Coils on 1983 GL 1100I


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cmeier65
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Coils on 1983 GL 1100I

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I have an intermittent no spark issue on cylinders 1 and 3. Thought coils either worked or don't work. Haven't put a meter to them yet, not sure on the specs. Anyone have any ideas on other things to look for? After idling for about 30 seconds the right side exhaust is still cold. Again, it's intermittent, sometimes it's only number 1 not firing. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks


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Re: Coils on 1983 GL 1100I

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Check your connections and wires on the coils and test it with the voltmeter be your best bet then move on from there if it tests out good. Best to go down one path at a time. I am sure someone will chime in with the specs for the voltmeter unfortunately I don't have those and haven't had to do this as of yet. Randakks has some stuff on how to test coils I believe.
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Re: Coils on 1983 GL 1100I

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cmeier65 wrote:I have an intermittent no spark issue on cylinders 1 and 3. Thought coils either worked or don't work. Haven't put a meter to them yet, not sure on the specs. Anyone have any ideas on other things to look for? After idling for about 30 seconds the right side exhaust is still cold. Again, it's intermittent, sometimes it's only number 1 not firing. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
Cylinders 1 and 3 are fired by separate coils. #1 and #2 (front two) fire from one coil and #3 and #4 (rear two) fire from the other, so if #1 and #3 are not firing, I would say your problem isn't coils. Are you sure it's the spark that's disappearing? Could be lack of fuel due to a blockage in the carbs for those two cylinders.

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