Pickup coil instalation question - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Where does this wire go?
Includes Electrical mods, Lights, Stator,
Rectifier, Diagrams, etc

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
Captive New Yorker....
peterherrm's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Marlboro, NY
Posts: 264
iTrader: (1)
Send a message via AIM to peterherrm
Pickup coil instalation question

Im about to put my pickup coils back into my cover, but I forgot to mark which one was where when I removed. Does it matter or can they go in either place?

Is there anything I should pay attention to when screwing them in, or do the screws automatically place them with the proper clearance?


Pete Herrmann
1994 Vulcan 750 40K on the clock and counting....

Bought 4/2011 28k Miles,
New Rick's Motorsports R/R
Tim Parrot Stator
Tuxedo Mod
KAW Saddlebag/signal relocation brackets
NGK Iridium Plugs
peterherrm is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 12:34 PM
Member? ... check.
ZCraggRatt's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 513
iTrader: (4)
There are tabs in the casting that will locate the pickups to the stock assembled positions. Technically, the pickups are interchangable physically and electrically, however, there is a right and wrong place for each when matching the color code of the schematics.
The pickup for the front cylinder is mounted in the 8:00 position, and has wire colors of Black/yellow and solid black.
The pickup for the rear cylinder is mounted in the 10:00 position, and has wire colors of Black/White and Black/Red.
Mount them in the correct positions, and match the wire colors to the wire colors of the 4 pin connector that leads to the IC ignitor.
That being said, you may want to consider the pickup coil mod described on this site. Basically, the mod moves the pickups closer to the flywheel; .018"~.020" from the flywheel. I did it to my bike in conjunction with new iridium plugs, and I know that I have no more issue with hot starts. Research the mod. It is easy. And decide if you might want to do it, if you have hot start issues, since you are working in there anyway.


Last edited by ZCraggRatt; 03-16-2012 at 12:37 PM.
ZCraggRatt is offline  
Sponsored Links


ignition , pickup coils , timing

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome