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coils for a T160 Tri-spark

Posted By: Woodsie

coils for a T160 Tri-spark - 06/09/19 4:42 am

Are Lucas 12v coils ok to use with a Tri-spark?
Posted By: tridentt150v

Re: coils for a T160 Tri-spark - 06/09/19 5:12 am

Yep, although trispark say that their coils have a better performance/bigger spark. But any 12 volt coil will work ...well those that work on our bikes that is.
Posted By: Woodsie

Re: coils for a T160 Tri-spark - 06/09/19 3:45 pm

Thank T150, that's what I was hoping
Posted By: shel

Re: coils for a T160 Tri-spark - 06/09/19 3:53 pm

I'm using what I assume are the original coils on my T150V with a Trispark, they work fine
Posted By: Tridentman

Re: coils for a T160 Tri-spark - 06/09/19 5:42 pm

A few weeks ago I converted a T160 from Boyer to Trispark.
Used Emgo 12 volt coils.
Works very very well.
HTH
Posted By: Woodsie

Re: coils for a T160 Tri-spark - 06/10/19 12:44 am

Thanks for the input, appreciate it.
Posted By: Woodsie

Re: coils for a T160 Tri-spark - 06/11/19 8:17 pm

I just read an old post that lucas coils are made by wassel. I have already ordered wassel but I haven't received or opened them yet. I knew that the lucas coils were made by somebody else but did not realize it was wassel, Has anyone reading this used wassel coils? If so, what was the outcome? I'd appreciate some opinions on wassel vs emgo coils. Reminder, this is for a T160 with a tri-spark being installed.
Posted By: Tridentman

Re: coils for a T160 Tri-spark - 06/11/19 11:58 pm

As I understand it Wassell have the license to use the Lucas name on motorcycle electrical equipment.
I am pretty certain that they do not manufacture coils themselves but sub contract the manufacture.
The sub contractor could very possibly be Emgo----- I know Emgo make coils for other suppliers and brand them in the other suppliers names.
HTH
Posted By: tridentt150v

Re: coils for a T160 Tri-spark - 06/12/19 2:05 am

And like all contract batch jobs it would depend on the unit contract price and profit margins as to how good they are. All coils are in essence the same, but the contract price determines what can be done and the materials used in the end product.
Posted By: Woodsie

Re: coils for a T160 Tri-spark - 06/12/19 2:21 am

I hear what you are saying. I'm sure it's the same for all kinds of products, from food to appliances to whatever, a few manufactures/producers providing similar products sold under different names at different price points.
Posted By: Woodsie

Re: coils for a T160 Tri-spark - 06/16/19 3:40 pm

The coils that I received and are going to install are "Sparx".
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