Boyer ignition

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by isdt BMW, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. isdt BMW

    isdt BMW willserv@aol.com

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    I need a Boyer ignition for my R-75 ISDT project bike. I need the one that includes electronic advance. I understand that the Dyna unit requires a mechanical advance and my bike came without the ignition so Boyer seems to be the best route. Does Pazon make a BMW unit? I am open to other brands. Painting frame now, photos will come soon. Thanks
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  2. craydds

    craydds Long timer

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    I have the Boyer, but I think you might consider this... http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/EnDuraSpark-Electronic-Ignition-System-BMW-R-70-95-p/edl-ign.htm .
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  3. robsmoto

    robsmoto Motorcycleton

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    I've gotten several Boyer units from Rocky Point Cycle - although this was when Stan Smith still owned RPC and it was in Xenia, OH. I've not done any business with the new owner of RPC. I am quite happy with the Boyer units on my airheads. link to RPC follows -
    http://www.rockypointcycle.com/p-bmw8_electrics-9606.html
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  4. Boxer Metal

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    Are you sure you want a Boyer? We just installed one at my tech day last weekend and nothing fit right. It took hours filing fitting.
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  5. tete

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    I recently installed one. I am a complete noob. Never did anything mechanical on a motorcycle . Installed in about two hours. Required very little filing. I am very happy. Really easy to set up.

    One thing to note. At first I was disappointed because I could not get the bike to shut down, finally I looked at the instructions and it turned out I had it wired incorrectly. :D But once I wired it correctly it turn off as it should. Not only that the bike starts like a champ. If your bike is pre-79 I believe it requires slightly different wiring or it may not shut off properly. You will need to connect the power to the coil rather than battery directly as suggested on the newer models.

    For tuning I called them over at Rocky, and I followed the instruction. Basically use a timing gun but connect it to a static battery or another non running vehicle. Don't use the battery on the bike while setting the timing. Set at idle and set at 4000+ rpm, a few adjustments and whammo! the business.

    Now I'll be honest, being a total noob I got alot of help here on the forums, but if you have any experience what so ever it would be a breeze.

    I essentially had to learn how ignitions worked and such.

    But I could not be happier now. The bike is running like a champ and I have never taken it to any shop. Everything by my nooby self. Thanks to the guys here of course.

    I have heard that they seem to vary a bit in regards to how the advance mechanism thingy fits on the cam end. For me because I have a repaired cam tip it was the obvious choice.
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  6. craydds

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  7. isdt BMW

    isdt BMW willserv@aol.com

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    A buddy has one or the points setup, I am going to try the Boyer, he used it for over 100k without trouble, and I can always go back to points.
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  10. craydds

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    Cool. I may install it. Cuz, I just can't leave my bike alone - always gotta be messin' with it.
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  11. ericrat

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    Just as a correction, the Dyna III has electron advance built in just like the Boyer. I like Dyna slightly better, but the Boyer is fine and probably cheaper. You can actually call Dyna and get a tech on the phone.

    If you are thinking of the Dyna ignition booster that is a different animal and not really an "ignition".

    Eric
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