My Suzuki Intruder VL 1500 (1998) has a front and rear ignition coil according to the OEM specifications... I'm curious if these are essentially the same even though the have different part numbers.
What is difference in a front and rear ignition coil? Can either be replaced with a generic ignition coil?
From the service manual:
On carbureted models, the ignition system consists of a signal generator, igniter with an 8-bit microprocessor (IC), two ignition coils and two park plugs. During operation, the IC in the igniter receives input from the signal generator, throttle position sensor, and MAP sensor to determine the ignition timing for the operating conditions.
The IC sends a signal to the ignition coil, the primary winding turns off and on, and a high voltage is induced in the secondary winding, which fires the spark plug.
Are here are the part numbers for the coils in question:
33420-10F10 (replaces part #33420-10F00) COIL ASSY, IGNITION FRONT
33420-38B00 COIL ASSY, IGNITION REAR