08 RG Ignition wires

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by 08roadglider, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. 08roadglider

    08roadglider Member

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    This may sound stupid, but I am replacing the ignition wires and the coil is under tank. I can see it but hard to get to. Does anyone have a trick to replacing these? Or am I just gonna have to suck it up and take the tank off just to replace wires?
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Pull the front tank bolt out and raise the tank gently not too high and support it.
     
  3. glide01

    glide01 Member

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    I removed front and rear bolts carefully raised tank slid a piece of 2x4 under to hold up the tank to reach clip the wires run thru
     
  4. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I use a piece of plywood that I cut on a taper from 2" to about 6" and about 6" long. That way I can slide it under and get any height that I want without using a 2x4 and shimming it up
    kemo
     
  5. ironmark

    ironmark Junior Member

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    Why are you replaceing them , are they shorting out or are you upgradeing the wires ?? I have almost 30K on my bike and the wires work fine .
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Jack has the right idea, the other is to do so with the tank nearly empty...as each gallon of gas is almost 7 pounds, so 30 lbs of sloshing flammable fluid is not that easy to move up and down. And don't forget to depressurize the fuel lines on EFI equipped rides by pulling the fuse or relay running the bike till out of fuel, then pull the main fuse. You do not want to spring a leak with 50 PSI of fuel AND working on the electrics...:bigsmiley18:
     
  7. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Also, don't forget to drop a cover (clean towel/cloth) over your tank to protect it - in case you accidentally lift it into the bars, fairing, etc. Keeps from having to use the touch-up paint...
     
  8. 08roadglider

    08roadglider Member

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    The rfeason for replacing is strictly an upgrade. Nothing wrong with the stock but I am partial to the thundervolt 10 mm wires. Thanks guys! was able to lift tank far enough with out doing any damage. Wires on and working fine!