Coil Sticks

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  1. t552

    t552 Senior Member

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    #21 t552, Jan 6, 2020
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    Hi yes i make coil kits (Paul) but i make them for t3 who have conventional coils anHT leads.
    The coil in your bike is different to later coils. I dont know of alternatives to yours other than new OE or used. If proven faulty i''d go new.
    Just a thought Clive Wood may have 1
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    Thanks for heads up Adie.
     
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  2. Tricky-Dicky

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    Might be worth measuring the resistance of the std coils and looking for something from another bike or car that has the same resistance and will fit.
     
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  5. t552

    t552 Senior Member

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    The coils used as far as im aware are only used by triumph in the bike world althogh coils from any 3 cyl efi 97-2001 are the same

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    I only clicked on this thread because the title was "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma".

    Still not sure what the feck it was all about....
     
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    Oh fiddlesticks.
     
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    Lollipop STICKS :joy: E1E4793B-C37E-49FE-8222-B4984A463FCA.jpeg
     
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  14. Big Sandy

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    Stick it to the man!

    And, sorry for derailing the sticky thread ( :rolleyes:) what's the best way to test a coil? Measuring the resistance yes, but what sort of readings, are we looking for? And how to measure, from where to where?

    Would measuring resistance show up an intermittent fault? Or just if it was doing it at the time?

    I could just buy three, but why replace three if you only need to do one? No doubt a dealer would replace three, but I'm learning to be a peasant. (more of a peasant, rather)
     
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  15. Tricky-Dicky

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    You need to know the resistance of the std coils low or high resistance can show up a fault but in general the performance of the coil can be quite weak and only show a small resistance change and then you have to consider if the ignition amp is faulty.... some are separate and some ar part of the ECU....you need to start any fault finding knowing the std values first.
     
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  16. Big Sandy

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    Thanks @Tricky-Dicky a bit of research required then. It will be in the manual no doubt. Mine, 1997 sprint, doesn't have an ecu as such (as in not computer, no obd type socket), there is a control box though so I should suspect that too.

    Its a random intermittent fault, a misfire... Totally random, few and far between (so far) hot weather, cold weather, dry, wet... Doesn't seem to matter. I put new plugs in when I did the last service, so will check them to see if there are any clues there. The old ones looked okay at the time.

    Can ride a hundred miles with no issues, then the next day go 20 miles down the road and it will do it. Usually starts well, then every so often it won't fire... Leave it a second and try again, away it goes, quite the thing. The latter being what makes me suspect the coil packs, one or more. Right enough, it's only done this stunt whilst riding about 3 times in my ownership, thought it was dirty fuel at first, but that's clean...its done the "I don't want to start" trick most, twice or three times. Might try a new battery too, it's on an optimate, but don't know its history.

    Its definitely something I want to get to the bottom of, don't fancy the idea of it pulling that trick in a bend.

    Hey ho... Will update once I work it out. Thanks for the pointers.
     
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  19. Tricky-Dicky

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    @BigSandy if it has fuel injection it will have a full ECU if not its a CDI/ignition amp, coil on plug/stick coils eventually succumb to heat and develop cracks which then start to cause misfires so most likely that....trouble is you cant test for it just try a borrowed replacement if you can but because yours is so intermittent it could be the pickup coil or rotor magnet depending which type.
     
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  20. Duckadiledundee

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    Its fuel injection and as ECU...
    I just replaced all three injectors and the fuel rail as they were all a bit dodgey...
    I can't connect to the ECU through tune ECU and have tried everything other than replacing the ECU lead on the bike...
    I can only think the intermittent rough running and very rare bang that comes from a misfire on number one cylinder or master cylinder can be down to the coil or lead...
     
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