Installing New Spark Plug Wires
There must be a reason MOCO doesn't put the spark plug wire install instructions in the service manual. They haven't figured it out yet. I thought this would be a fifteen minute job followed by a cold beer. Not.
When I looked at the front wire, I noticed it ran under the tank. Way under there. I pulled the seat, removed the rear tank bolts, and raised the rear 1.5 inches with a block. That gave me just enough room to get the wire out without a complete tank removal. Getting the new ones in is a little tricky. I happened to have some cable tie blocks that replaced the OEM ones that came out with the original wires. The originals can't be re-used. After snaking the front wire thru and securing the ties, i was finally ready to fire it up. The engine wouldn't fire. Then I noticed the fuel line was still disconnected. Finally, it runs. Tank bolted down, seat on and ready to go.
What should be a 15 minute job took 1.5 hours, most of which was getting the cable tie under the tank secured. What a PITA. The beer was good though.
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