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    Highwayside breakdown

    Well, my hawk sputtered out and died while I was commuting to work along a busy highway yesterday. I was able to get it restarted but it did not want to run well at all, I managed to get off the highway and parked in a local lot. Fast forward to this morning, I got the tank and seat off trying to figure out what is going on, fuel delivery seems to be no issue, so I am assuming it's spark. I pull off one of my spark plug caps to pull the plug and this happened: 20220922_094700.jpg
    Oops! Hopefully that's my issue...
    Easy on the throttle, steady on the gears, roll her over gently and she'll last for many years.
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    1988 Grey, Supertrapp stubby, Fox TC, Stage 3 & pods, Vortex clipons, mikuni pump on WW`s batarang, BTT`s res delete, Gino's roller, Brent's sliders and torsion arm, SS thru the SSSA, NC30 rear wheel, & lightened rotor....
    2004 WR450 plated, Trick Dual Sport kit, FMF Power-Bomb Exhaust

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    Update: The plug wires have the threaded head on them, I remounted the connector and all seems right as rain now.

    Wondering if I should replace my plug wires regardless.....
    Easy on the throttle, steady on the gears, roll her over gently and she'll last for many years.
    __________________________________________________ ____________
    1988 Grey, Supertrapp stubby, Fox TC, Stage 3 & pods, Vortex clipons, mikuni pump on WW`s batarang, BTT`s res delete, Gino's roller, Brent's sliders and torsion arm, SS thru the SSSA, NC30 rear wheel, & lightened rotor....
    2004 WR450 plated, Trick Dual Sport kit, FMF Power-Bomb Exhaust

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      #3
      That will definitely cause she an issue. Might want to double check the other 3.
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        #4
        original plug wires are fine on all my 80's bikes, no need for replacement. honda used top-quality stuff. the only wire i ever needed to replace had been chewed upon by a naughty squirrel !

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        Last edited by squirrelman; 09-22-2022, 08:44 PM.
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          #5
          If the plug end doesn't fit on tight anymore then consider trimming the existing wire just a tad. Like ⅛" trimmed with something very sharp so the cut is perfect through both the (thick) insulation and the (heavy) conductor.

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