79 GL1000 coils


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79 GL1000 coils

Postby furmac » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:23 am



Hi just wondering if the coils on my 79 Gl1000 can be rebuilted???
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Re: 79 GL1000 coils

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:38 am

I haven't ever seen a rebuild kit for them - and I do see old coils available on eBay etc., so my guess would be no...but that doesn't mean you can't try. :)

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Re: 79 GL1000 coils

Postby furmac » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:43 am

Ok thanks I will check out EBAY
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Re: 79 GL1000 coils

Postby Old Fogey » Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:30 am

Not sure what you mean by rebuilt. If you mean fitting new HT leads the answer is No. The 1100 ones (with replaceable leads) can be fitted with a little work. There is more info on here http://www.nakedgoldwings.com/
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Re: 79 GL1000 coils

Postby BlueThunder » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:19 pm

No they can't. But more importantly... why would you want to? Stock coils are anemic at best. Replace them with Accel or Dyna coils. Or with coils from a 1979-1983 DOHC CB750/CB900/CB1100F models. Use 7mm silicone spark wires (from an auto parts store - use a universal set for a 4 cylinder). You'll enjoy better starts, better gas mileage, faster warm ups and smoother idles.

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Re: 79 GL1000 coils

Postby Old Fogey » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:00 am

BlueThunder wrote:No they can't. But more importantly... why would you want to? Stock coils are anemic at best. Replace them with Accel or Dyna coils. Or with coils from a 1979-1983 DOHC CB750/CB900/CB1100F models. Use 7mm silicone spark wires (from an auto parts store - use a universal set for a 4 cylinder). You'll enjoy better starts, better gas mileage, faster warm ups and smoother idles.


Amazing. In that case the next time I come back from a run I better take the 1100 coils I have fitted off since that run was obviously an illusion.!

Oh no, wait a minute, no need to do that as they are exactly the same coils as the ones you recommend!

Check the fitting list here.
http://www.onlinemcparts.com/mcparts.ph ... rch=Search


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