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How to disconnect spark plug wires from Distribitor

I was about to do the pair vaive mod, but i went out to check and make sure that I could access everything with my tools at hand.

To access this one bolt here, is it possible to just pull the spark plug wires out of this distributor?

How do they come out?

Outer bolts are no problem, right inner should be accessible if i can get those plug wires off where they connect to dist.

Left inner i think i can get to if i get a shorter/smaller ratchet.

Any help appreciated, thanks!
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I used a deep box-end wrench for that screw. Didn't mess with the plug wires

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You can't unplug the spark plug wires from the ignition coil. But, you can unplug them from the cylinders and then unscrew the bolts holding the ignition coils to the frame of the bike pretty easily. That should give you enough space to remove and cap the pair system.

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I used a deep box-end wrench for that screw. Didn't mess with the plug wires
I know nothing about tools loi, this may work! Off to home depot!

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I believe I dropped the coils on mine when I did the plates, if you do, and I can't stress this enough, be sure to mark the plug wires by cylinder and mark which wires go to which coils, just a suggestion.


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Oh ya this thread is misnamed, its the ignition coil. whoops, i just got back from 5 differet auto parts stores and hardware stores, none sells deep end box wrenches!>@<M><@#[email protected]#@

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Make sure you mark the plug wires!!!!

They don't go back where you would think, and they are very easy to get mixed up. Just wrap a piece of masking tape around the wire and mark them.

Pretty sure the OEM bolts are 8mm so a 5/16" socket or wrench will work on them as well.

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yeah no special tools are needed ... just remove the WHOLE coil and spark plug wires (much easier if you prop the tank up)...

also mark which wire goes to which cylinder as stated BUT ALSO, which coil goes where.

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yeah no special tools are needed ... just remove the WHOLE coil and spark plug wires (much easier if you prop the tank up)...

also mark which wire goes to which cylinder as stated BUT ALSO, which coil goes where.

Tank propped up obviously.

I dont think I need to do this, I just gotta find a deep box wrench/maybe ratchet combo to fit into that small opening to get the inner bolts off. I think I know where I can find a snap-on truck, instead of waiting for the tool to come in the mail.

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what are you trying to remove that you need a deep box end wrench?

everything is right there on the surface.

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what are you trying to remove that you need a deep box end wrench?

everything is right there on the surface.
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I was about to do the pair vaive mod, but i went out to check and make sure that I could access everything with my tools at hand.

To access this one bolt here, is it possible to just pull the spark plug wires out of this distributor?

How do they come out?

Outer bolts are no problem, right inner should be accessible if i can get those plug wires off where they connect to dist.

Left inner i think i can get to if i get a shorter/smaller ratchet.

Any help appreciated, thanks!
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I used a deep box-end wrench for that screw. Didn't mess with the plug wires
Seems like Mfive is right and a deep box would be able to get onto both inner bolts without having to mess with anything else, I didnt know those tools existed untill I did a google search on em...

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Did you not watch my video? All I had to do was prop the tank up.

Man, you guys make it so difficult!!!

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Did you not watch my video? All I had to do was prop the tank up.

Man, you guys make it so difficult!!!
I watched your video a couple times, but I didn't understand what you were talking about, nor could I tell, about loosening the coil...it appears that with the tools I have at my disposal, I cannot reach the inner bolt, at least not with a ratchet going down from the top....I don't see how I could move the coil to get my tool on those inner bolts....the wire are in the way, if I could take them out, I could, but if I can go in sideways with a deep end box wrench then I will do that instead.

I know I can get the new bolts on there with an Allen wrench, even though it might be a pita, I know I can.

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... prop tank up... undoo two bolts for coil, remove coil.... 8mm 1/4 in socket on 1/4in extension... boom done. no need for fancy deep box end wrenches

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Did you not watch my video? All I had to do was prop the tank up.

Man, you guys make it so difficult!!!
Don't be mean goog, all Ive got is my 9er so if i screw up im dead in the water.

I just rewatched your vid again, i now see whats up. Two bolts on each side of frame to unbolt the coil on its bracket, off of the frame, then you push the coil back a little bit to fit the socket + extension on the inside bolt, repeat cept backwards for other side.

When pulling out the spark plug wires, (if i need to) do you just wiggle them out? no tricks>?

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Just being sarcastic man! I like pushing people's buttons is all

You got it. No need to get fancy tools, and yes, spark plug wires just pop off.

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Just being sarcastic man! I like pushing people's buttons is all

You got it. No need to get fancy tools, and yes, spark plug wires just pop off.
No worries mate I know or a jokester


Help! Quick q. If I got plates with room for the screws do I need to funk with this thing?



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Bump! I think I just leave them as they are right?

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Just leave them like that. The little recess's in the plates clear the screw heads.

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I didn't have to remove anything to do my pair plates. Just lift the tank.

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I didn't have to remove anything to do my pair plates. Just lift the tank.
Taking the coil off the frame did it for me. This way I was able to get already owned tools on inner bolts. Just had to maneuver the coil around a bit. Also removing #4 plug wire.

Awesome! Thanks Ian!

BTW, how the hell do you remove this connector? I got fed up and just cut

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No worries man. Pretty plates!

That connector has a push pin lock. You see how it looks like a letter "H" on top, well the center of the "H" on the side opposite of the wires you cut has a small tab.

Use a awl or whatever to push that tab down while, pulling the two halves apart, they can be a PITA and can be stuck pretty good.

What is that connector from? the PAIR system? If it is just cut the whole connector off and heat shrink up the wire ends to keep them from shorting out.

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No worries man. Pretty plates!

That connector has a push pin lock. You see how it looks like a letter "H" on top, well the center of the "H" on the side opposite of the wires you cut has a small tab.

Use a awl or whatever to push that tab down while, pulling the two halves apart, they can be a PITA and can be stuck pretty good.

What is that connector from? the PAIR system? If it is just cut the whole connector off and heat shrink up the wire ends to keep them from shorting out.
Lol ya fuck it hahahahah

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I may have inadvertently turned this a little.....I turned it back....what is it?



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I think it's the idle adjustment screw. Can I get a confirmation on this?

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I may have inadvertently turned this a little.....I turned it back....what is it?



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Capped off at the 5 way vacuum connection to finish off charcoal canister mod....will this vainly burn?



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Just check it after a few days, if it's going to go horribly wrong you'll be able to tell by then


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just pull the 5 way T and 4 individual vacuum tubes and cap it off at each throttle body.

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just pull the 5 way T and 4 individual vacuum tubes and cap it off at each throttle body.
I thought about doing that....what you had done, but I wasn't sure I had the right size/enough caps, and I wanted to test this route first, plus I didn't know if I could access them all easily.

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Well, riding around town seems fine, and 1st gear at 9000rpms deceleration has a almost no popping until like maybe 4 or 5...granted i only rode it to the grocery store and back.

Ya!

Thanks everyone for patience with me ( ) and help.

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Next step is to see whether or not i can cram front end wiring up under there like others who have custom headlight setups have done....and possibly route some stuff back under the seat.

I sorta don't like my crazy box'o'wires setup anymore.

I like the nose, but the box i think is too heavy + too obtrusive.

Helimec, ferris bueler, (i wish i could tag your names so you would look at this post) that is what ya'll did right?

If anyone has done similar setups, would love to see a few pics of how it was achieved.

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Sytheii, there are two small triangular rubber covers on the side of the neck of the frame, just behind the front triple and under the tank behind the stem. I believe it's empty back there... Can you fit anything back there?

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Sytheii, there are two small triangular rubber covers on the side of the neck of the frame, just behind the front triple and under the tank behind the stem. I believe it's empty back there... Can you fit anything back there?

Yes, TWSS.
That's the idea....I was eyeballing that whole area previously occupied by the PAIR solenoid....and I don't know what I will be able to pull off...

I am a hell of a lot better at electrical work now, and have successfully taken all the HID guts and wiring from the main harness for my HID kit and relocated it to the rear cowl...so i am thinking i may be able to do the same with a lot of the angel/devil eye stuff, and put it in the rear (TWSS) as well.....if it fits :P

what will remain on the front is basically i think....cluster/turn signal/starter harnesses, 3 total, that i may be able to clump into one strand, and then guide on the left side of frame, up into that space...we will see. I wish ferris bueler had taken some pics of his setup, but i now remember he was saying he was gonna go back to stock or 599 setup.

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I have some stuff jammed in that triangle neck space as well, mainly the koso/cluster wiring and maybe one other connector. I am running a 599 bucket also.

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