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Have been emailing back and forth with Ignitech in the Czech Republic regarding a replacement CDI for my bike...



"Yes - we can make unit DCCDIP for this bike.



Unit we can prepare with same connector s as original unit. You will only

have to connect one more wire from ignition to +12V key switched."



Gotta leave town for a couple weeks for work, but hope to have one on my doorstep by the time I return. If anyone else is interested, shoot them an email ( [email protected] ). If your bike is a stock 87, or 88-97 they can ship you out a CDI that you plug into the stock connectors, connect one switched +12v wire and you are good to go. Double check with them regarding connectors for an '87 though.



Unfortunately I am on my fourth conglomeration of an ignition system, so mine is a little messed up and I'll have to use different connectors... Mine is a cross between a 1991 and a 1998 system, and it still looks like this will be the easiest ignition system i have ever converted to
 

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To clarify a little bit, this is a CDI that is powered by the battery in your bike, rather than the coil of wire inside your engine that is expensive and prone to go bad. Can kill two birds with one stone, here.
 

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Quanto, Tonto?
 

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$175 for the programmable version at current exchange rate. Looks like $87 for the non-programmable version. That is the price with 20% "Value Added Tax" which I am not sure if we would have to pay or not, but figured I'd include it. So basically those are max prices without shipping. Without VAT it would be $146 / $73 respectively, plus shipping.
 

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I don't think we'd be subject to V.A.T., but Czech with the Czechs and I might write a czech for a programmable version.



Is this a CD/laptop programable deal, or muliple options with dipswitches?
 

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Sorry for the delay, been flying all day, just hit denver



You program it with a laptop/pc... hit up their site, you can download the programming software for free to check it out
 

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Any downside to the non programmable one performance wise?



How bout shipping and timeframe? After my hassle wouldn't mind having a backup one of these days.
 

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Wow. So now my TW will rev to 15K?




Who knew?





Seriously, nice option. Programming looks simple enough even I could do it.



Fort Payne, near as I can tell the stock unit puts advance at a static 10 degrees. So a non-programable unit set for 10 degrees should be equal.
 

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just got the invoice and paid it. 160 euros = 201 US dollars shipped for a CDI that will plug into the stock harness, and let you program it




Operose when are you getting, installing and reporting on the CDI........?????????? OPEN OPEN OPEN



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I am 1900 miles away from home right now... Will be home this coming Saturday but not sure if the CDI will be there or not........???????????????



It's killing me too, man
 

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I am 1900 miles away from home right now... Will be home this coming Saturday but not sure if the CDI will be there or not........???????????????



It's killing me too, man




Ok..... 1900 miles....thats a double Iron butt you should be home by now!







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Yes, wish I was home.....



Have heard great things about Ignitech's customer service and responsiveness. I've been emailing them for 3 days straight trying to get an answer on when this thing will ship and they haven't gotten back to me. Have a friend in the Czech Republic that is going to call them for me tomorrow and yell at them in their native tongue.



Here, have a picture from the mountains yesterday, since this thread is distinctly lacking in actual ignition pics/installation/info




 

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They got back to me by email today, it should ship August 6.



Have another picture of a beautiful road that i really want to drive something other than a rental car on



 

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Well, it took a (long) while, but just got shipping notification this morning. It could take up to two weeks to get here still. But then again, when you are having a shop that builds race ducati ignitions make you a customized pandoras box.... Patience is a virtue, right?






Gene,



The best way to troubleshoot these stupid things is to find someone with a bike in the same year range and then swap the cdi units to see if the problem stays with the bike or follows the CDI.
 
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