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MikesXS Electronic Ignition Kit

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rbirkey, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    ZACKLEY!
     
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  2. Bigfeet

    Bigfeet to many projects

    Pamco on this site touch's a nerve with a lot of people and it seems like it has for years. Whether it came from Pete himself or the Mikes knock off. I really like the one I got from Pete years ago and now I wish I had bought a just in case backup when I could.That being said I'll probably get one from Mikes and hope I never need it.
     
  3. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  4. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Been thinkin' about playing with this thing. 50 bucks shipped. No need to reinvent the wheel.

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  5. 650trader

    650trader XS650 Addict

    DIY ? HAH ! Pete had long experience in the electronics field being the one who made the bits to convert the telephone to touch tone.
    Pete started developing the ignition for His Own Bike and originally made his trigger plate from a gerber baby food lid.
    Problems with the system come from high heat and he solved this by hunting down the highest quality heat tolerant bits.
    His price was giveaway to help the XS riders and he never set out to make high profit.
    Boyers ( both red and blue box ) often burned a hole thru the box due to using low quality components.
    I called them on this and they admitted to this and to shipping them out anyway !
     
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  6. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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    Just copy Mike's ignition :) Turn about is fair play...
    Actually, in your link Pete offers $100 to the first person who makes his own Gerber lid ignition. Didn't look at the details but he says it's simple. Make those....
     
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  7. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

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  8. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Well there ya go... knew it would work. ;)
     
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  9. JAX71224

    JAX71224 jax71224

    All good, no hurry but if not going to need anymore, I will probably always keep my points-style ignition and would probably make an offer on the points plate as well if you get your electronic setup reliable and stable and are confident in it.
     
  10. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    How does that system handle the spark timing advance function Jim?

    Perhaps it uses the stock mechanical advance...?
     
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  11. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yep.
     
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  12. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  13. rbirkey

    rbirkey TriumphBonneville.org

    Thanks for all the feedback!

    Here is the wiring diagram of what I have done so far. Any thoughts, issues, or feedback?

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  14. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    From the Mike's install pdf.

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  15. rbirkey

    rbirkey TriumphBonneville.org



    Based on this feedback, I have replaced the original fuse holder with the newer blade type with a new 20A fuse!

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  16. rbirkey

    rbirkey TriumphBonneville.org

    Does this original "regulator" component on the left side of the battery box need to be present with the new ignition system?

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  17. rbirkey

    rbirkey TriumphBonneville.org

    I've updated the wiring diagram per feedback.

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  18. rbirkey

    rbirkey TriumphBonneville.org

    Can someone describe to me what to expect when the ignition key is turned? In the first position, the neutral safety light comes on along with the headlight (Light switch is on), and the taillight. In the next position, the headlight goes off, and when I hit the start button, nothing happens.

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  19. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The first position is the one you use to start and ride the bike.

    As I understand it, the second position is some sort of "parking" position which allows the lights to work but I think that the key can be withdrawn from the lock. I guess you would use that if you had to leave your bike somewhere and wanted to be able to mark its position in the dark (say beside a roadway). I must admit that I have never actually used the second position so I may have some of that incorrect.

    Pete
     
  20. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Your schematic looks good Randy

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