coil wire placement


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coil wire placement

Postby tony such » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:05 pm



rebuilding burnt wing..need coil wire info..which coil wire from coil goes to which cylinder...
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Re: coil wire placement

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:09 am

I think this might be what you're looking for?

4 Cylinder Wing Coil Wiring
4 Cylinder Wing Coil Wiring

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Re: coil wire placement

Postby tony such » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:42 pm

thank you for this photo,i had seen it before, it shows #1&3 on right side of bike,cylinder 1 is on the left,correct..

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Re: coil wire placement

Postby tony such » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:56 pm

also my set of coils have a ballast resistor in series with both coils,tied to the center posts..

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Re: coil wire placement

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:50 pm

No, cylinders 1 and 3 are on the right side of the bike as shown in that diagram.

You can see the ballast resistor in this diagram excerpt:

Coil circuit
Coil circuit


And in the ignition system overview diagram:

Coils with ballast resistor
Coils with ballast resistor

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Re: coil wire placement

Postby tony such » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:22 pm

OK thank you very much..three references cant be wrong,must be ME..have changed coils to match..Thanks again,more work is still needed till startup,will keep posting as i get closer....wingnuttony




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