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95 Trident pick up coil

Hello guys i have a suspect pick up coil on my Trident (fits all symptoms) how do i test it ? is there any ohm readings available or a known process of investigation ?? Any help would be most appreciated ...Greg .Melb.Aust.

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    once the bike warms up then she starts misfiring then dies compete i think i have a dodgy coil how can i test

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Hi Greg

You should read less than 5000 ohms on any pickup coil. check also to see if there is any leakage to earth with the pickup still mounted. there should be none. You should read at least a few hundred millivolts of AC voltage out of the pickup when cranking. If it is intermittent, then no amount of measuring will help you tell if it is faulty, changing it out will. Hope this helps you. Good luck. Triumphs rock!!

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