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Old 07-11-2011, 11:25 AM   #301
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Hey Steve

Check out ebay item 320677001861. These may fit the XLV 750R . The threaded stalk appears longer. Not too pricey either.

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Here are the XL600R parts


These have the -10 and -11 adaptor that takes a TA style signal. Could work! The ones on my bike are one piece with the longer stud




Here is a picture of an after market item from FleaBay and from a honda parts list

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Old 07-12-2011, 04:44 AM   #302
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Talking CDI update

I shot an email to Ignitec but haven't heard from them yet.
They apparently were on vacation. Let's see.

You'll remember from my last post that only one of the exciter coils is bad.
Question: Can two CDIs run on one coil?
A closer look a the wiring diagram in the original 1983 Honda Service Manual which is worth its weight in gold, by the way, reveals, that the two coils are running in parallel.

I disconnected the bad coil from the right cdi and paralled the good left coil into both cdi's.
Guess what, she fired right up

I just wonder for how long that coil can take the stress...
Off for a run around the blocks close to home, just in case I have to push...

To Ignitech: Guys, it's urgent, send the unit, please...
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:45 AM   #303
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I shot an email to Ignitec but haven't heard from them yet.
They apparently were on vacation. Let's see.

You'll remember from my last post that only one of the exciter coils is bad.
Question: Can two CDIs run on one coil?
A closer look a the wiring diagram in the original 1983 Honda Service Manual which is worth its weight in gold, by the way, reveals, that the two coils are running in parallel.

I disconnected the bad coil from the right cdi and paralled the good left coil into both cdi's.
Guess what, she fired right up

I just wonder for how long that coil can take the stress...
Off for a run around the blocks close to home, just in case I have to push...

To Ignitech: Guys, it's urgent, send the unit, please...

Thought you could do that, but that coil is the same age as the other and now twice as loaded.. good get you home fix.. Run it

the worst that can happen is it goes futt... you will be fitting the Ignetech unit so dont need the exciter coil anyway

just dont stray too far :-)

upside is you now have two good CDIs for sale

I have four , as I bought two spares before my coils went futt and I fitted the Ignitech
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:24 PM   #304
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Suitable for long distance touring, h? ;) Sh*t that this happened to you. Neither if it is on a new 'modern' bike or an semi-classic like the XLV. Hopefully the problem will be solved ASAP...



Hi Wilfred,

There is a Dutch club for XLV750R Owners where we have gathered a lot of information regarding the XLV750R; including an active Forum.

The direct link to the XLV chapter at the Forum (in Dutch available only, srry guys!)
http://www.transalpclub.nl/forumrc2/index.php?board=9.0

I'm 'Two Plugs' there as well.

One of our members has a 'shed' full of XLV parts and could most likely help you out with the parts you are looking for.

XLV750R riders are welcome at the Dutch Transalp Club (together with Africa Twin and Varadero riders) at www.transalpclub.nl
Hi Two Plugs, thanks for the information.. I'll join the dutch version!!

Grtz

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Old 07-20-2011, 08:59 AM   #305
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Running 2 CDIs on one coil works like a charm, so it'll surely get you home.
The postman delivered this yesterday:



The box contains what you see in the picture:
-A fully configured dual cdi, no hassle with the cables, it is a direct plug and play, old CDIs out, new in... done.
All one has to do is find +12V ignition to connect the power supply.
I tapped into the turn signal relais which sits behind the left side triangular cover. The wire is supposed to be black, on my bike it's green/white.
-A CD with the software and the unit's data for your bike.
-A hardcopy of the wiring, neat.

The bike starts on the first rev of the starter and runs smooth.
I checked the engine mapping and it appears that ingnitech have changed/tweaked the original advance settings a bit.

Did an 80km test run today.
Throttle response seems to be much better, better and smoother acceleration above 5000RPM.

Started the software on a laptop and connected the running bike via a USB/RS232 adapter.Got immediate indication of data, e.g. Voltage and live engine RPM.
Adjusted the carbs to about 1100RPM on idle according to the Software.
Engine idles great, my onboard tacho indicates a bit high.

My first impression:Hooked
A great gadget, should have made the investment much earlier.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:11 PM   #306
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had one fitted for 4 years now

you can fit a throttle position sensor too ....

not done it yet :-)
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:11 AM   #307
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Running 2 CDIs on one coil works like a charm, so it'll surely get you home.
The postman delivered this yesterday:



The box contains what you see in the picture:
-A fully configured dual cdi, no hassle with the cables, it is a direct plug and play, old CDIs out, new in... done.
All one has to do is find +12V ignition to connect the power supply.
I tapped into the turn signal relais which sits behind the left side triangular cover. The wire is supposed to be black, on my bike it's green/white.
-A CD with the software and the unit's data for your bike.
-A hardcopy of the wiring, neat.

The bike starts on the first rev of the starter and runs smooth.
I checked the engine mapping and it appears that ingnitech have changed/tweaked the original advance settings a bit.

Did an 80km test run today.
Throttle response seems to be much better, better and smoother acceleration above 5000RPM.

Started the software on a laptop and connected the running bike via a USB/RS232 adapter.Got immediate indication of data, e.g. Voltage and live engine RPM.
Adjusted the carbs to about 1100RPM on idle according to the Software.
Engine idles great, my onboard tacho indicates a bit high.

My first impression:Hooked
A great gadget, should have made the investment much earlier.
I installed my unit up under the airfilter housing away from water and heat.
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:20 PM   #308
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I installed my unit up under the airfilter housing away from water and heat.
installed mine in the original CDI position just behind the battery.. 4 years some real long runs .. no issues
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:54 PM   #309
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installed mine in the original CDI position just behind the battery.. 4 years some real long runs .. no issues
and how hot does it get on a really hot day while travelling the deserts up there
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:43 PM   #310
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and how hot does it get on a really hot day while travelling the deserts up there


not too bad reg lasted until last yesr and that's on the front of the battey box inched away from the rear exhaust !!

I think its cooler behind the battery, than above the engine...

Seriously though, I used the bike for some long charity runs ( John O Groats in Scotland to Lands end in Englant 880+ miles in 14hrs ) and the bikes never missed a beat... ok its not +30C and covered in roo poo but a good shake down
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:00 AM   #311
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Thanks Ray and Bell,I couldn't believe the difference it makes to the bike after installing that unit,it's money well spent. One thing I did notice this time on a fairly long 3 day ride last weekend was when the rev counter hit 5000, I had to pull the reins a bit to stop the beast trying to break into a gallop,it felt like the pipe cut in just like it does on a 2 stroke when it hits the power band..frightning

I have mucked around with the advance point when it goes to full advance and wondered if I have hit the sweet spot.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:05 AM   #312
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Thanks Ray and Bell,I couldn't believe the difference it makes to the bike after installing that unit,it's money well spent. One thing I did notice this time on a fairly long 3 day ride last weekend was when the rev counter hit 5000, I had to pull the reins a bit to stop the beast trying to break into a gallop,it felt like the pipe cut in just like it does on a 2 stroke when it hits the power band..frightning

I have mucked around with the advance point when it goes to full advance and wondered if I have hit the sweet spot.
what changes have you made ?

I have a TPS pot to fit , but not got around to it , I was also trying to map the base advance ( it's set at 10 degrees from ignitech, but I got a face full of oil from the inspection opening, not made a pespex one yet.. been busy with the Africa twin :-)

It a real improvment to the bike.. and so simple to fit :-)

I have the rev limit set at 9000 and bounce of that
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:27 PM   #313
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Tto

Fitted a Trail Tech cylinder head temp gauge today.
Mounted it to the left spark plug of the rear cylinder.
Max temp was 174C at an OAT of 18C.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:11 AM   #314
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Fitted a Trail Tech cylinder head temp gauge today.
Mounted it to the left spark plug of the rear cylinder.
Max temp was 174C at an OAT of 18C.
sounds right

Highest I have had under 'normal' running was 200c on a 30+ day and slow moving traffic... oddly enough once ticking over the bike actually cooled to about 180...

on a winter day runs at 135-150

summer 150 -175

this is a good peice of kit for peice of mind, I was considering removing it and fitting it to the DR, as I had no issues with the XLV.. then the temperature shot up above 200 and I limped the bike home just incase stopping to keep it low... turned out to be genuine .. rear jet blocked and running lean.. the bike showed no signs of this, just running normally. If I had not had the Trailtech I would have ridden it hard as usual and may have regretted it :-)

set the high Alarm to 195 200 and watch the road !!! not the temp:-)
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:37 PM   #315
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Rate the XLV750R

Hi All,

I think this one is interesting... Found it tnx to a link provided in the Flea market section... We can still rate our beloved XLV750R's!

So... Cast your votes. I've done mine:
http://www.bikez.com/bike/rate.php?idbike=12419
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