Dyna coils on 76 GL1000

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Dyna coils on 76 GL1000

Post by ntintruder »

I bought a 76 GL1000, coils were bad so I installed new Dyna coils. Later I installed the Dyna electronic ignition . I ran the original ballast resistor and piggybacked another resistor from Dyna coil because I was told that this was the way to go. Now I read that I don't need ballast resistors at all with Dyna coils and the Dyna electronic system and that I'm not getting the benefit of the upgrade coils. Can't seem to get a straight answer on this.

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Re: Dyna coils on 76 GL1000

Post by SteveB123 »

Best advice on product installation usually comes from the guys that screw them together.

http://www.powercommander.com/downloads ... rdCoil.pdf

Sounds like you're choking that coil by not giving it full juice.
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Re: Dyna coils on 76 GL1000

Post by JellyBelly »

Dyna's recommendation regarding the retention / non-retention of the stock ballast depends partially on whether you have stock or non-stock coils. But there is an additional point of confusion - some Dyna implementations call for a "piggy-back" ballast to be used in conjunction with the OEM ballast resistor when retaining stock coils. Other implementations with stock coils provide a substitute DYNA ballast and the OEM ballast is not used.

NAPA makes a ballast resistor which is rated at 1.82 ohms (versus 3.0 ohms for the stock ballast). The NAPA part number is #ICR13.

Randakks suggestions - http://www.randakks.com/TechTip38.htm.

Look at the table he includes on this page.
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Re: Dyna coils on 76 GL1000

Post by Fred Camper »

If you run a Dynatek Dyna3 ignition or a III igntion, and Dynatek coils, then the proper build is to use no ballast resistor at all. The ignition and coils can take the full voltage and you get a better spark with no downside. You need the ballast resistors with Stock coils as they cannot take the current long term.

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