Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Point, Oregon, USA
Before I did the Swap to GL1500 Coils I did a search on this site to see how many failures that I could find for the GL1500 Coils & Pulse Generators.
I could Not find any GL1500 Coils that have failed, well at least none that were posted.
I believe that the GL1500 Coils are more robust and can handle more Heat than the 4cylinder coils can, this would provide a much longer life span.
I also have a pair of Pulse Generators from a GL1500, sitting on the shelf waiting for one of my 4cylinder bikes PG's to fail so that i can install them into the 4cyl. bike.
The GL1500 PG's are also better isolated from heat and seem more robust, I have not seen any GL1500 PG's fail either.
4cylinder Goldwings are much more prone to failure of the coils and PG's than 6cyl. wings are.
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