Accel Coil replacement or stay stock?


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Dintrepid00
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Accel Coil replacement or stay stock?

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Hello forum,

I just got the carbs synched on a gl1100 that had set a while. Carb rebuilt and soaked in kerosene for a day....lots of nasty stuff in the soak. Now runs great cold.

Hard to start hot...one of the coils is cracked in 3 placed.... all of the tar melted out of the 2 ignition modules??.

Should I replace both coils with an Accel Super Coil kit or just stay stock... Also why does all that tar come out and will the Accel coils make it worse?

I'd appreciate feedback especially from anyone who has done the Accel 140403 swap

Thanks


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Re: Accel Coil replacement or stay stock?

Post by Rednaxs60 »

I investigated the benefits of the Accel Super Coils and there is a benefit at the upper RPM ranges, but no noticeable difference where most ride.

I purchased a set of coils from Regulatorrectifier.com for my '85 LTD and have found an improvement at idle, but similar performance on the road. Cost was significantly less as well. The coils (including wires) were a direct replacement fit.

I would submit that for most applications on an older GW unless it is significantly modified, OEM or equivalent product will be your best bet.

Sent an email to Accell regarding the Accel Coils 140403. Here is what I got back:

"Thanks for inquiring about ACCEL IGNITION 140403K. These are intended for motorcycles that are point or electronically triggered, utilizing capacitive discharge type ignition systems. If you need additional technical assistance, please contact 1-866-464-6553 to speak with a technical support rep who will assist you with your order. Thank you. - Jon"

Hope this helps.

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Thanks Ernest...I like to stay under 80 so the high speed benefit of Accel is not much for me.
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The real different is getting 30 year old coils or brand new ones..both will work but old ones are old???
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Kind of at a crossroads here with the Accel replacement. I found a set of Accel 140403 coils and wires for 165 with free shipping at denniskirk.com. The Honda coils are the same price but I don't get the wires ( which I need). Leaning toward the Accel but I never spoke with anyone who put them on.

Thanks for the input.
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Try a set of coils off of a 1996 or so Dodge Neon. They will wire right in and sell for $25 to $30 from a junk yard.
I tried it and I aint going back to stock. There is a nice difference on the low end in power.
A quick search here will get ya the info. Well worth the effort, and better than stock. Regards, Johnny
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What he said. $25 new. Good how to write up at Saunders. Probably here too.
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Just fill the module's with JB weld. Recheck after thirty years or so. Regards, Johnny
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Thanks Johnny, Plastic weld or quick weld?
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Plastic will work fine. Regards, Johnny
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I use two part epoxy..
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
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Thanks for the feedback....I ended up just buying an EMGO coil for $28 off Ebay. I was installing it when I realized I could not remember where to put the green ground wire.

I know this is minor but I want to place correctly if possible.

PS I filled the ignition modules with JB Plastic Weld 2 part epoxy....Thanks Johnny


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