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stlhedr

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Coil question?
« on: May 25, 2014, 06:02:51 PM »
Will the earlier 6 volt coils work on the 80 12volt points system or will it get burned up? Think i might have messed up :(

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Re: Coil question?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 06:54:49 PM »
It might not burn up the coil, but likely won't work and might burn out the CDI. It would burn up the coil if the 12v one was also an IDI ignition instead of CDI. The 6V one probably has more resistance. IDI ignitions charge slow then make a powerful spark when power is removed from the coil. A CDI ignition sends a burst of power into the coil to produce the spark when power is applied rather than being removed.