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I moved my ignition coil to see if it would cure the huge delay in my tach but it didn't do anything at all. I don't know if moving it is just for misreadings on the tach but it doesn't work for the delay fix. :(
 

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Where did you guys move it to? Did you flip it or just move it? Maybe someone can add some pics of the move.
 

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So when you turn it, you are making it so the wires that were on the top are on the bottom now?
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Originally posted by Skydog@Dec 9 2002, 06:40 PM
So when you turn it, you are making it so the wires that were on the top are on the bottom now?
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Nope,

turn it 180 NOT end for end. The plug wires will still come out the end faceing the rider.

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OK, lets try to clarify this silly issue right now so we can all get our gauges working PROPERLY like they shoud've been from the factory! :angry:

Someone PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong here, as I'm simply trying to interpret the posts I've read on this subject.

My take is, is that you do NOT rotate the coil 180 degrees end for end, but rather, FLIP it over 180 degrees, in a sense, turning it upside down, and the plug wires will still be coming out facing the rear of the sled.

Will someone please verify that this is indeed correct, or please correct me if this is wrong. Thank you!!! -- Roy

P.S. If ANYONE from Cat or a dealer is reading this, is this the correct/best remedy to this so far unacceptable coil/tach interference situation?!?!?!?!?
 

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Originally posted by Roy T@Dec 9 2002, 08:42 PM
OK, lets try to clarify this silly issue right now so we can all get our gauges working PROPERLY like they shoud've been from the factory! :angry:

Someone PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong here, as I'm simply trying to interpret the posts I've read on this subject.

My take is, is that you do NOT rotate the coil 180 degrees end for end, but rather, FLIP it over 180 degrees, in a sense, turning it upside down, and the plug wires will still be coming out facing the rear of the sled.

Will someone please verify that this is indeed correct, or please correct me if this is wrong. Thank you!!! -- Roy

P.S. If ANYONE from Cat or a dealer is reading this, is this the correct/best remedy to this so far unacceptable coil/tach interference situation?!?!?!?!?
Roy,

reread my posts, ROTATE 180 NOT,NOT.NOT.NOT END FOR END.

The plug wires still come out the top. THEY DO NOT POINT TO THE GROUND. It still looks factory.

Factory fix or not, it works. :p
 

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Thanks ZREFIRIDER, that's what I was looking for, someone to just confirm that I understood this correctly, and boy am I glad that cures this silly problem because I can't wait to get this baby broken-in and then really dialed-in... but it sure does help to have a properly functioning guage, if you know what I mean!!! -- Roy
 

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How can turning it 180 and not fliping it help? The wires are still coming out of the top and one would think they would still interfear being there still basically in the same place. <_<
 

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Originally posted by big jugs@Dec 10 2002, 09:51 PM
How can turning it 180 and not fliping it help? The wires are still coming out of the top and one would think they would still interfear being there still basically in the same place. <_<
its something to do with the interferance of the high volt wire with the low volt. This may suprise you but im not an electrician. :p

IT works.

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I understand that but the two plug wires coming out of the top of the coil are resting RIGHT UNDERNEATH the wires for the tach/speedo, when you flip it, they are both still RIGHT UNDERNEATH the same group of wires. But if it works, what the hell!!! :D
 

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Originally posted by big jugs@Dec 10 2002, 10:51 PM
I understand that but the two plug wires coming out of the top of the coil are resting RIGHT UNDERNEATH the wires for the tach/speedo, when you flip it, they are both still RIGHT UNDERNEATH the same group of wires. But if it works, what the hell!!! :D
Dude, im not stepping on your balls, but, you are seperating the wires. The are getting some feedback, which moving them 180 seperates the volts.

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OK, you guys aren't gonna' believe this, but I just got done doing mine, and of course between my bud and I we managed to ASSUME that the damn thing had to be rotated 180 degrees upside down so that the plug wires are facing down in order to distance them from the tach/speedo gauge wiring. Don't laugh, it's the only thing that made sense to us, and will likely take care of the problem, however, as you can imagine, this make for a pretty tight stretch between the mag plug wire and the mag plug now. If all you really had to do in the first place was rotate it 180 degrees (NOT end for end) than I think I'd like to go through the [email protected]#$% hassle of doing it that way. BUT... I've now lost how the original orientation of how the coil was. Could someone that has done this rotation fix please give me some clues as to how I can now know if I've got the coil in the new and improved rotated orientation? I don't think you can tell by looking at the main plug wires on top, but I think the two smaller wires on the bottom are located on one side. So should they be on the side facing forward or the back side of the coil? I don't have any snow to go and test, so I'd REALLY like to get this right once and for all BEFORE the snow gets here again. Thanks for your time and patience in helping explain and clarify this stupid issue! -- Roy
 

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Concerning my last post, could someone PLEASE take a look at your "fixed" rotated coil and let me know how the new, proper orientation is supposed to be? I'd like to get this fixed once and for all. If you don't understand my question, please reply back. Thanks a million!!! -- Roy
 

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Originally posted by Roy T@Dec 11 2002, 01:40 PM
Concerning my last post, could someone PLEASE take a look at your "fixed" rotated coil and let me know how the new, proper orientation is supposed to be? I'd like to get this fixed once and for all. If you don't understand my question, please reply back. Thanks a million!!! -- Roy
Roy,

Do NOT rotate it so the wires are coming out the bottom. They were and still will be coming out the top.

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LOL! Pat, I NOW understand that -- the plug wires will STILL be coming out the top. As I said, I already goofed and installed the [email protected]#$%% thing bass ackwards with the wires coming out the bottom -- which leaves the mag plug wire almost too short. So now, in my quest to get it installed correctly, I have NO idea how the original orientation of the coil was, because the top will look the same regardless... agreed?! IF I remember correctly, the two smaller wires on the bottom of the coil were at one end of it. WHICH END should they be at with the coil installed in the NEW, ROTATED position -- on the bottom of the coil toward the *FRONT* of the sled, or on the bottom of the coil towards the *REAR* of the sled??? I think we're on the same wavelength now, so if you could please help me with this last little detail, I'd SURE appreciate it and owe you a beer!!! -- Roy

P.S. If we can't figure this out via this forum, I'd love to give you a call when I'm in the shop if you wouldn't mind!!!
 
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