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  • Sat, Jul 14 2018 2:33 PM

    Replacing Coil on 89 ElectraGlide Classic

    Just received replacement coil from J&P and noticed the existing coil has three connections and the new one only has two. When I purchased, it verified this coild would fit my bike.

    Is there a way to cross wire or combine wires?

    Any help is appreciated.

     

    -Rob

  • Sat, Jul 14 2018 5:59 PM In reply to

    • Ironhead
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    Re: Replacing Coil on 89 ElectraGlide Classic

    Rob, first welcome to the forums - what part of the country are you from?

    what ignition system do you have in your '89?  stock?  some aftermarket brand?  And what is the part # of the coil you received?

     

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  • Sun, Jul 15 2018 6:22 AM In reply to

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    Re: Replacing Coil on 89 ElectraGlide Classic

    Rob, sounds like an owner before you changed the ignition system over to single fire, that's why there are 3 connections on your coil. Your 89 was dual fire from the factory, they sent you the correct coil for a stock 89...Do not cross any wires...

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Sun, Jul 15 2018 9:19 AM In reply to

    Re: Replacing Coil on 89 ElectraGlide Classic

     yes, that coil will not work on an aftermarket single fire ignition. most single fire ignitions take a 3 ohm coil, such as 380-868, 381-645, 383-151

     

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