Lower stick coils handed?

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Lower stick coils handed?

Postby jmhill373 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:15 am


I have got the dreaded rough running of a faulty stick coil.

My bike is an 2008 r1200s and has done 29000 miles.

I replaced one of the upper coils with a 2hd unit a few years ago.

I've bought a new upper coil (Chinese copy) from ebay I've changed it but still have the same intermittent rough running.

I haven't found a DIY way to test them other than running the engine with each unplugged at a time but as it is an intermittent problem it would still be difficult to diagnose the faulty coil.

I suspect that one of the lower coils is faulty.

My question is are the lower coils handed? Some are advertised on ebay as left or right handed others aren't.



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Re: Lower stick coils handed?

Postby milleplod » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:34 pm

Yep, definitely handed! Helpfully, the ones I've seen have an 'L' or an 'R' alongside the part number on the base, just to make it easy! If you want to try a used one, I've got a spare right-hander in the garage, £23 delivered!

I always carry a spare main and one of each lower on the bike.

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Re: Lower stick coils handed?

Postby jmhill373 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:48 am

Hi Thanks,

I have sent you a PM

I have tried a RH lower coil from a GS it doesn't fit very well but my bike is back to its old self :D


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Re: Lower stick coils handed?

Postby Justcruising » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:01 am

Should you not find it to be the stick coils, there’s a few more possibilities covered in this recent thread that might help http://boxertrix.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=23496 . Good luck! :x
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