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Pick-up coil problem

The pick-up coil has no continuty but resistance is 250 ohms,is it a good one

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  • Paul Blessing May 11, 2010

    you would have to check Harley specs but I suspect coil is ok. You would not say there is no continuity unless the meter reads infinity. Anything other than infinity is some measure of continuity. 250 ohms sounds like a possible good coil reading. What is the problem you are having if ant

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Sounds right

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