Join Date: May 2006
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My coils on my 03 r6 were completely trashed. All were burnt, but 2 were completely fried. The rubber was just falling apart. I also put nearly 20k miles on them before the problem became noticeable. I replaced them before I heard about the recall...which sucks, but i only paid like $21 a piece from ronayers.com.
As for what happens if you don't replace them....serious issues for me. some of my cylinders would randomly stop firing, so I would get to about 8k rpm....right into the powerband....then i would lose power, drop down to 5 or 6k rpm, then they would start firing again and my bike would jump back up to 8k rpm. So ....yeah..sounds like the makings of a first gear power wheelie huh? Not really cool when your not expecting it..or worse when your cornering and you suddenly losed power and your bike starts to dive. I'm honestly surprised that I didn't wreck.
So yeah....get those coils changed out before they start causing trouble.