New coil pack


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glasshead
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New coil pack

Postby glasshead » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:21 am



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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Re: New coil pack

Postby ct1500 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:09 pm

If they show signs of cracking that is your que to replace.
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sfruechte
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Re: New coil pack

Postby sfruechte » Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:28 pm

My 77 still has the originals after more than 221,000 miles. I don't plan on replacing them unless I have a reason to.

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David-Mantle
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Re: New coil pack

Postby David-Mantle » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:11 am

If it ain`t broke don`t fix it.
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tunaboy
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Re: New coil pack

Postby tunaboy » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:55 am

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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Re: New coil pack

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:07 pm

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... :D

jim8mad
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Re: New coil pack

Postby jim8mad » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:42 pm

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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Re: New coil pack

Postby sfruechte » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:22 am

As much as I appreciate a pure stock machine, this redeployment of Neon coils is pure genius.




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