Removing 8V plug leads

I’m thinking of checking the valve clearances on my 8V Griso (it’s a bit
clattery, which is probably better than being a bit quiet). I understand one has to be very careful in removing the plug leads or they break.Can anyone recommend a technique? Anything else I should be aware of when doing this?

GZK6NK2013-09-08 21:59:39

Here’s a video showing the removal of the plug caps using cable ties:

And a tutorial on adjusting the valves:

Some people choose to replace the stock caps with NGKs. I’m going to do this later in the week. Discussion and tutorial here: 13:40:05