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WindtunnelTom
12-31-2010, 7:13 PM
Does anyone have any good ideas about hiding the coils for an 1977 XS650 after a chop. I'm using a sporty peanut tank. I have points ignition so I have 2 coils. I'd like to hide them out of sight as much as possible. The best spot I can think of is underneath the tank but they'll still show. Any ideas would be helpful.

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/10000/9335/48223.jpg

Thanks - Wind Tunnel

xxxwallyxxx
01-02-2011, 11:22 AM
if you are running a fake oiltank for youre elektronics then you can make one just big enough so you can get those 2 coils in there too.

Rooster
01-02-2011, 11:38 AM
]I agree with Wally. Fake oil tank kind of blends the back of the bike, gives it more of a solid look. Perfect place for coils.

Hooligans
01-02-2011, 12:04 PM
if you plan on mounting your coils in a fake oil tank then keep some kind of ventilation in mind.

bobberbill
01-02-2011, 12:53 PM
if you plan on mounting your coils in a fake oil tank then keep some kind of ventilation in mind.

especially if youre gunna stick your regulator/rectifier in there too

Punkskalar
01-02-2011, 1:22 PM
I'm not a fan of "Fake" anything on a chopper, unless its that kick ass E-Bomb form Pandemonium. :D


Here is how I did my coils:

http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showpost.php?p=9587648&postcount=434

Phill
01-02-2011, 2:04 PM
build a coilholder and do under the seat...

maybe you can build a Elektroknicbox where you can hide all stuff (relais for the lighters batterie and so on)

cheeers phill

MitchMotors
01-02-2011, 2:46 PM
I'm not a fan of "Fake" anything on a chopper, unless its that kick ass E-Bomb form Pandemonium. :D


Here is how I did my coils:

http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showpost.php?p=9587648&postcount=434

i like :clap for you:

malloy
01-02-2011, 4:35 PM
here's mine.... nice and clean

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/malloynx/neckpics002.jpg

ZUnit
01-02-2011, 10:02 PM
Im not done with mine but i will be using the rear engine mount and a homemade bracket. Under the carbs and behind the engine is so busy I dont think anyone will notice. I will supply pics if anyone is really interested.

KawiDave
01-02-2011, 10:22 PM
I put my coil under my carbs and it's worked out great, looks pretty good to.

dstarc178
01-03-2011, 2:29 AM
my thought is, if you can't hit it the way you want to, show it off as much as you can. it's a part of the bike, y'know? i put bright yellow plug wires on mine.

jamesgs4
01-03-2011, 2:32 AM
I wish I could find performance wires that aren't yellow...

calicruiser
01-03-2011, 7:55 AM
didn't try to hide mine, it's a CHOP!!! Only thing I tried to hide was some wiring.

fendrjgstng94
01-03-2011, 10:04 AM
Im not done with mine but i will be using the rear engine mount and a homemade bracket. Under the carbs and behind the engine is so busy I dont think anyone will notice. I will supply pics if anyone is really interested.

id like to see that. if its not too much of a hassle

WindtunnelTom
01-03-2011, 2:14 PM
Thanks for all the ideas! I might try to mount them under the carbs but wherever I put em gotta make sure they don't get too hot.

I'll post more pics during the progress. - WindTunnel

TJBC
01-10-2011, 3:57 PM
hey windtunnel, someone else mentioned it, but coils can get hot... really hot. and you will want to keep them as cool as a possible. the hotter an electrical component gets, the crappier the performance becomes. so if you do stick em in a little box somewhere, make sure there is some sort of flow through ventilation. The heat they generate can prematurely kill them and be a bitch to diagnose too. when a coil goes bad, it will often work up until it reaches a certain temperature, then it may either work intermittently or not at all.
i like how someone said, if you cant hide it... show it off... which does not apply for girls with muffin tops to wear baby tees. Barf city.

jamesgs4
01-10-2011, 6:58 PM
yamaha puts the factory coils under the tank, and it doesnt seem to hurt them.
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQZNmIAO4m1_j7ejnebpfjlstn6nw4F8 XlK9BIEEIqZzMB7aWebhttp://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQSQlbcy2fq6TnNq1zKLYbWM2F1CCB0y FsfCNZTmFvZisPAS1--8g

gmp
01-10-2011, 8:43 PM
^ nice metaphor muffin tops

philbey
01-10-2011, 11:30 PM
I'm not a fan of "Fake" anything on a chopper, unless its that kick ass E-Bomb form Pandemonium. :D

so don't use a fake oil tank. I myself am installing a cylindrical electronics box with domed end caps. Nothing to do with storing oil!!

Hooligans
01-10-2011, 11:38 PM
yamaha puts the factory coils under the tank, and it doesnt seem to hurt them.
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQZNmIAO4m1_j7ejnebpfjlstn6nw4F8 XlK9BIEEIqZzMB7aWebhttp://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQSQlbcy2fq6TnNq1zKLYbWM2F1CCB0y FsfCNZTmFvZisPAS1--8g

Its stuff like this that makes me want to hide things....