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No, they are completely different. The 1984 model has them at the back of the engine (engine out for replacement) and the 1985-87 has them on the front and under the timing belt covers. They are not interchangeable.
 

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Check the wires on the pulsegenerator, they're pretty snug in there, might be one broke and can be fixed. The thing is basically just a coil not much there to fail.
 

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What year "good" coils do you have? I know theyre higher than a kite. True they wont just "bolt on" but maybe we can figger out something with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire? The interruptor (trigger, whatever its called) is different on 84 and 85+, on 84 its a round gizmo and later years, a flat plate on the crank, which wouldnt be too hard to make.

YEs, definitely run them through with ohmmeter. Sometimes they wont read open unless hot so if they dont read wide open cold, put them in an oven at 150*F for an hour and try again. If they are bad, I could try to rewind them for you.
 

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Very clever of Honda to fit the early pulse coils to the back of the engine. Engine out to get at then, aaagh! :(
 

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Might be able to get at them without an engine pull, but it would be very tough to do. Like someone else mentioned, "time to employ child labor!"

That PG case also makes engine pull difficult.
 

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It does seem strange that Honda would place the pulse generators at the back on the 84 Wing. It sure would be interesting to find out exactly what they were thinking when they originally designed it.

Anybody here have connections with an old time Honda engineer? If so, send an email to [email protected] and I'll gladly pay for the phone call to speak with someone who has first hand engineering knowledge of the 4 cylinder Gold Wing.

Vic
 

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You can get to the pulse generator by removing the rear wheel/swinging arm and then drainingand removing the tank. The pg can then be removed using a 1/4" socket set.

Whether it's quicker and easier than taking the engine out is debatable. It took me about 8 hours to change a pg this way.

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Goldwinger1984 wrote:
It does seem strange that Honda would place the pulse generators at the back on the 84 Wing. It sure would be interesting to find out exactly what they were thinking when they originally designed it.

Or if they were thinking! Goody, I just put an engine in only to find a pulse coil is whacked (1984).

Anybody have a blasting permit???
 

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Or if they were thinking! Goody, I just put an engine in only to find a pulse coil is whacked (1984).

Anybody have a blasting permit???
These things happen. Last year I put a new head gasket on my brothers Astra 1.4 , only to discover on starting the engine that it was still dumping oil in the water. It turned out that the cylinder head was craked internally! Wasted half my holiday visit sorting it out. :X
 

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yes, but a lesser chap would resign it to the scrap heap instead of fixing it! Like the saying goes:

"If at first you dont sack seed, keep on sacking till you do sack seed."
 

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Here's a quote... "No education is without cost"... :waving:
 
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