Early model coil: where for sale

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kell
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Re: Early model coil

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Post by kell » Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:03 am

As Bart Simpson would say,

"Don't have a Kow, man!"



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Re: Early model coil

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Post by mbskeam » Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:09 am

hello, I've had 3 of these over the years all oem syle but in 12V. 1st one lasted 8-9 years until I killed it, my fualt I left ign on acc., and went to work it cooked it. The 2nd one busted as I was getting off ferry boat 3 years ago. The 3rd one did it to me this last may as I was ridding it to bike show. what I did notice its that the times before # 2 and 3 failed they where loose on the mount ,I took # 2 apart and found the wire right below the pin at plug wire hook up had broke. plus I found rocks,.... yes rocks embedded into the epoxy like potting mat. I could not figure out what they were until I busted it up into small pieces and rocks about 5/8-7/8 across came out of this coil.
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Re: Early model coil

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Post by Cotten » Wed Aug 25, 2004 1:18 pm

I believe in electronic terms the rocks are termed "ballast".

(A feeble joke, in spite of endangering my holyman status!)

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Re: Early model coil

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Post by DuoDave » Wed Aug 25, 2004 7:39 pm

Well, I liked it Cotten. I was going to say you would only find the rocks on the ground side, but I'm glad now that I left it to you! ;)

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Re: Early model coil

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Post by Cotten » Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:50 am

Good one DD.

Where I come from, there are rocks in every field.

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Re: Early model coil

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Post by Cotten » Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:23 pm

Doh! Had a customer's 12v replica coil go bad last week.

It was a decade old; it started intermittently giving out on one lead. It was a bitch to chase down, since it always worked when I rode it.

It is still a matter of opinion whether any other kind of coil would have been more durable.

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Re: Early model coil

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Post by Sidecar » Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:20 pm

My bad ones dropped a cylinder and approx. 10 seconds later dropped the other cylinder.
Didn't take long to run down the problem !!!!

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