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post #1 of 193 (permalink) Old 11-17-2014, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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tt600 coils on tbs

well, after reading all the threads about fitting 600 coil sticks in place of the gills it seems that most threads ended inconclusively except one or two on the tigers so i thought what the hell, its winter and the bike is in the garage so i have ordered a set off ebay to try for myself, cost 45bucks for four so i am not out much if it fails! ordered some plug ends too so should be waterproofed as oem, will let you all know what happens when i fit them, if anyone has info regarding any issues to look for then please shout up!
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I'm in the same boat as you and very interested in your outcome. From what I read, they work fine once you get them wired right, but they don't seal the top of the valve cover - you have to fashion something for that separatley.
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i will find some large grommets to seal but i really dont intend riding in the rain!! lol, an air gap may help with cooling the coilsticks too,
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i got some time this morning so decided to get into a trial fit and temporarily wire the coils in to see if it would fire or not! the middle stick is a [email protected]#$h to get in but it will go from lefthand side with a bit of lube on the lower part of the boot, i used some .110 spades to fit on the sticks until the correct plugs arrive from ebay, note, if you are looking directly at the pins the positive is on the right, it might not matter but thought i would put it out there, well, it fired right up from cold and unlike before i could turn choke off almost immediately and it never stalled, i cant ride it as our roads are white!! tach works as before and as a bonus you will be removing over 3lb of weight from the gills and plugwires too! coils were $45 for four used and correct plugs for wiring $10 off ebay, the plugs are the same for all denso 2 pin coilsticks, 4.6 fords use them, mine were cbr600 items, so hopefully when snow is gone i can have a ride to see if all remains good but this seems a very cheap upgrade and with black braided wire loom you will be hard pressed to even tell they are not stock,
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Good work.. let us know if you find some grommets or some other way to close the gap at the top.

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That's cool that they work. I just hope that the resistance is right so you don't cook your igniter.

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Good work.. let us know if you find some grommets or some other way to close the gap at the top.
I never got as far as wiring them up on my carb Tiger, but i found some rubber ferrules which fit on the bottom of walking sticks/zimmer frames (!) which wouldve done the job...

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Thanks Neil, next time I visit my mother in-law at the old folk's home I'll be checking out the Zimmer frames for suitable donors.

Do we know what the primary resistance on the stick coils is?

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That's cool that they work. I just hope that the resistance is right so you don't cook your igniter.
how far out do you think it could go before being an issue? i know there are tiger owners that have put thousands of miles on these with no issues but i am no electrical guy! on another forum (benelli) a guy measured the earlier tt600 sticks at 0.950-1.000 mohn primary and 11.1kohm secondary, versus triumph gill at 0.63mohm and 10.5kohm, i dont know if this differs enough to cause issues or not, he also said later daytona 675 were higher numbers and not to use, if any electrical gurus can chime in i am all ears!
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The Nology coils are 0.6 Ohlm coils.
I thought there was something about how they load and fire that predicated the 0.6 ohlms. IrlMike is the ignition guy around here....

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