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Old 01-14-2003, 03:16 PM
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I know this is way off topic, but I am trying to find a needle in a hay stack, and know a few of you ride sleds. My dad has an old Suzuki 400, that the coils went out on. This same thing happened a couple of years ago, and they are VERY hard to find. It is a set of Mitsubishi coils....HM 2/12. I am not sure what that means, that is what his mechanic told him to look for, maybe ohms? Anyway, if you or anyone you know of could help me look I would really appreciate it.



The sled is really old but runs really good. For no more snow we get here in central ohio, it is hard to justify a new one, since all that is bad is the #%^% coils!


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There is a place in the Detroit area that carries a lot of parts for older sleds:

Recreational Leisure Corporation
31506 Grand River Avenue
Farmington, MI 48336
(800) 521-6848 phone
(248) 477-1340 fax

They might have what you need. Good luck.
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Also Dennis Kurk or Curk or kirk or Cirk (they have a web site) has every part for every snowmobile from Farmall to Harley. They will have it for sure.
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Old 01-14-2003, 05:47 PM
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Just curious, do you think this would work? It lists the Suzuki 400 L/C.

01-098-1 - Arctic Cat Suzuki Ignition Coil

Arctic Cat Cheetah 86-87 Suzuki 500 F/C, Cougar 85-87 Suzuki 500 F/C, El Tigre 5000 87-88 Suzuki 440 L/C, Jag 340 all 87 Suzuki 340 F/C, Jag 440 all 85-87 Suzuki 440 F/C, Pantera 85-86 Suzuki 440 L/C, Pantera 87 Suzuki 400 L/C, Panthera 85-87 Suzuki 440/500 F/C, Super Jag 87 Suzuki 400 F/C

Replaces OEM #: 3004-014

Suggested Retail Price: $29.86
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Your best bet is to post a wanted message on stumpjumpers vintage snowmobile message board.I have sold a lot of my Skidoo Snopro parts on there.I will try to attach the link.

http://www.isd.net/ecurtis/stumpjumpers/

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Ignition coil ?

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Stator/Trigger coil ?

If ignition coil, about any motorcycle coil should work.
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Thanks guys.....I knew you would come through for me. I have to call dad to find out the year and model to see if what playn mentioned will work.

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I am not sure which coil it would be....I am assuming ignition. It is basically what both spark plugs are attached to. If it is the ignition, do you have any leads as to what model or what I should check into?




Thanks again to all for all of the responses!!!!


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If it is what the spark plug wires come out of you are in mucho good luck.

All you gotta do is determine how many primary leads go TO the coil. If ONE goes to the coil, then both plugs fire at the same time and it will be EZ to find a bike coil that will work. If TWO primary leads go to the coil, then you might need to use TWO bike coils.

Count the terminals on the coil. One will be a ground, but the ground might be the bracket that it bolts to the sled/motor with (try to determine whether the ground is thru the bracket or thru a dedicated wire). Once you find the ground, count the remaining terminals. If one, it uses one trigger. If two, it uses two triggers. There will most likely be an additional wire piggybacking on top of the trigger wires to function as the "kill" short wire but it will not be hooked to a separate terminal...

If a "one trigger" coil, any motorcycle coil for a 2-cylinder 4-stroke bike should work. Either a stock one OR an aftermarket one...

If a "two trigger" coil, you will either need to find a two trigger bike coil (not as easy to find and maybe more expensive) OR use two separate single-cylinder motorcycle coils, with one trigger wire to each one (these will be easy to find and two will probably be cheaper than one dual trigger coil - I'm guessing they will last twice as long, too since they only fire half as often: as with most electronics, heat is the killer and rapid firing generates more heat).

Hope this helps.
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That really helps!!!


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