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Hey you guys! New to the forum here. I picked up a '93 883 with a 1200 kit in it. It's been a blast!

I'm heading out next month on a big road trip and am considering replacing my ignition coil. I would hate to be stranded and the coil that is on there is stock. I know the vibrations can really get to these coils. I've found the specs for the coil (Primary 2.5-3.1 ohms, Secondary 10,000-12,500 ohms). Should I be looking at a 3.0 ohm (DC6-1) coil then? I see Dyna has a few different coils and want to make sure I pick up the correct one. I searched through the posts and couldn't find a straight answer, hence posting.

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The OEM coils don't fail often. I really wouldn't worry about it if it has no problems currently. I'm rocking this one and have for a while: https://www.jpcycles.com/product/380...ment-31614-83a
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The OEM coils don't fail often.
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Especially if the ignition key is not left on overnight.
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Hey you guys! New to the forum here. I picked up a '93 883 with a 1200 kit in it. It's been a blast!
Take some time and go over the essentials:

Just Bought A Used Sportster - Checklists For Making It Right

Sportsterpedia - Check Your Battery Cables

Sportsterpedia - Check your Alternator/Stator

Sportsterpedia - Coil Info & Testing

Sportsterpedia - Clutch Adjustment - Why & How

Make a record of what you measure for voltages and any other measurements... Keep that for a reference in case of issues on the road or in the future...


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