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Old 02-06-2014, 08:26 AM   #1
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Motorrad Elektrik Alpha Ignition System vs.Dyna III Electronic

I have the Dyna III electronic setup on my 1977 R100. Works fine. Bike starts in a split second, it feels great. I have had one failure of the "black box", it left me stranded many many miles from my driveway. Nearest repair shop of course did not have one in stock. Vendor was super in getting me a free replacement unit ASAP. Now I carry a spare unit. Reading the latest BMW MOA mag it has a little write up on the Alpha. So I visited Motorrad's site and read the full dope on it. Sounds good. And so did the Dyna ! I like to have my bike reliable as we all do, I'm a nut for preventative work on her and have never been left on the road except for the Dyna event.
What do you think of the Alpha? I like losing the mechanical advance unit for one thing.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:37 PM   #2
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I have no experience with any of these, but if I were looking to change, I would also consider the unit from EuroMotoElektrik. It, too, is an electronic replacement system for either the original points or the later hall effect systems. They make two models: one that mounts on the original Bosch alternator, the other mounts on the Enduralast alternator system.




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Old 02-06-2014, 03:07 PM   #3
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I have no experience with any of these, but if I were looking to change, I would also consider the unit from EuroMotoElektrik. It, too, is an electronic replacement system for either the original points or the later hall effect systems. They make two models: one that mounts on the original Bosch alternator, the other mounts on the Enduralast alternator system.




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If you fit an alternator mounted ignition, you can keep your original cam mounted ignition, so you have backup in the unlikely circumstances that yor alternator mounted ignition craps out
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:10 PM   #4
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Good point! Thank you.
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:39 AM   #5
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I use the original Sachse ignition on my 90/6, EMC used to use Sachse components in their ignition, but I understand have it all built in house. There were some issues with the in house ignition, just search here.

Electronic ignitions require resistors in the plug caps and good earths.

I'm very happy with the Sachse ignition. Had it for about 2 years. The maker of the ignition Volker Sachse was killed on his bike last summer, but I understand that the business is carrying on.
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:51 AM   #6
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I use the original Sachse ignition on my 90/6, EMC used to use Sachse components in their ignition, but I understand have it all built in house. There were some issues with the in house ignition, just search here.

Electronic ignitions require resistors in the plug caps and good earths.

I'm very happy with the Sachse ignition. Had it for about 2 years. The maker of the ignition Volker Sachse was killed on his bike last summer, but I understand that the business is carrying on. If you are buying from the states deduct the 19% sales tax. The led makes setting up the initial ignition timing very easy.

http://www.elektronik-sachse.de/shop...-r-types-.html
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:56 AM   #7
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I have the Alpha and dig it. Works a treat.
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If the HES in the Alpha can needs replacing, is this a simple task? Has anyone ever done it?
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