Yeah, I was told this a while back. Someone has to be making them though? Champion or someone.
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Subject: Re: 4 Valve(1100) HT leads (sparkplug wires) NLA? Fri May 12, 2023 11:52 am
Ill probably run to the auto parts store with the wires and plugs and see what I can find. Even if its not best quality at least I can get something working, maybe then once I realize the "specs" can look for something better (although doubt I need anything shielded or special for a 1ft run).
Ok so I do have a bit of a question. The caps everyone is recommending have 5ohm resistance but looking at the current lines of NGK plugs they all have the resistor built in. So is the spec calling for 10ohm of resistance or are the plugs just dated to before everything had the resistor built in and I should be running resistorless caps?
*never made my own wires before, the Guzzi is actually the only non coil-on-plug engine Ive touched in decades*
Its labeled on the cap as TB05EMA [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] T is for T shaped, hence the little top cap but its silicone and can easily be trimmed if its snug on the inner one. Its also a little longer but again you can trim it with a razor knife. B is the 14mm plug thread. I dont know how much this matters since its a silicone jacket. The opening is smaller than stock but it just stretches over the plug 05 is the 5k ohm resistor just like stock E is terminal nut instead of terminal stud (like stock) MA are special codes meaning a special design and rubber sheathed
I guess you could use the CR2 if you wanted a terminal stud plug instead of nut.
They arent cheap but all youre needing to buy is the clip for the coil side, youre getting an entirely new cap and silicone wire (that is so flexible compared to hardened from heat stock)
Subject: Re: 4 Valve(1100) HT leads (sparkplug wires) NLA? Mon May 22, 2023 9:56 am
Ok game over. A kit for the coil connectors [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Easy peasy, slide the boot on, cut, strip, fold, crimp. Completely new plug wires with fresh resistors (whether they are necessary Ill let you debate, but they were OE spec) and fresh silicone jackets that are far more flexible than the ancient ones who have been cooked over the years. Hopefully these get me another 16 years.