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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-02-2012, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Pickup coil mod

I have a start up issue im trying to solve. It has been happening ever since i bought the bike and have read it seems kind of normal(besides the mod to fix it). I have a brand new gel cell battery and NGK iridium spark plugs installed. Cold starts a whole lot better, first time everytime but the hot start is driving me crazy. So after some reading through the forum it seems the pickup coil mod might just help me and i just want to make sure i do this right, so i just want to verify something about it.

In the pictures of the mod it shows a modified end and unmodified end, but am i correct in assuming you do modify both sides of the pickup coil bracket? Just want to make sure i wont be screwing anything up by accident. Seems pretty easy though..thanks for any advice on the mod
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I have a start up issue im trying to solve. It has been happening ever since i bought the bike and have read it seems kind of normal(besides the mod to fix it). I have a brand new gel cell battery and NGK iridium spark plugs installed. Cold starts a whole lot better, first time everytime but the hot start is driving me crazy. So after some reading through the forum it seems the pickup coil mod might just help me and i just want to make sure i do this right, so i just want to verify something about it.

In the pictures of the mod it shows a modified end and unmodified end, but am i correct in assuming you do modify both sides of the pickup coil bracket? Just want to make sure i wont be screwing anything up by accident. Seems pretty easy though..thanks for any advice on the mod
Both ends. That's how I did mine

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To be honest the picture has me confused as well, and the accompanying text isn't that helpful either!

I personally don't have hot start issues, but I was curious to do it anyways. I ended up being confused by the post and abandoning it.

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Well if both sides worked for you then i guess thats what i'll do when i get a chance. The pictures help understand the mod better but the directions could be a little clearer or just a little more info about it. Thanks anyway

*2001 Vulcan 750*
CA Emissions removed
Ear Shave, Rejet, and coastered
V&H Cruizer exhaust
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
R/R Relocation
Pick up Coil Mod
Small windshield
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Thinking about painting a new color..
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Well if both sides worked for you then i guess thats what i'll do when i get a chance. The pictures help understand the mod better but the directions could be a little clearer or just a little more info about it. Thanks anyway
You're welcome. In a previous mod the locating nubs were removed and the plate slid over. This way is a little easier.

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YES! both ends of the bracket get modified (on both pickups)...the gap should be even from end to end of the magnet.

I did this mod before new iridium plugs and before AGM battery and it absolutely improved the hot starts! with the plugs and battery and the mod, the bike starts every time with the slightest blip of the start button. I am a believer in this mod!
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Boy, do I feel like a slow learner now.

After reading the several threads on this topic, and seeing the color diagram in the link above, I had always thought the bracket only got modified on one end.

It certainly makes more sense to modify both ends so the pickup coil is parallel to the rotor magnet along its whole length, instead of being closer on one end.

Just goes to show that an old dog, or in this case an OlHoss, CAN learn new tricks.

Thanks to k-aultz for asking the question, all the rest of you for responding, and once again to Roach for confirming how a procedure is done on one of his videos.

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Boy, do I feel like a slow learner now.

After reading the several threads on this topic, and seeing the color diagram in the link above, I had always thought the bracket only got modified on one end.

It certainly makes more sense to modify both ends so the pickup coil is parallel to the rotor magnet along its whole length, instead of being closer on one end.

Just goes to show that an old dog, or in this case an OlHoss, CAN learn new tricks.

Thanks to k-aultz for asking the question, all the rest of you for responding, and once again to Roach for confirming how a procedure is done on one of his videos.
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Hey no problem, I had to make sure i was going to do it right. I assumed doing both holes for both brackets was the way to go, but you dont know till youw ask! And thank you everyone for the answers

*2001 Vulcan 750*
CA Emissions removed
Ear Shave, Rejet, and coastered
V&H Cruizer exhaust
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
R/R Relocation
Pick up Coil Mod
Small windshield
Saddle bags
New throttle/choke cables
New crome/foam grips
Thinking about painting a new color..
Fixing Fixing Fixing
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