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Coils inside the LHS pod (750/1000/1100)

PostAuthor: jonno51 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:38 pm

One of my coils bit the dust so after some research I ordered a couple of new high performance Dyna coils, the DC3-1 model fyi. Not quite enough research however because they are too big to fit where the old ones went.

As my 1100 never had AIS the LHS pod is empty, big enough and nicely placed to hide the coils.

Are there any good reasons why I shouldn't mount them there?
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Re: Coils inside the LHS pod (750/1000/1100)

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:03 pm

I don't see any problem. Few air holes probly wouldn't hurt.
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Re: Coils inside the LHS pod (750/1000/1100)

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:51 pm

Biggest problem will be keeping them cool if located under the left bug eye.
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Re: Coils inside the LHS pod (750/1000/1100)

PostAuthor: jonno51 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:12 am

bstig60 wrote:Biggest problem will be keeping them cool if located under the left bug eye.


That is my only concern. However the existing coils were tucked away under a plastic cover with less air around them than in the pod.

I'll give Dynatek a call and see what they say.
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Re: Coils inside the LHS pod (750/1000/1100)

PostAuthor: jonno51 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:13 am

The word from Dynatek is that it will be OK, as long as there is some airflow, so I'll drill the backplate.

The new coils are only 3 ohm resistance, so should not generate much heat.

Before someone points out that this is below the specified resistance for the original coils, I have checked with Jiri at Ignitech and he confirmed that their TCIP-4 is fine with 3 ohm coils.
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Re: Coils inside the LHS pod (750/1000/1100)

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:20 am

JMO..besides the back plate, I'd also drill somewhere to get a "current" of air movement. Good air in..bad air out. If you get my 'drift'. (pun intended) :bg: The amount of adequate flow? Who knows. As original place had the entire bottom (close, anyhow) of coils (under plastic cover) open to air flow. One of those installers judgements. Kinda like my air cleaner pod. Since I moved my ignition to the pod, exit hole was blocked, so re-drilled front, bottom and back of pod. To the point where "I" thought it was enough. As 'you' pointed out, after talk'n with them, they would know best. I've always just maintained, anything, dealing with electricity, should have air, cuz anytime electrons flow, heat will "always" a by-product. By the way..that is an excellent spot. I like anytime one can hide something.
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Re: Coils inside the LHS pod (750/1000/1100)

PostAuthor: jonno51 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:32 pm

This is how I mounted the coils, on the LHS pod backplate. Angled so that the spark plug wires go through the backplate without getting too near to the metal pod cover.
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