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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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For those of you Hammer guys considering the MSD coils, I have a little insight to offer. Besides the fact that (in my opinion) they look really cool on Hammers, I did experience a decrease in exhaust popping immediately after putting these on last weekend. My bike didnít pop much before, but periodically I would get that one single pop upon shifting or deceleration especially if just putting it along. I have learned over the years how to shift this thing and avoid 90% of the popping issues people complain about. Anyway, I put about an hour on it this weekend between rainstorms, and I didnít hear the exhaust pop one time. Iím not sure if anyone else has similar experience. Iíve read numerous opinions that they donít really do much for performance, and I wonít argue because I canít attest to that. This current engine build (3rd times the charm) is still very new so I havenít pushed it too hard yet. I havenít put enough miles on it to know for sure, but first impressions are the coils may have cleaned up the backfire pop a little. Iíll update more after things dry out some and I can get more time on them.

As far as the other opinions out on these things...yes I agree they are a little too expensive for something that is mostly cosmetic. Yes, there are other mods you can put your money toward and get a better performance return for your money. To me, they just seem to look right on the Hammers. Maybe I'm just trying to convince myself it wasn't too much money after all. Cheers.
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Good post and points... Maybe they do help reduce the popping, I kinda like the popping.... When I ordered most of my bolt-ons they ensured me the MSD would only give you 1 HP extra.... They do look good....

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Minimal wrist movement between shifts results in minimal popping.
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Exactly....and when in doubt, spin it a little more. Shifts at 3,400 pop a lot less than shifts at 2,900.
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Exactly....and when in doubt, spin it a little more. Shifts at 3,400 pop a lot less than shifts at 2,900.
Shifts at 4500 rpm are even more fun and who cares if it pops?!?
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Shifts at 4500 rpm are even more fun and who cares if it pops?!?
I find 5600 rpm lotsa fun, only thing popping is the front wheel!
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I find 5600 rpm lotsa fun, only thing popping is the front wheel!
There's a little gremlin lurking somewhere in the electrics that won't let me go past 5200-5400 rpm. But I'm good with having him around.

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There's a little gremlin lurking somewhere in the electrics that won't let me go past 5200-5400 rpm. But I'm good with having him around.
Bikes pulling strong, Cams are on song, my Vegas she's "haulin' ass"
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Bikes pulling strong, Cams are on song, my Vegas she's "haulin' ass"
Life is good, eh MBX?

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