Cooked Coil....


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Psycheonabike
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Cooked Coil....

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Fitted a replacement CDI after the other packed up.....she ran better than ever for a bit. Then this....




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Re: Cooked Coil....

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Did you replace the coils too, or just one of the cdi modules. What I'm wondering about is the ballast resistors. Looks like the coil got hot. Could be internal insulation breakdown. Take resistance readings of primary /secondary on both coils.
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Re: Cooked Coil....

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if you use the car coils, you still have to keep the series resistors, or the coils get too hot and will burn a hole in the case, just like what I see there.
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Stock coils that were working fine until I changed the CDI for another OEM one.


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