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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-16-2013, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
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Ignition wires

Just got done taking tank off checking ignition wires and putting on the thunder intake gasket. Everyone should check the wires under the tank. Mine were rubbing and just was a matter of time before they rubbed through. The intake gasket was pretty simple. Did not have to loosen throttle gables.


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is the intake gasket an dealer covered issue?

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No they don't admit there is a leak. You can get the gasket from Thunder MFG. only 6 dollars. Easy to install. Have not ride it yet to see if it makes a difference in decel popping or fuel mpg. I will let everyone know.


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Does it come with instructions on how to install? I'm a big dummy

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No it does not. If you get one when your ready to install it you can call me and I will try to walk you through it.


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Can you throw up a link for the gasket you ordered, for $6 I might as well do it and get it over with so I can sleep at night. I just want the link so I know I'm ordering the right one.
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http://www.thundermfg.com/store/inde...t_detail&p=472 You will have to call them to get cheaper shipping.

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Will taping/covering the wires really cure it though? Won't it just rub through the tape? Is there a solution where you could somehow pull the wires back and keep them off of the area where they are rubbing?

I don't have a 1700 so I don't know; but it just got me thinking. Electrical tape might be a good band-aid but anything that can wear through wire insulation can wear through electrical tape as well!

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Will taping/covering the wires really cure it though? Won't it just rub through the tape? Is there a solution where you could somehow pull the wires back and keep them off of the area where they are rubbing?

I don't have a 1700 so I don't know; but it just got me thinking. Electrical tape might be a good band-aid but anything that can wear through wire insulation can wear through electrical tape as well!
I dont know thats how I fixed it for now. I will ride it another 20000 miles and check it.

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Electrical tape is like duck tape, it's just a temporary fix. Just the other day I had to fix something with duck tape, my wife chewed right threw it.

I checked out to see how much shipping was for the gasket! Twice as much as the gasket, that's ignorant! I didn't find a number, only a email to contact them. I got thinking that my brothers a mechanic not that it takes one to do it but he said he has gasket material and could make one so I might just have him make one and not spend a dime.

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