Honda Twins banner

1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,926 Posts
I doubt anyone here has used that exact variety, but several here have played around with electronic ignitions. It does look similar to the Boretech unit. Some modify the GL1000 Dynatek unit with success. I've got two sets of instructions on how to modify the Dyna should they be needed, in PDF format.

That unit at 299 Euros is pretty pricey for here in the US. Think conversion rates..

Here's the coolest part about it though: "9 ignition curves are available, selectable by a rotary switch at the box"


GB :mrgreen:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Thanks, with the Dyna unit do I still need the spark advance unit? I seen the Dyna unit for about $129.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,926 Posts
The Dyna comes with its own piece that mounts to the end of the camshaft. The electronic part of it has to be modified though, so the conversion is'nt for everyone. Plus it voids the warranty of the Dyna unit. Plus if you screw up when modding it, then you're out $130. Then there's the reliability issue, and longevity.... So on and so forth..........

GB :mrgreen:
 

·
Sensei
Joined
·
27,160 Posts
When I last used a Dyna, all I did was remove all the redundant (unnecessary) magnets in the plastic rotor that replaces the "center" (breaker cam) part of the advance unit ...No changes were made electronically.......... It has been a long time (the 70's) so I can't remember if there was only one magnet or two left in place.... I could tell from a pic of the rotor.....
 

·
Sensei
Joined
·
27,160 Posts
No, the Dyna doesn't use the points, only the "carrier, springs and arms from the advance unit"... The plastic center that replaces the breaker cam on the advance unit magnetically triggers the system through conventional "pulsar" coils, sending a signal to the "brain-box" which in turn fires the ignition coils/plugs....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
So the Dyna and new coils maybe the way to go. I'm going to get the engine running with points first before investing in the Dyna.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,495 Posts
You may also want to consider HondaMan's Points Amplifier.
His rig retains the points, but radically decreases the current flowing through them.
This causes the points to be much more stable and last a lot longer.
Best part is, it's only $50-$60........

With that and some aftermarket coils from Mike's XS shop, you'd be set up good.

HondaMan is Mark Paris, and he knows more about this kind of stuff than everyone here put together...... [email protected]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,926 Posts
Bill is right on the Hondaman stuff. That guy is a real brainiac! I do like the sound of using the stock points forever! :D

Steve, both sets of instructions I have show that you do have to remove some material from one the "pickups" which does void the warranty and if done wrong would weaken or destroy the unit. If I was smart enough, I'd post em here for all to see.


GB :mrgreen:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,495 Posts
I'm not dissing the electronic route - it's just expensive (you'd need a new coil type as well as the ignition stuff itself) and results are not guaranteed.

Most folks here are budget-minded, and have other things to worry about on their old bikes besides trying to tweak an electronic system (like what part will fall off today?).
So I always try to mention HondaMan's thing as a realistic option..........
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,495 Posts
Bird76Mojo said:
To my understanding, the stock coils can be used? I could be wrong though.


GB :mrgreen:
If you're talking about the HondaMan rig, all stock components (including the advancer) are retained, his stuff plugs into the circuit.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,926 Posts
Actually Bill, no I was speaking of the aftermarket electronic ignitions. They state that the stock coils can be retained or switch to the 3 ohm variety? Any thoughts, besides the 3 ohm coils being more demanding on the charging system in general..?


GB :mrgreen:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,495 Posts
Bird76Mojo said:
Actually Bill, no I was speaking of the aftermarket electronic ignitions. They state that the stock coils can be retained or switch to the 3 ohm variety? Any thoughts, besides the 3 ohm coils being more demanding on the charging system in general..?


GB :mrgreen:
Some of the aftermarkets require different coil type, some don't.
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top