This thread is a final summary of Serious Black's original thread Stick Coil Conversion. Stick coil conversion - because I was curious.
Inspiration goes to him. (Picture 5 is stock)
Stick coils, or "coil overs" on the old Desmos 748, 916, and 996 is what this thread is about. Effectively you remove the lunch box coil packs and wires and replace them with coils that fit in the spark plug galleys/passages.
The coils being used are 2008 Kawasaki ZX600/636. Part number F6T560. They fit very well. It is worth a few dollars to purchase the ZX harness for the correct pick-ups/connectors to the new coils. (Picture 1)
To make these coils work your spark plugs must allow you to remove the caps on the ends of the spark plugs. (Picture 2) New plugs are in order of if you cannot remove the end caps. I suggest iridium or platinum replacements b/c copper plugs don't hold up well to coil overs.
(Picture 3) Coils, all rubber is removable. -- Insert joke here -- In the picture, one of the coils has a rubber collar off and "feels" to seat better without it, but the collar will prevent debris from falling into the plug passage. Ultimately, it makes no difference and the inclusion or exclusion of the collar depends on how anal retentive a person is.
Wiring - The Ducati brown wires (x2) one per coil go to the red on the Kawaki harness. Those go to the Kawaki RedSee picture 2 if you are confused. The Ducati Green (x1) and Grey/Yellow (x1), different wire per coil, are the remaining wires that you need to solder to the Kawaki White/Green, Blue/White or whatever White/Color combination you took from the Kawasaki.
Picture 4 - Horizontal installed, no issue with v-cowl clearance