'80 GL1100 Coils only testing at 1.5


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'80 GL1100 Coils only testing at 1.5

Postby maritimeboy » Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:24 pm



I read on here somewhere that the coils should test around 3 ohms on the multimeter....am I wrong.
Here are the settings on the meter and the terminals that I tested from. These are new coils.

I now have no spark and the fuel pump is pissing dry.

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Re: '80 GL1100 Coils only testing at 1.5

Postby dingdong » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:00 am

Stock coils on the 1980/81 gl1100 should read .4 Ω. You say yours are new. New stock coils??? Aftermarket of some kind? What are they? I hope that isn't one of them in the picture. .4 Ω will be difficult to test on a meter that has a low setting of 200 Ω., 1.5 could be just meter/lead error.
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Re: '80 GL1100 Coils only testing at 1.5

Postby maritimeboy » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:26 am

Thx for responding. They are aftermarket and new. The one in the pic is the old one.
What setting should I use for an a curate reading? I assumed that with a small expected number that the low setting was a good choice.
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Re: '80 GL1100 Coils only testing at 1.5

Postby dingdong » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:30 am

200 is the proper setting for that meter. It is just that some of the cheaper meters are not very accurate for smaller readings like .4 Ω. I was just pointing out that your 1.5 Ω may not be accurate. Touch your leads together and see what the reading is. There probably will be some resistance just from the leads that you will need to compensate for.


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