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Old 09-25-2008, 02:44 PM   #11
Gumbeaux
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found a reason to carry stainless safety wire.

I crashed...and my TT fairing guards crushed my ignition coil and destroyed the white ceramic/porcelain/whatever around the spark plug. Bike was misfiring...electrical arcing. I was with a "Macgyver" who pulled out some stainless safety wire, twisted it on top of the remains of the spark plug, and connected it up into the remains of the ignition coil. Got a good electrical connection, zipped tied it up on and we rode on...

Of course, I didn't ride like this for long...and I replaced all said parts appropriately...

the biggest thing I learned was bring the right stuff along and don't panic...there is a solution in that toolbag somewhere.
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