Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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- Location: Lexington, KY
- Motorcycle: 1983 Goldwing Interstate
I was just wondering if there is any advantage to replacing the coil pack on my 83 just because it is 30+ years old. There is nothing wrong with the one I have, but would a new one (either the Dodge Neon coils or a new aftermarket one), make the bike perform any better?
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I agree with the "if it ain't broke" mantra. I still have the stock ones on my 1100. I have seen that some have used a coil from a Dodge Neon. Supposed to be cheap and a hotter spark.
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Yes it should run better, it should run a lot better...Either aftermarket or a Neon one will make it run much better if you have cracks in the one's you have,, I was given a set of on the Neon one's and my cycle runs great...
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I also agree with the "if it ain't broke don't fix it", because you can get yourself into trouble. But I also believe that electrical components do wear out over the years. I haven't done the upgrade yet to Neon coils, but I heard there is a noticeable difference when you do. Just make sure to read up on it and do it right. And hold onto all those old parts in case you have problems with the new stuff.
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