Road King plug wire install

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by RKRider, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. RKRider

    RKRider New Member

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    According to the factory service manual, the tank needs to be removed to replace the plug wires. This seems like overkill since I think I need only a little bit of space.

    Any body have a thought or shortcut please?
     
  2. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, tank needs to be elevated & don't forget to cover/protect it with a towel/cover so you don't get dings while it's up.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member Contributor

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    remove tank mounts raise and support tank careful to protect engine and fuel line, should give enough room to snake the wires in
     
  4. Fourdogs

    Fourdogs Junior Member

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    I need to replace my plug wires as well. I installed the braided cross over line. if I remove the cross over do you know if i can buy just the neoprene, or rubber what ever its made from the lil ferruls? or gaskets; not sure what they are called. I would rather remove the tank just to be safe i like have two left thumbs.
     
  5. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    if ya raise tank as said be carefull not to break fuel line if you dont disconnect it also dont break the clip that holds the spark plug wires to the frame
     
  6. CalgaryBikeBum

    CalgaryBikeBum Active Member

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    I have the braided crossover line on mine too and I have removed it several times without replacing ferrules and didn't have any leaks so far. Just be careful to only tighten nuts as per instruction sheet so a small amount of ferrule is showing up through nut between nut and tubing. Hope that helps
    :D
     
  7. afishinado

    afishinado New Member

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    Learned what I thought would be the case! Gotta lift the tank a little...
    Thanks!
     
  8. lallsdd966

    lallsdd966 Member

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    At what mileage would you want to change your plug wires.
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Welcome to the HDT forum Afishinado, and your first post...glad we were able to help. The precaution of not raising the tank too high so as to not damage the plastic inlet fitting is a real problem.

    If you do happen to break it, there are all brass ones to replace it. Use the Search tab and type key words to find related thread for hardware. As for the spark plug wires, raising the tank and propping it with a small jewelry box or piece of wood works just fine.
     
  10. Wayne R

    Wayne R Active Member

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    I replaced mine at 50k miles, I was having other issues and thought wires might repair the problem turned out the wires were still good, I was also told to disconnect the fuel line at the EFI module and not the tank disconnect as sometimes it may leak there on re-connecting it, and as previously said pull the fuel pump fuse while the bike is running to de-pressurize the fuel system don't like the way gas tastes!