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Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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bandit12
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coils

Postby bandit12 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:10 pm



Hey, guys I am a new goldwing owner just got a 1977 GL 1000. The last owner says that the coiles are bad he has some on order they will be in this week. is ther more to this then bad coils . It was runing untell aug last yr.
Thanks MIke. :?:



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Re: coils

Postby thrasherg » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:15 pm

HI Mike and welcome to the club.
Coils do go bad with age, but so do many other parts in the ignition system!! I hate to say it, but your best bet is to get a workshop manual and test the ignition system (Points, condensers, CDI (I don't think your has this), coil, etc).. It may prove to be the coils, but it could be something as simple as a failed condenser or points.. The manual will explain how to check the system with a multi-meter and a little bit of time..

Gary

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Re: coils

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:51 pm

I can remember that little flippen condenser messed my 71 cougar up, I replace that little bugger and all was well, the car ran sloppy and missed really bad and would die out, little condenser is all it was... Man oh man... :shock:

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Re: coils

Postby Peppyone1955 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:25 pm

I really can't see both coils going out at the same time. I would be checking the points, wiring to points, Ignition switch & kill switch. I'm thinking more kill switch or ignition switch but I've been wrong before. Just my two cents! Good luck.

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Fred Camper
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Re: coils

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:03 pm

I have Dyna Coils, Dyna Electronic Ignition and Dyna Ignition wires on my 1977 and she runs great. I know you can do just fine with points and condenser, but I like the lower maintenance of the electronic ignition.

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bandit12
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Re: coils

Postby bandit12 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:36 pm

Thanks for all the info. can i get a man. from my L Honda shop or do ineed to get on line it didn't come with the owners man. :?:
Thanks Mike

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bobalooby1
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Re: coils

Postby bobalooby1 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:23 pm

1977....? if i've still got a memory? these were point and condenser ignitions... always screw'n up!.....

curtis71
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Re: coils

Postby curtis71 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:36 am

I went ahead and put a Total Dyna ignition in mine,coils,wires and electronic ignition,couldnt see spending the money and not doing this

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Re: coils

Postby Fred Camper » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:29 pm

Dyna is not inexpensive, but you get what you paid for. They stand behind their stuff and are around for the long haul.




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