Accel coil upgrade


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pcatarelli
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Accel coil upgrade

Postby pcatarelli » Wed May 27, 2015 6:28 pm



good evening all
I have a 1984 GL1200 and am looking to replace the coils with the Accel system and their asking me if the bike has Non-CDI or CDI Im not sure which I have can anyone help. also has any one upgrade to the Accel units and how are they



84Gl1200rider
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Re: Accel coil upgrade

Postby 84Gl1200rider » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:59 am

Hey sounds like a good upgrade keep us posted. I know you can upgrade to1500 coils have seen this on other post sights.

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Whisky
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Re: Accel coil upgrade

Postby Whisky » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:58 pm

I done it on my rebuild. I got done with it just recently. Put on super coils. I don't know for sure what they are asking but mine was accel. My bike is an 1984 Aspencade. I done a lot to it new coils. new plugs, wires, starter, battery. It does not even make a noise when I turn it over it just runs. Awsome.

84Gl1200rider
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Re: Accel coil upgrade

Postby 84Gl1200rider » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:39 am

Hello which accel coils did you buy and did you have to modify mounting brackets and how did you wire them up. What size spark plug wires are you using with your set up. I would like to do the same set up on my 84. Thanks for info[spotwalla][/spotwalla]

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Whisky
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Re: Accel coil upgrade

Postby Whisky » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:11 pm

I went on ebay and bought them. I had to modify the old bracket a little to make it work. It had 8.8MM spark plug wire I bought them from a seller on there. was 189.00. I think it was worth the money but maybe if you look around you may find a bargin. Here is the link to were I bought mine. http://www.ebay.com/usr/performanceintl ... 7675.l2559
The instruction will tell you to hook it up the same way the old one was. But the problem is they are front and back instead of side by side. Just imagine them turn 180 degrees when you hook up the wires. If there is any problem when you get them installed. you may have the two wires turned around for that side. Switch them first and see if that works. I hope that was helpful




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