Replacing 76 GL1000 coils with 77 GL1000 coils


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Replacing 76 GL1000 coils with 77 GL1000 coils

Post by bentoserve@gmail.com » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:25 pm



Hi,
I'm replacing my 76 GL1000 ignition coils with 77 GL1000 coils. My question is that the 76 Coils had a box labeled "ARS Ignition System" connected to the coils, but the 77 coils don't have this ARS box. Is it ok to bypass this ARS box and not have any issues?

Thanks,
Ben



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Re: Replacing 76 GL1000 coils with 77 GL1000 coils

Post by dingdong » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:21 am

Well that is not an oem device. Can't find much on google about ARS ignition system. Couple of hits include a remote start system and also a breathalyzer :shock: . ??? Do you still have the original points ignition?
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Re: Replacing 76 GL1000 coils with 77 GL1000 coils

Post by bentoserve@gmail.com » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:11 pm

Well, I installed the ignition coils from the 77 GL1000 on the 76 GL1000 and it seems to be running fine. This 76 GL1000 has an electronic ignition and points I believe. Here's a photo of the "A.R.C. Ignition System" box that was attached to the original 76 GL1000 coils. Hopefully, it will continue to run good with the 77 coils installed.
Thanks for input.
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Re: Replacing 76 GL1000 coils with 77 GL1000 coils

Post by SnoBrdr » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:23 pm

bentoserve@gmail.com wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:11 pm
Well, I installed the ignition coils from the 77 GL1000 on the 76 GL1000 and it seems to be running fine. This 76 GL1000 has an electronic ignition and points I believe. Here's a photo of the "A.R.C. Ignition System" box that was attached to the original 76 GL1000 coils. Hopefully, it will continue to run good with the 77 coils installed.
Thanks for input.
Ben
You can have one or the other.

Can't have both.

Wonder if this was it. http://www.powerarc.com/

or this: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=23446.0

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Re: Replacing 76 GL1000 coils with 77 GL1000 coils

Post by Fred Camper » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:01 pm

Not sure it is a good idea to replace a failed 41 year old coil with a good 40 year old coil. Dyna makes some very nice coils that will last a lot longer and not develop a crack before the next rain shower when you are caught out riding. Electronics weak links are age and heat.



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