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replacing Pickup coils

The pickup coil for the front cylinder on my 750 opened this summer. Now its only running on the back cylinder. Do you really have to remove the engine as stated in the manual? How difficult are they to replace with engine still in bike?

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you will soon find that the books say remove the engine for everything....

Like on page 83 in the clymers, it says to change the oil start by removing the engine listed on page 45.....
But there are alot of stuff where the engine isnt needed to be removed.

1) remove the smaller outter stator side cover (this is the one with 3 screws, drain oil first)
2) determine your damaged pick up coil
3) splice into the wire with the new coil. make sure the wires are soldered together, and use a small gauge hi temp shrink wrap ( atleast the 180c kind with chem resistance).
4) reassemble

the high temp shrink wrap is needed and so is the solder, so no skiping those. If you dont want to do that, then yes an engine pull is needed...


how do you know its the pick up coil?

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I think you only need to remove the gas tank and the plastic thingies up by the bars - the pickup coil is right under there and you shouldn't have any trouble getting to the plug wires. You'll see posted elsewhere the consensus that Clymer's has you removing the engine for everything - oil changes, adding air to your tires....

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Pickup and ignition coils are the same, are they not? If not...<sigh>...I'd better go back and remove my engine one more time before re-reading the Clymer's.

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pick up coils are in with the flywheel. Igition coils are the coils that make the spark voltage. dont worry, i confused them untill i pulled my engine apart

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pick up coils are in with the flywheel. Igition coils are the coils that make the spark voltage. dont worry, i confused them untill i pulled my engine apart
Aha! Since I'm in no hurry to pull my engine any further apart than I already have, then I'll remain blissfully ignorant and not chime in on this discussion.

No, wait:now I have another question: There are two pickup coils running off the flywheel, one for the front, one for the rear?

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No, wait:now I have another question: There are two pickup coils running off the flywheel, one for the front, one for the rear?
yep.... just be careful when working with them, they need to be in the right locations... otherwise your cyls will fire wrong...

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Thanks for the info, I was not looking forward to pulling the engine. Once the weather warms up I will attempt the coil replace.
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