Rolling Your Own Spark Plug Wire
If your bike ever becomes really hard to start or a pain to keep running, it may be caused by a weak spark. Other than replacing the sparkplug, there are a few other measures that may help your bike start and run better. One of them is replacing the sparkplug wire. This high voltage wire rots over time and causes a resistance to build up between the CDI and the Spark plug. Usually the symptoms will be misfiring (popping from the exhaust), hard starting and sudden motor die outs. Replacing these parts is good yearly maintenance. Do this job only after you replace the plug and check the carb over. You will need to go to a motorcycle shop and get about 20" of stranded spark plug wire as well as a plug head (you may as well replace it too). The job costs about ten dollars and takes less than 5 minutes.Tools & Parts Needed
20 inches of Stranded 18AWG Sparkplug Wire
A good set of wire cutters
A plug cap kit (includes a cap and two pices of rubber)
A pair of pliers
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