CB/CL 350 RACE BIKE FAQ IGNITION MODIFICATIONS PAGE
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- Chris Marshall, Ignition modifications use a Dyna ignition I built myself, similar
to the Barker Sparker. It is mounted on a plate where the alternator
mechanism used to be. Its uses a fixed advance of 40 BTDC. I use Dyna
coils (3 ohm) and recommend Nology Spark Plug wires. They are expensive
but produce a beautiful spark.
- Hoyt McKagen, Cam mounted ignition is immune to crank whip which can seriously affect
timing and even make good tuners cry. The stock points system is OK to 12,000
RPM. The traditional K-Mart cheapo universal coil makes sparks like you
wouldn't believe. A special rig is in development for the crank-mounteds to
eliminate whip effects, uses its own bearings and a slop-free driver.
Ball-bearing camshaft conversion frees up ~.5 Hp.
- Chris Ford, I used stock Honda coils with a "constant loss" system. This is a
system that removes all of the bikes electrical paraphenalia, ie starter
motor, wiring, etc (saves about 17 pounds), and relies on a fully charged
wet cell battery to run the ignition while you race. The down side is
that you have to recharge the battery a lot. Still, it's the simplest
system around, and it works. Ask Hoyt.
- Buff Harsh, The Dyna S seems to have been a good choice, but it's life is limited in
the hot crancase oil. The Dyna III is also used by some with success, but I like the simplicity
of the S. It runs off the crank and hooks easily up the coils.