CONFUSED About Virago XV1100 COILS Primary Polarity Wiring [INFO.]

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CONFUSED About Virago XV1100 COILS Primary Polarity Wiring [INFO.]

Post by ViragoJoe » Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:24 pm

Are you confused about your Virago XV1100 Coils Primary Polarity and how they are supposed to be wired.
Other Virago Models will be similar.

12 Volts Positive (+) connects to the Wide Blade Coil Terminals (Red & White) wires.

Narrow Terminal Negative is connected to the TCI module.

Gray for the Front Cylinder Coil.
Orange for the Rear Cylinder Coil.

Only one coil is pictured below:

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VIRAGO COIL WIDE BLADE (+) NARROW (-).jpg

To test Coil for correct Polarity Wiring is to perform the Carbon Pencil Test shown below.
If the spark flair is towards the Spark Plug, then it is wired correctly.
If flair is toward the High Energy Cable, then it is wired wrong.:
COIL POLARITY TEST via CARBON PENCIL.jpeg
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