long as the bike runs fine don't worry about it.


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I put the SE plug wires on about a year ago and I haven't had any problems

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Yeah, mine seems to run fine and not convince yet that it's a problem. In fact I posted hoping someone would throw up the bullshit flag.

I guess radical impedance differences could effect detonation time detection, but I'm still not believing it.

I keep y'all updated with more bullshit when I visit the shop.
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There is some truth to that.
On a TTS master tune you can see it
Even Docs tuning in FL can tell you that.
I have seen it as well it throws bs dtc codes acts like its pinging but its not.
On a Tmax you wont see that it does not use it.

Here's the funny thing SE wires are cheaper then Stock spark plug wires.

Why is that?
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There is some truth to that.

On a TTS master tune you can see it

Even Docs tuning in FL can tell you that.

I have seen it as well it throws bs dtc codes acts like its pinging but its not.

On a Tmax you wont see that it does not use it.



Here's the funny thing SE wires are cheaper then Stock spark plug wires.



Why is that?

Yep he's a TTS guy so that explains it. I was having a hard time thinking this dude was full of crap.

So is there nothing in red better or at least as good than the stock black wires? I can wrap the stocks, I guess but if it's only about looks I don't really care.
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If you do some searching you will find a TSB direct from HD that use of the SE wires does in fact create issueson EFI bikes. ION sensor is one code that is common. Stock wires are more than up to the task.


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We use the OE wires here.
No power increase in a different wire.
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I have used SE wires here as well, without issue, I also like the Fuelmoto wires, just purchased a set of them for my own bike.

Jamie teamed up with Moroso and developed them with ION sensing in mind. A very robust looking ignition cable for sure.

Don't forget the tune.
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Ran SE wires on both my previous bikes for years...never had an issue.


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