I read the same posts on the Pred. Message Board too. It does make sense that there could be a lot of electrical energy output in the area of the coil, and it seems that it could easily put out enough to cause some interference with the CDI.
I don't see any reason not to move it away and eliminate any possible problem. I would not be suprised to find that the coil's stock location could have been causing some of the 'early' rev limiter engagement that some have reported. If Gary is recommending it be 18" away, the thingmust put out some extreme electrical energy.
I install switching equipment in phone offices for a living. All power cable is run on a seperate route to eliminate interference. We are not even allowed to use cell phones in offices. (conflicts with equipment) Unfortuantely, I dont know squat about the electrical system of the predator.
Although, I can see Gary's point of seperating the coil and CDI, but Im uncertain if the coil and CDI would actually conflict each other if installed closely together. Question in my mind...both must be insulated properly??
To an electrical engineer, that is basically, electronics 101. I think Polaris has considered the electrical system from top to bottom and the mod isnt necessary.
I wanted to make sure I wasnt the only one surprised by his suggestion.
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