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Dyna S Ignition Users - Feedback 16 Sep 2020 08:43 #835162

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The igniter on my '82 GPZ1100 has seen better days, so I'm thinking of installing a Dyna S ignition like the one in the link below.

This kit eliminates the factory igniter, right?

I'm looking for feedback from those running this kit. Thanks.

Motorcycle builder since 1973. Master Tech. Current bike: 1982 GPZ1100B2.

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Dyna S Ignition Users - Feedback 16 Sep 2020 09:22 #835166

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Yes. Stand alone replacement no igniter required.
Just needs switched power from the ignition switch and 3 to 5 ohm coils.
Been running them for years no issues.
Got them on all my bikes.

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Dyna S Ignition Users - Feedback 16 Sep 2020 09:48 #835168

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I recently converted my 1980 KZ1000 LTD. Runs better than ever!

I have one beef about the Dyna S system. They recommend using their blue splice to attach to a power wire. I've had issues in the past getting the system to power up so I put a standard bullet connector on the red wire and attached it to the double brown femail connector near the headlight. This is a spare 12 volt connection on the main harness.
I have a couple of Z1B's restored, an '80 KZ1000LTD restored, a 1981 KZ550 restored and a 2008 KLR 650 for off road fun. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.

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Dyna S Ignition Users - Feedback 16 Sep 2020 11:43 #835176

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I agree with HRM, upgrade the red power wire, don’t use the scotch lock.

As far as the system, to quote a popular infomercial, “set it and forget it”
1976 KZ 900 A4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
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Dyna S Ignition Users - Feedback 16 Sep 2020 12:06 #835178

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Only issue I had on my Z1b was (from what everyone has told me) the pickups are installed backwards from the factory, so when you install them you are maxed out in one direction (I forget which) for timing adjustments. From what I hear its an ongoing problem and I just need to swap pickup locations. I got it timed, but its litterally at the very end of adjustment.

I also plan on soldering the harness instead of depending on those wire taps.
1975 Z1 900
1994 KX250 Showroom Resto
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Dyna S Ignition Users - Feedback 16 Sep 2020 12:15 #835180

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Kidkawie wrote: Only issue I had on my Z1b was (from what everyone has told me) the pickups are installed backwards from the factory, so when you install them you are maxed out in one direction (I forget which) for timing adjustments. From what I hear its an ongoing problem and I just need to swap pickup locations. I got it timed, but its litterally at the very end of adjustment.

I also plan on soldering the harness instead of depending on those wire taps.


You may have the wrong rotor fitted which will cause that problem.
There are two types marked either 3 and 3A.
3A is for the early Z1 rotor and 3 for the later 900/1000 rotor stamped 005.

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Dyna S Ignition Users - Feedback 16 Sep 2020 15:25 #835186

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OK thanks, it sounds like a winner.

Did you time it using a test light or use a timing light?

I'm close to starting this bike for the first time in 14 years.
Motorcycle builder since 1973. Master Tech. Current bike: 1982 GPZ1100B2.

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Dyna S Ignition Users - Feedback 16 Sep 2020 17:31 #835189

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Static time it per install directions and then once started use a timing light and dynamic time.
1976 KZ 900 A4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
Kowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens.
Jimi Hendrix.

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This is for the Kz900/1000 but install I’m sure is similar
1976 KZ 900 A4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
Kowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens.
Jimi Hendrix.
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Dyna S Ignition Users - Feedback 16 Sep 2020 19:49 #835194

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I use it on all my bikes.
Kz1000 kz650 gn125

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Dyna S Ignition Users - Feedback 17 Sep 2020 06:45 #835212

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I just put it on my KZ900, with great results. Ditch the blue splice they provide, I wired it in with the wires they suggest but soldered them together instead of the splice.

I static timed mine and am spot on.
1977 KZ900
Carbs are late model 1975 28mm

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Dyna S Ignition Users - Feedback 17 Sep 2020 07:37 #835218

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zed1015 wrote: and 3 to 5 ohm coils.


As far as I can tell by reading the FSM, the 82 kz1100 has coils with a range of 1.8 to 2.8 ohms, which is too low for the Dyna S. You would need to replace the coils as well.

Otherwise, I have used both the Dyna S and Dyna III and never had any issues with either one. Set and forget.
'78 Z1-R in blue, '78 Z1-R in black, '78 Z1-R in pieces
'95 GPZ1100 (sold) , '00 ZRX1100

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