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    I was pulling the spark plug boot off of the spark plug and I slipped and pulled the wire out of the boot.........I pushed it back in hard so I'm hoping it's OK. Is that a problem? Should I replace the wire/boot or would I have to replace the whole harness?

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    Did the plug connector come off the wire? If not, you should be okay. But, that's based on experience from shade treeing on cars. If the connector pulled off, I'd suggest looking into new wires.

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    I pulled mine off last week, If you look inside the boot, there is a pin in there that sticks inside the wire, Just push the wire back in the boot and you should be ok.
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    Try putting a very small amount of Dielectric Grease on the inside lip of the boot and the next time around you shouldn't have any problem gettign the boots off.
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    Did the same thing about a year ago, all I did was push back together and it is working well. I don't believe that these s/p wires are 'attached' to the boot. As long as you didn't mash up the end of the wire, you should be OK

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    I am not sure how the plug wires are assembled on the X. Sounds like a few have pulled them apart and had success just pushing them back into the boot. However, when working with cars and this happens, I found it best in the long run to just replace the wire. Helpful hint when removing the plug wires, or any rubber part from metal, simply twist right and left while pulling to help brake the seal. Comes off a lot easier. Also as mentioned above, some dielectrical grease will keep the plug wires from sticking too.
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    A lot of bike wires are made different that automotive wires. Many have removable caps that just twist off. So twist it back on the aforementioned pin and all should be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bo_mull View Post
    I pulled mine off last week, If you look inside the boot, there is a pin in there that sticks inside the wire, Just push the wire back in the boot and you should be ok.
    This is what I did 20,000 miles ago. Still running on that same wire with no issues.
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