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1Back to top Go down   Ignition coil cover? Empty Ignition coil cover? Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:21 am

wikur

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Hi guys!

Does anyone know why BMW decided to loose the ignition coil cover on later models?

Looks nicer with cover but I bet there is a reason.

    

2Back to top Go down   Ignition coil cover? Empty Re: Ignition coil cover? Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:31 am

charlie99

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i wonder if it could be because of the extended side covers wilkur ...the early series were quite segregated (sidecovers) to just under the seat ...but i bet ..there were heat issues discovered and amended the design so that it minimalised the affect on the riders legs etc ?


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3Back to top Go down   Ignition coil cover? Empty Re: Ignition coil cover? Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:00 am

Two Wheels Better

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An early attempt at weight savings...?

Ignition coil cover? 652573


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4Back to top Go down   Ignition coil cover? Empty Re: Ignition coil cover? Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:34 pm

wikur

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Well,your guess is as good as mine!

Looks way better on the old ones though........

Cheers,Wikur!

    

5Back to top Go down   Ignition coil cover? Empty why? Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:37 pm

brickrider

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Call me cynical, but I'm prepared to believe it was to save a few pfennig! BMW omitted a cheap circlip on the airhead transmissions for that very reason and the result was a disaster. So, why couldn't the same bean counters have prevailed on decisions related to the K-models?

    

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"Zee motorbike iz performing perrfectly in evry vay. It iz zee rider who haz zee problem."

~BMW technician from Germany visiting our workshop to address a chronic issue with a customer's RT, about ten years ago.


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7Back to top Go down   Ignition coil cover? Empty Re: Ignition coil cover? Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:07 pm

Inge K.

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BMW did start with this when the 4V models was introduced (K1) which have other coils.

And all 4V models have "open" coils, could be that these coils runs a bit more hot in use?


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8Back to top Go down   Ignition coil cover? Empty coils cover Fri May 04, 2012 9:27 am

sven k100

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i found that the coils were collecting a lot of the heat from the sparkplug area, through the vents in the head , out the back, and collecting in the coils cover, so i've drilled ventilation holes in both sides of the cover, but kept the front intact for appearances sake.

    

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