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I need to replace the ignition module on 98 883. Should I buy Harley or aftermarket? If aftermarket provide a link. Surdyke harley is $211.24
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Here's the HD Screamin' Eagle & other aftermarket ignition module page in the Sportsterpedia. There are other modules available, but the most popular around this forum is the Ultima nosecone ignition.

http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...k:ref:engctl01

The original HD modules were very susceptible to heat failures. HD quit making them very shortly after the 2003 models, the last that took the nosecone modules.


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Are you sure its the module... I just replaced the ignition only to realize the coil was bad, even the new one. You tube has got info on checking the coil, its simple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8n1fBkDaCQ

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Are you sure its the module... I just replaced the ignition only to realize the coil was bad, even the new one. You tube has got info on checking the coil, its simple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8n1fBkDaCQ
The coil tested okay. I followed the repair manual procedure.

I am getting a backfire while cruising so I am going to replace the ignition module with a new harley module. It should be plug n play as long as I put a scribe mark where the old module mounted to the backing plate.
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Just an update....my dealer matched the 211.00 price and the part did fix the backfiring.
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Thanks for the 'end-of-the-story'...

Glad you got it fixed and running properly...

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vom is a go/no go test at best, it cannot really tell much else. there is error within the meter itself and the type of coil under test makes a huge diff.
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