Spark plug wire problems...

3 replies to this topic
  • kizzle426

Posted May 02, 2005 - 07:25 PM


I've been having problems getting my spark plug wire to stay on the plug. It seems like the end of the CR8E plug isn't big enough for the plug wire to clamp on. Has anyone else having these problems? I was thinking of trying a BR8E. PLEASE help me. It's coming off while I'm on the track!! :naughty: Anyway...thanks in advance for all your help guys.

  • 02YZ426

Posted May 02, 2005 - 07:30 PM


Do you mean that its not clicking onto the plug? That happend to mine, and I just bent the clip inside the boot a bit and it snaped on fine after that.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • grayracer513

Posted May 02, 2005 - 07:31 PM


Check the plug well drain hole to see if it's blocked. That's the little mystery hole in the right side of the head that you never knew where it went. It's supposed to allow fluids to drain away from the spark plug well, but if it gets blocked, and there is a pressure build up from a combustion leak at the plug or steam from trapped moisture, it can pop the plug boot off.

Run a piece of wire up into it and follow up with compressed air if you have it.

  • kizzle426

Posted May 02, 2005 - 07:34 PM


I'll bend the clip and run the wire. I didn't even look in there to see if there was a clip. I have a lot of things to learn about these bikes...but in the mean time...I LOVE MY 426!! Anyway...thanks for your help guys. I can always count on this site. :naughty:

Related Content


Chubby dad, looking at bikes , First trip to the orange/black forum ! by Slow_ride

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   KTM   250-530 EXC/MXC/SXC/XC-W/XCR-W (4-Strokes)
  • Hot  28 replies

Snake pit oct 30th by The Anvil

Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Regional Discussion   California
  • Hot  106 replies

Michigan Motocross Tires by 288yz450

Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Regional Discussion   North
  • 1 reply

Thinking about Yamaha 250... by Arctic Pride

Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  491 replies

Need help by Goforaride

Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Technical Forums   Suspension
  • Hot  68 replies

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.