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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:03 am 
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Hi all,

I am planning on buying this electronic ignition for my GT380
(http://www.accent-electronic.com/ELZ2Coil.html)

Does anyone have any experience with the install process? I have never done an electronic ignition before. I've contacted Uwe and read some of the documentation but I'm still a bit confused (perhaps due to language barrier)

Possibly a dumb question, but does the kit come with a button for electronic start? Not sure how it all works..

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:54 am 
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No electric start, but you'll never have to file or gap points again.

I have something similar purchased many years ago, so this is likely a good upgrade in electronics since then.

Possibly the most important thing to make sure to not screw up is putting any torque into that nut on the end of the shaft without oppositional torque: The gear that is attached to the other end of the is PLASTIC and will break in a heartbeat. I would hope the instructions in English would include advice on how to swap out the points cam for the reluctor or whatever it is, without hosing the job.

Best of luck. E-ignition is a big improvement on reliability and spark control.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:48 pm 
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Bikes owned: FZ50, GP100, RG125 Gamma, GT380, Bandit 1200S
I have it on my bike. It is very easy to install but the instructions are slightly hard to follow due to poor translation. You have to use a little common sense when you realise that the plugs on the wires are not the same as those shown in the instructions. (the instructions are for a GT750, not a GT380. The only difference is the connectors). The instructions tell you to time the ignition using the centre cylinder mark and an LED on the circuit board. If memory serves, it will tell you to time it according to when the LED goes OUT, in actual fact it means when the light turns ON. Or was it the other way around? Either way, you get the idea. I put it down to translation error.
Once installed and timed correctly, the bike started and re-started quite easily.
The fit and finish of the item was good and the wires were good quality too. I have yet to test mine in anger on the road but I am confident it will do well.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:53 pm 
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Hi,
I cannot read German.. does this company make a unit to fit my 1975 GT550?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:23 pm 
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JessC wrote:
Hi,
I cannot read German.. does this company make a unit to fit my 1975 GT550?


Most modern web browsers offer a translate function so text translation shouldn't be a problem - at least that is true of laptops and computer - not sure about phones. For the GT550 you need to email or phone Uwe (the owner of Accent) as they have a special version for that model as it rotates opposite to the GT380 and GT750. His contact info is on the web site. 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:32 am 
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oldjapanesebikes wrote:
For the GT550 you need to email or phone Uwe (the owner of Accent) as they have a special version for that model as it rotates opposite to the GT380 and GT750. His contact info is on the web site. 8)

Incidentally in my communications with him Uwe he seems to be a very helpful guy.


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