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    Default Best ways to hide coils on XS650???

    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.



    Thanks - Wind Tunnel

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    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.

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    ]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.

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    if you plan on mounting your coils in a fake oil tank then keep some kind of ventilation in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooligans View Post
    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

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    I'm not a fan of "Fake" anything on a chopper, unless its that kick ass E-Bomb form Pandemonium.


    Here is how I did my coils:

    http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showpost....&postcount=434

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punkskalar View Post
    I'm not a fan of "Fake" anything on a chopper, unless its that kick ass E-Bomb form Pandemonium.


    Here is how I did my coils:

    http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showpost....&postcount=434
    i like

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    here's mine.... nice and clean


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    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.

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    I put my coil under my carbs and it's worked out great, looks pretty good to.

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    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.

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    I wish I could find performance wires that aren't yellow...

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    didn't try to hide mine, it's a CHOP!!! Only thing I tried to hide was some wiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZUnit View Post
    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

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    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

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    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.

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    yamaha puts the factory coils under the tank, and it doesnt seem to hurt them.

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    ^ nice metaphor muffin tops

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punkskalar View Post
    I'm not a fan of "Fake" anything on a chopper, unless its that kick ass E-Bomb form Pandemonium.
    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!!

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