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Re: How to fit stick coils

Post by scubadog » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:02 pm

Cheers matey, that's nice and clear! Seems as though CBR1000 units fit too, judging by other posts. I'll look out for 03 stick coils for that too as they may well be the same.

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Re: How to fit stick coils

Post by lloydie » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:03 pm

The cbr1000 are longer .
They still work as good but stick out from the rocker cover

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Re: How to fit stick coils

Post by TonyW650 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:02 am

will ones off a cbr600 rr from 03-06 fir ok?

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Re: How to fit stick coils

Post by lloydie » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:44 am

TonyW650 wrote:will ones off a cbr600 rr from 03-06 fir ok?
yep

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Re: How to fit stick coils

Post by firestorm_al » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:57 am

This is the first time I've seen this mod and personally think it is a bad move. I had these "stick" coils on my Triumph TT600 and they were a major weak point. Over time they can break down and then corrode which means that the coil expands and gets stuck which can be a nightmare to remove.

Any gains that will be reported will be down to the close coupling of the coil and the plug meaning minimal electrical losses. Something you can minimise by having decent HT leads. I can't remember if the HT leads on the Firestorm are bonded to the coils. Like most things they will deteriorate with age and use so by now you will have losses. The gains seen by replacing with the stick coils should be the same as replacing the original parts with new ones.

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Re: How to fit stick coils

Post by scubadog » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:05 pm

I guess there's a couple of reasons for me to make the change. Firstly, all the mods I've made to my Firestorm fighter have created a pretty busy space between the frame and airbox, so removing the old coils and HT leads will free up some of that space. Doesn't sound like much but when most of the wiring is tucked behind the headstock a little bit of space gain will actually help. Secondly, I know stick coils are very widely used on bikes and cars nowadays so I kinda believe that if they work in so many applications they're going to be OK with the Firestorm. To be honest, I would expect that, had the Storm continued in production, Honda would've changed them at some point anyway as they're used on so many other models.

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Re: How to fit stick coils

Post by Tweety » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:56 pm

firestorm_al wrote:This is the first time I've seen this mod and personally think it is a bad move. I had these "stick" coils on my Triumph TT600 and they were a major weak point. Over time they can break down and then corrode which means that the coil expands and gets stuck which can be a nightmare to remove.

Any gains that will be reported will be down to the close coupling of the coil and the plug meaning minimal electrical losses. Something you can minimise by having decent HT leads. I can't remember if the HT leads on the Firestorm are bonded to the coils. Like most things they will deteriorate with age and use so by now you will have losses. The gains seen by replacing with the stick coils should be the same as replacing the original parts with new ones.

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Old thread, and old post... But... Since I'm the guy on the Superhawk Forum posting the 2 bhp difference I'll chime in anyways...

It shoud be noted that in that very same post, a long time ago, I stated that while I consistently measured ~2bhp difference between these and my stock one's I also said I attributed it to the stock being 13 year old, and like more than a little tired, saying I was fairly sure I'd see the exact same thing with new OEM replacements... I just felt that part got left out at the beginning of this thread...

On the stock parts the HT leads are bonded, so you either replace the whole coil, or nothing...
Image <--- The result of OCMD... I gave up listing the mods in a sig line...

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Re: How to fit stick coils

Post by andrewmagas » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:35 am

i am interested in two of these.
pm me if anyone has

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