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Coils, Harley and Kohler.

Postby welderskelter » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:41 am

I have been looking for a double coil for my twin Kohler. They are expensive. I have had a Harley that has the same coil I believe that a Kohler does. They do look alike. Wondering if anybody has checked this out . Harley coils seem to go for less on Ebay. I think that is on account of the amount of guys that want a more powerful coil. What does everybody here think? Harold
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Re: Coils, Harley and Kohler.

Postby Eugene » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:14 pm

I don't know and would guess not work due to the different number of coils available for firing two cylinders.

Suggest research. Look up the part numbers for the Kohler and Harley coils. Then look in the section describing the application for each coil. If the application matches, same coil.

Manufacturers frequently use standard parts. But, just to confuse customers, change the parts numbers.
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Re: Coils, Harley and Kohler.

Postby Smokeycub » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:16 pm

Here's what's probably a dumb idea. Why not get a standard high output coil and splice two plug wires into it?
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Re: Coils, Harley and Kohler.

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:25 pm

Smokeycub wrote:Here's what's probably a dumb idea. Why not get a standard high output coil and splice two plug wires into it?

It would throw one spark at the path of least resistance, which would always be the plug that is not under compression at the time.

You might be able to connect 2 conventional coils in parallel.
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Re: Coils, Harley and Kohler.

Postby Rick Spivey » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:35 pm

I bought a coil for a twin Kohler off ebay, and I don't think it was that bad, maybe $50 - $60? Seems like I had to put the boots off the old one, as the HT leads were bare....
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Re: Coils, Harley and Kohler.

Postby Smokeycub » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:17 am

Jim Becker wrote:You might be able to connect 2 conventional coils in parallel.

Now that's a good idea. Especially if you a couple good spare coils laying around.

Jim Becker wrote:Smokeycub wrote:Here's what's probably a dumb idea. Why not get a standard high output coil and splice two plug wires into it?

It would throw one spark at the path of least resistance, which would always be the plug that is not under compression at the time.

True that.
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Re: Coils, Harley and Kohler.

Postby welderskelter » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:18 am

I have been trying to find out how many ohms a coil needs to be for the twin cylinder Kohlers.
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Re: Coils, Harley and Kohler.

Postby Eugene » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:32 am

welderskelter wrote:I have been trying to find out how many ohms a coil needs to be for the twin cylinder Kohlers.
Down load the service manual for your engine. The trouble shooting or ignition section should have the desired information.

Edit: http://www.kohlerengines.com/manuals/landing.htm
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