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Offline Athame57

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Fitting DSS coils
« on: September 04, 2020, 02:35:22 PM »
Has anyone here fitted DSS after market coils to their CB400F? It came with an adapter kit but not for the life of me can I figure out how it is supposed to go, so I'm using one of the original masts to house one fitting and the other to tie the other to it, so although secure and working it looks odd and at a sloped angle so for how long?
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Re: Fitting DSS coils
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2020, 04:26:37 PM »
I managed to fit my Dynatek Coils using both old mounts but with some cutting as can be seen in the photo is the DS replacement coil longer ?

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Re: Fitting DSS coils
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2020, 04:36:25 PM »
DSS must have changed the coils they supply or you don't have the correct mounting posts. I bought new coils from DSS and they fitted straight on without any mods.
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Re: Fitting DSS coils
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2020, 04:57:42 PM »
DSS must have changed the coils they supply or you don't have the correct mounting posts. I bought new coils from DSS and they fitted straight on without any mods.
I've definitely got the right mounts. The DSS coils are  a little bit longer and come with a fitting kit.
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Re: Fitting DSS coils
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2020, 08:53:49 PM »
DSS must have changed the coils they supply or you don't have the correct mounting posts. I bought new coils from DSS and they fitted straight on without any mods.
I've definitely got the right mounts. The DSS coils are  a little bit longer and come with a fitting kit.

Presumably you have tried swapping the mounting posts from left side  to right side  at one end or even both ends to make up the length difference? You could then lop off the bit in the way if you get my drift. Alternatively you can rotate the posts and insert a simple 90 Deg bracket like on a kitchen unit type fitting.
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Re: Fitting DSS coils
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2020, 09:26:30 PM »

Presumably you have tried swapping the mounting posts from left side  to right side  at one end or even both ends to make up the length difference? You could then lop off the bit in the way if you get my drift. Alternatively you can rotate the posts and insert a simple 90 Deg bracket like on a kitchen unit type fitting.
I'll investigate tomorrow to see if a bit of hacksaw butchery will help! ;)
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Re: Fitting DSS coils
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2020, 09:47:33 AM »

Presumably you have tried swapping the mounting posts from left side  to right side  at one end or even both ends to make up the length difference? You could then lop off the bit in the way if you get my drift. Alternatively you can rotate the posts and insert a simple 90 Deg bracket like on a kitchen unit type fitting.
I'll investigate tomorrow to see if a bit of hacksaw butchery will help! ;)

I used a junior hacksaw and some cutting wheels in my drill - be careful it feels like a cast alluminium bracket so it will break.
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