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I decided to start a new thread for this one. I'm installing new ignition wires with NGK boots. Now I can get to the coil near the seat, though how to I get to the coil under the tank? I know this will sound stupid but if I have to take off the tank, is there a thread that would explain how this is done? Also Any special considerations in installing the new wires to the coils? Thanks again.

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I'm not sure of a thread detailing this but it is quite simple. First, turn your fuel cock to off. Second, remove your seat. (10mm socket) Third, uyou'll see a small electrical connection at the base of the tank. Mine is white. Disconnect that. Third, remove the fuel & vacume line from the fuel cock. Fourth, remove the three bolts holding the tank. One on each side & one in the rear of the tank. (12mm socket). Once the tank is removed you will have to remove the black frame collar, with the reflecter. Your coil is under that. Voila! A Coil!
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I decided to start a new thread for this one. I'm installing new ignition wires with NGK boots. Now I can get to the coil near the seat, though how to I get to the coil under the tank? I know this will sound stupid but if I have to take off the tank, is there a thread that would explain how this is done? Also Any special considerations in installing the new wires to the coils? Thanks again.

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I didnt have to, but its easier.


Are you using the Factory OE coils?

Let me turn you onto something that worked better for me..
http://www.accel-motorcycle.com/Prod...inselection=21

I put a set of these on. Dont use their wires. They are total crap!

http://www.magnecor.com/magnecor1/main.htm

Had these guys make wires per my spec.

This combo will snap you across the room when it lights. Bolt and wires right into the factory spot..Tight fit on the neck, but works pretty darn well.

1990 Vulcan
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Saturn Plum/55 Tbird red.
Accel Coils.Mangacore wires.Corbin Seat.
Cobra exhaust.Jetted to 1.1 lamda.
Wide levers,cushy grips, All steel lines....
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Thank you. Yes that seems quite simple. Now to get into that garage and start doing that.
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I'd like those too...

Let me turn you onto something that worked better for me..
http://www.accel-motorcycle.com/Prod...inselection=21

I put a set of these on.


How much did those beautiful coils set you back?

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Let me turn you onto something that worked better for me..
http://www.accel-motorcycle.com/Prod...inselection=21

I put a set of these on.


How much did those beautiful coils set you back?

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I bought them years ago. If they were $100, that would be a lot. They really werent very bad.

The problem I had was the plug wires. Those things would snap through any insulation I tried. Humidity was a real hassle.

The only ones I could find were the Magnacore ones. The 8mm was fine. No need for the crazy 10mm. If I had to guess, in todays money the whole project would run about $200.

1990 Vulcan
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Saturn Plum/55 Tbird red.
Accel Coils.Mangacore wires.Corbin Seat.
Cobra exhaust.Jetted to 1.1 lamda.
Wide levers,cushy grips, All steel lines....
Actually, I've changed more stuff then I can remember.
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Yes I still have the stock coils. Though what you showed are interesting. Since I am not doing my project till the weekend. I might as well order those. It is the inductive model not the C.D.I. correct? Also, are these wires ok or crap? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawas...QQcmdZViewItem
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Dont know. Never used them. The biggest problem I had was the rear cylinder. When the new coil is in place, using a 90 degree wire end (have to, kind of a tight fit) the coil would overwhelm every wire I tried except the Magnacor wires. So, I can vouche for the wires that come with it (Crap!) and the magnacor (Best one I found).

Also, keep in mind, the Accell coils have ends more like a car. None of that silly screw a wire in stuff here. So, those wires may not work... Dunno.

Our bikes, adn jsut about everything on the road is inductive. CDI is Capactive Discharge Ignition. Usually this is seen on Hod rod setups...MSD is a big maker of them. It actually uses multiple snaps instead of one...


Bottom line is you want the inductive one.

1990 Vulcan
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Saturn Plum/55 Tbird red.
Accel Coils.Mangacore wires.Corbin Seat.
Cobra exhaust.Jetted to 1.1 lamda.
Wide levers,cushy grips, All steel lines....
Actually, I've changed more stuff then I can remember.
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So I contacted magnecore and they were very responsive. However, they this is what they told me. "we do not use those type of spark plug connectors, I will need more information. What I need to know, for each of the longer and shorter plug ends, is how far above the spark plug do they make an angle and if there are any clearance problems? I basically need to know what is the maximum and minimum distance (measured from the top of the spark plug) that the connector needs to make the angle."

What Should I tell them. Thank a bunch
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So I contacted magnecore and they were very responsive. However, they this is what they told me. "we do not use those type of spark plug connectors, I will need more information. What I need to know, for each of the longer and shorter plug ends, is how far above the spark plug do they make an angle and if there are any clearance problems? I basically need to know what is the maximum and minimum distance (measured from the top of the spark plug) that the connector needs to make the angle."

What Should I tell them. Thank a bunch

They are awesome! They make the best wries I've seen. Top shelf! Are you talking about the ones in the tube? If so, you can use a straight boot, no biggie.

The one under the seat needed 90 degree boots, the one on the neck needed stright ones. I'll have to check for sure, going by memory.

Probably your best bet is to mount the coils, then figure out what you need (Lenth,Boot type)

Its worth the trouble, I promise!

1990 Vulcan
------------------------------
Saturn Plum/55 Tbird red.
Accel Coils.Mangacore wires.Corbin Seat.
Cobra exhaust.Jetted to 1.1 lamda.
Wide levers,cushy grips, All steel lines....
Actually, I've changed more stuff then I can remember.
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