Super Coil Kit


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Super Coil Kit

Postby pshaginaw » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:21 pm



Has anyone tried the ACCEL four-cylinder coil kit on a '78 GL1000? (Dennis Kirk catalog # 20-309)

I see on the forum posts that DYNATEK coils have been used; I assume these are the 3ohm 12v angled dual output coils.(Dennis Kirk #20-261) Are these the best replacements for the stock coils?



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Re: Super Coil Kit

Postby Fred Camper » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:31 pm

The Accel coils point the wires toward the air cleaner so significant air box mods may be required. The Dynatek coils angle the wires down so only a trim of the air cleaner snorkel is needed. Yes, you need the 3 ohms, but I expect both can give you that. And neither require the ballast resistor if you run electronic ignition and that lets the plug gap go up from 0.28 to 0.35 and a better sparks is the result.

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Re: Super Coil Kit

Postby dingdong » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:33 am

I have the Accel coils on my 76. The only mod is to the air box snorkel. I had to shorten it by about an inch. I have the Dyna ignition and both work great. No ballast needed. Truth is I chose them for cosmetic reasons, yellow vs green, and they came with yellow plug wires. :lol:
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Re: Super Coil Kit

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:21 pm

So it really comes down to a color choices as both are good companies. The air box snorkel mod does allow the air box to be removed easier.

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Re: Super Coil Kit

Postby dingdong » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:16 am

Actually when I first installed them one of the coils was defective. Accel just sent me a whole new kit. No questions asked.
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Re: Super Coil Kit

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:49 pm

Dynatek stands behind their coils too, even outside of the documented warranty period. Coils are expected to last a long time and Dynatek and Accel both know that and at least Dynatek support it with company policy.

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Re: Super Coil Kit

Postby Rowdy » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:56 pm

I have dyna coils and dyna ignition on 1978 work great easy to install DYNA people are lots of help .
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Re: Super Coil Kit

Postby pshaginaw » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:50 pm

Thanks to everyone who replied. Looks to me as if either kit would do. I'll have to decide on the electronic ignition however. Did that on a '73 Yamaha TX-650 and never had to bother with it after the initial set-up. Cost vs convenience is the issue. Lots for me to think about from the good advice and experience with each type of coil.




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