Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Tyler, Texas, USA
I did this mod to my GL1000 a couple of years ago because one of my OEM coils was shot and I wanted a cheap replacement that had replaceable wires.
I left the resistor because I didn't want to take a chance of damaging the points.
The swap was easy, and the bike ran great (until the solenoid stuck and fried the starter). I can't say that it added power, or made it start faster, but it's a good money saving upgrade for the GL1000.
1978 Honda GL1000