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kevspeed
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Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:36 pm

Hi all,just a quick one...
Is there a direct replacement for the 6v Motoplat ignition coil,or am i going to have to source one?
Thanks....Kev

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Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:44 pm

I've just stripped an original Italian gp with a 6v system and I got it running before I stripped it and the coil works fine so if you get stuck let me no

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Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:03 pm

Hi Gary, thanks for the offer, I'm not sure that my Motoplat stator will work with a GP coil, I'm trying to find out.

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Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:11 pm

I see what you mean kev I've just had a look at them mines the normal tube like coil I would have thought 6v is 6v

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Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:00 pm

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kevspeed wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:36 pm
Hi all,just a quick one...
Is there a direct replacement for the 6v Motoplat ignition coil,or am i going to have to source one?
Thanks....Kev
In my experience, the Motoplat coils, & replacements designed specifically for them, will work on the race systems or Serveta set-ups. The ignition system is independent of the supply for lights/battery, so don't get confused by six or 12 volt variations as they have no effect.

Somewhere, I have an Ital CDI that looks completely different to the OEM types, but fits as per original & works well.

In fact, the point I am trying to get to, is that I would suggest you seek out the type with the additional connection to feed a tachometer. Motoplat tachometers are identical to Krober, which you may be aware have an excellent reputation.

The problem will be finding a used one that doesn't start it's scale @ less than about 4000 RPM, but new ones are available via HOI etc.

I hope that information helps........ :x

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Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:11 pm

8-) Thanks WT, more info to keep in mind 8-)

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Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:47 pm

Is it the electronic one or points one you need?

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Points type

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Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:19 pm

kevspeed wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:18 pm
Points type
Oops! :oops:

My mistake in presuming that you had an electronic set up.

IMHO that is a good thing as, despite the World & his wife changing to electronic for "reliability" a well set up points system will prove itself more durable & can be easier to fix, should it go wrong......

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