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Re: C5 ignition

Post #16 by rcmatt007 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:46 pm

or the connections between 40 year old wiring
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Re: C5 ignition

Post #17 by AussieGold » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:05 pm

as mentioned , the wiring on these bikes is 40+ yrs old. the very reason to use a relay. to remove any doubt that the ignition receives full voltage. preferably fused. in my opinion.
i originally connected mine via the green/white wire that supplies the flasher unit. nothing wrong with that if you are certain
of its connections. i removed all doubts for myself by creating a dedicated power source.
been using these ignitions for a good while now (2013), ( i have three) and cannot fault them .
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Re: C5 ignition

Post #18 by millerdog » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:30 pm

I spoke with Paul at C5, and he said to get power directly from the battery with a fuse. He said the main problem with our bikes was voltage spikes from the voltage regulator which tends to burn out the module. They make a dc to dc converter that cleans up the volts from the regulator. I still haven’t received mine yet, but we will soon see!!
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