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    You wont be able to open your spark gap to .060. Thats not what a transistorized trigger is for.

    You will have to continue running your stock gap.

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    Thanks for the input. Lets see if I can reply to most of the questions.

    1. Unga, I like points, and while I'm no expert, I think most ot eh electric ignitions available for RDs more or less suck. My points work great, so I am sticking with them.
    I am looking into a good modern carb upgrade, and I am already running a "y-boot" and filter. For a good carb, I think whatever they put on the Banshees will probably be a good upgrade for me.
    Regarding HID lights, all my HID lights illumimated almost instantly, with maybe only a 0.5 sec delay at most.

    2. And Don't worry, I will be sure to dress the pistons before installation -- I have been building bikes for almost 20 years now.

    3. PJ, I am planning on only inspecting the pistons, and not doing any significant changes to them.

    4.I'll look into the OEM HID lights instead of a conversion kit.

    5. Yes, I actually should be able to open my spark plugs up to 0.060" -- the transistorized ignition will be working in conjunction with big powerful car coils. 0.060" probably will still be conservative -- I am shooting for a spark that can jump a 12 - 15mm gap.


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    Thanks for the input. Lets see if I can reply to most of the questions.

    1. Unga, I like points, and while I'm no expert, I think most ot eh electric ignitions available for RDs more or less suck. My points work great, so I am sticking with them.
    I am looking into a good modern carb upgrade, and I am already running a "y-boot" and filter. For a good carb, I think whatever they put on the Banshees will probably be a good upgrade for me.
    Regarding HID lights, all my HID lights illumimated almost instantly, with maybe only a 0.5 sec delay at most.

    2. And Don't worry, I will be sure to dress the pistons before installation -- I have been building bikes for almost 20 years now.

    3. PJ, I am planning on only inspecting the pistons, and not doing any significant changes to them.

    4.I'll look into the OEM HID lights instead of a conversion kit.

    5. Yes, I actually should be able to open my spark plugs up to 0.060" -- the transistorized ignition will be working in conjunction with big powerful car coils. 0.060" probably will still be conservative -- I am shooting for a spark that can jump a 12 - 15mm gap.


    peace and grease,
    -fang
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    Post up how the ignition works out. Sounds interesting.

    Anyways, even the Newtronics systems I dealt with were very straightforward and easy to set up. And once you set them up, you don't need to touch them. Once I get ignition systems working well, I don't like to screw with them. I don't mind jetting, but ignitions... bleh.

    30mm flat slides would work well on a ported RD350.




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    Post up how the ignition works out. Sounds interesting.

    Anyways, even the Newtronics systems I dealt with were very straightforward and easy to set up. And once you set them up, you don't need to touch them. Once I get ignition systems working well, I don't like to screw with them. I don't mind jetting, but ignitions... bleh.

    30mm flat slides would work well on a ported RD350.




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    hey steven, the kehein pwk's seem to be a solid carb upgrade. they are spendy if bought from a supplier for general purposes but they also use them on a few kawa off road bikes and i hear you can get them for half the price if you buy them from a kawa dealer.

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    hey steven, the kehein pwk's seem to be a solid carb upgrade. they are spendy if bought from a supplier for general purposes but they also use them on a few kawa off road bikes and i hear you can get them for half the price if you buy them from a kawa dealer.

    look it up on 2 stroke world
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    I accidentally ordered pistons that are 1.00mm too small, and did not notice until after I has started cutting to modify them.... Had to order another set. Most of the other stuff has arrived.

    More waiting. Updates to come after the holidays.

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    quote:Originally posted by Fang

    Thanks for the input. Lets see if I can reply to most of the questions.



    2. And Don't worry, I will be sure to dress the pistons before installation -- I have been building bikes for almost 20 years now.

    3. PJ, I am planning on only inspecting the pistons, and not doing any significant changes to them.

    peace and grease,
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    quote:Originally posted by Fang
    I accidentally ordered pistons that are 1.00mm too small, and did not notice until after I has started cutting to modify them....
    peace and grease,
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    no modification hey?

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    He said significant changes, not modification. There totally different words. Duh..
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