after market ignition coils


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Blackdog0501
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after market ignition coils

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On my GL1000 , I've replaced the points w/ CDI. Now, I'd like to replace the coils with something to match the reliability. Accel has a reasonably priced set, (prt# 140403) and I was wondering if anyone has had experience with these , or could recommend others. Thanks.


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The Wolf
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Re: after market ignition coils

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I just replaced the electronic ignition and the coils with Dynatek . They seem to work good. Had to replace several of the end caps going to the plugs. They are resistive caps with 5 k ohms, so that’s something you might want to check too.
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The Wolf
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Oh forgot to mention if you replace the coils you’ll have to cut off a couple of inches from the air filter box.
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Thanks Wolf.
Air box is not an issue. I have a solo Holley carb.
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I have Accel coils on my 76. Installed 10 years ago. Work great, no complaints. Nice hot spark.
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thanks ding dong. Just what I wanted to know! Love the yellow.


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