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Su­max Clas­sic Thun­der 7mm Plug Wires

Keep­ing up with stan­dard main­te­nance is an es­sen­tial part of mo­tor­cy­cle own­er­ship. Spark plugs are a part of the stan­dard main­te­nance cat­e­gory.

We needed to re­place our spark plugs (H-D part #6R12, $4.95/piece) on our 2012 Road King project bike, and while we were in there we thought why not up­grade the spark plug wires? We de­cided to run a set from Su­max, the Clas­sic Thun­der Braided Cloth Wires (part #C20236, $39.95/ set). Th­ese are 7mm black sil­i­cone with syn­thetic jack­et­ing and re­sist heat, oil, and abra­sion. A com­bi­na­tion Kevlar he­li­cally spi­ral wound core at 350-ohm-per-foot re­sis­tance de­liv­ers greater spark en­ergy while im­prov­ing power, idle, and fuel ef­fi­ciency.

For a low price, you can im­prove in mul­ti­ple cat­e­gories: power, fuel ef­fi­ciency, and aes­thet­ics. We went with the red with black tracer col­ors to match our bike, but they have a hand­ful of other color op­tions to choose from. Fol­low along as we in­stall our Su­max Spark Plug Wires on our Road King.

Our 7mm red-and-black tracer spark plug wires from Su­max ready to be in­stalled along with a new stock set of plugs from H-D.

With the new plugs torqued down to 14 pound-feet, we in­stalled the new Clas­sic Thun­der plug wires onto the ig­ni­tion coil and the spark plugs. In less than five min­utes our job was done and we were ready to en­joy the ben­e­fits of our fresh plugs and up­graded plug wires.

First things first we re­moved the boots from the old spark plugs and re­moved the other end of the wires from the ig­ni­tion coil and dis­carded the old plug wires.

With the old plug wires re­moved and out of the way, we went ahead and re­moved the two spark plugs us­ing a 5/8-inch spark plug socket.

We used a bit of anti-seize on the new plugs’ threads and in­stalled into the heads.

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