Proper way to bypass resister


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Proper way to bypass resister

Postby TheArtist » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:58 am



I just installed the Andrews coil with a built in 3 ohm resister. What is the proper way to bypass them? Just tape them up and let them hang or plug them together?



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Re: Proper way to bypass resister

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:23 pm

To bypass the two leads need to be connected as the resistor is in series. So if not connected, then the circuit remains open.

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Re: Proper way to bypass resister

Postby TheArtist » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:28 pm

Thanks Fred, can't wait to get back on the road.

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Re: Proper way to bypass resister

Postby TheArtist » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:43 am

I got it installed and could not even get it to fire. From what I read, the wires to the coil has no basic pattern. I did keep the same wires for the same coil.HELP!!

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Re: Proper way to bypass resister

Postby TheArtist » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:41 am

Just talked to the factory and got a better tech, he said these coils have a .6 ohm resistance. Do i have to put the glass resistor back on??

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Re: Proper way to bypass resister

Postby Fred Camper » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:11 pm

It will run without the resistor, but just not for as long. So that is not your "no running" issue. The wires need to be correct on the coils, when I did mine I had them wrong the first time and had to look back at my pictures to figure it out. But yes, at some point you will need to re install the resistor with those coils. Dynatech coils have the proper resistance to not require the external resistor. If I recall correctly the resistor just protects the coil, so perhaps yours are still okay without a resistor but better confirm with your tech support fella.

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Re: Proper way to bypass resister

Postby TheArtist » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:37 am

When I talked to the factory, he mentioned checking the resistance. I have never done this so i got the book out to learn how. He was correct at .6 for the Andrews coil I had. It was hard to tell but it was less than one. So decided to check the stock coil, it was 2ohms, the Honda stock resistor, 3 ohms, and the glass one they had read at 2.5 ohms.
I decided to put the orginal eqipment back in until I can afford the Dyna. Hope I didn't hurt anything.




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