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#1 LilysDad OFFLINE  

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Posted July 11, 2013 - 11:43 AM

There are various manufacturers that produce EI kits for some engines including motorcycle engines.

Does anyone make one for the Kohler K engine?


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Posted July 11, 2013 - 11:49 AM

www.kirkengines.com has two available.  One eleminates condensor and the other is a photo-electric piece that eliminates the points and condensor.  I have the later on my 120 and hope to give a good review once I get the carb replaced.


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Posted July 11, 2013 - 02:23 PM

Here is one some of the pullers use on their tractors bought through midwest super cub, I actually modified the trigger and run on my Tecumseh OH160 in my sears. My buddy runs these on their modified Kohler pulling motors. Comes with magnetic ring that mounts on crank and then feeds a 3 Ohm coil ( Bosch blue coil). The whole system is the ring, the trigger and a coil. My tecumseh runs really well with it.

 

http://www.mcssl.com...igger-ignition-


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Posted July 11, 2013 - 03:46 PM

Thanks to both of you. I was familiar with the point saver, but not the photo-electric. Kirk makes a lot of good stuff.



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Posted July 11, 2013 - 09:05 PM

I  emailed Kirk about the "PointSlayer" because it wasn't on his website. He said he no longer offers it.



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Posted July 11, 2013 - 09:07 PM

Here is one some of the pullers use on their tractors bought through midwest super cub, I actually modified the trigger and run on my Tecumseh OH160 in my sears. My buddy runs these on their modified Kohler pulling motors. Comes with magnetic ring that mounts on crank and then feeds a 3 Ohm coil ( Bosch blue coil). The whole system is the ring, the trigger and a coil. My tecumseh runs really well with it.

 

http://www.mcssl.com...igger-ignition-

does this mount behind the pto pulley?



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Posted July 12, 2013 - 09:15 AM

does this mount behind the pto pulley?

 

I am not sure, I think their magnetic ring mounts behind the flywheel on the crank shaft somehow. I did not use their ring on my Tecumseh, I glued a magnet where the pins are in the Tec flywheel, then made my own trigger mount to get it to work.

I would suggest emailing Midwest and asking them. I know my buddy and his family used them on their pullers, they have some super modded Kohlers and they work great on them, but I haven't seen one mounted in person, my buddy made the setup for my Tecumseh.


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Posted July 16, 2013 - 08:18 PM

I have finally resolved all the problems with my 120.  Between the Kohler 26 carb in place of the Walbro (get behind me Satan!) and the Pointslayer the 120 is an entirely different machine.  It starts right off and sounds smoother.  I am sold on the Pointslayer on any Kohler-powered machine that I own.  It is easy to install, tune, and maintain.  Here is a vid of the 120 after the carb tweak and Pointslayer install.

 

The idle is a bit low in this one:

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This one is better:

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Posted July 17, 2013 - 07:15 AM

Figures! Find something good and they discontinue it. Kirk said that the manufacturer of one component of it stopped making that part.






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