Paging Tim Morrow, re: SR500 ignition systems

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Mark Olson

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Jan 1, 2021, 1:37:59 PMJan 1
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Tim, if you catch this message somehow, I have a question about
aftermarket ignition systems for the Yamaha SR500. IIRC you used to
have one of those bikes and I'm guessing you might have modded the
ignition system.

A friend of mine has owned a 1978 SR500 almost since it was new and
is hoping to make it a bit easier to start. At our age, I figure we
should use any advantage we can get.

What is the best aftermarket ignition solution? Apparently there are
some that retain the points and the mechanical advance, but let a
solid-state circuit deliver the current to the coil primary. He would
like to avoid making any irreversible mods.

He does happen to have a spare stator which failed (not sure if it
was the charging or ignition winding) which might be a starting point
for a rewind.

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elkster...@yahoo.com

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Speedy Mercer

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Jan 2, 2021, 1:36:22 AMJan 2
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> A friend of mine has owned a 1978 SR500 almost since it was new and
> is hoping to make it a bit easier to start. At our age, I figure we
> should use any advantage we can get.
>
> What is the best aftermarket ignition solution? Apparently there are
> some that retain the points and the mechanical advance, but let a
> solid-state circuit deliver the current to the coil primary. He would
> like to avoid making any irreversible mods.

Back in the day, the DYNA boxes made a WORLD of difference on my RD350, and GL1000. Dunno about what is available today.

Mark Olson

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Jan 2, 2021, 8:52:18 AMJan 2
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My GL1000 has some brand of aftermarket ignition on it.
Hasn't run since July 2016... :(
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