Vape CDI Ignition and Charging System for the Yamaha RD250/350/400,R5, and DS7
(note: Vape was formerly Powerdynamo/MZB)
- Replaces the stock generator, points, condenser, coils and regulator found on the RD, R5 and DS7.
- This system includes a lightweight cnc machined one piece external magnetic rotor and powerful stator, CDI ignition and HT coil pack, regulator, plug wires and caps, misc hardware and installation instructions. (note: all new systems purchased include the updated rotor)
- This is the same type of ignition you would find on any modern motorcycle and gives you a high voltage spark and strong electrical output for lighting and charging. This is a maintenance free system, you will never need to check your timing or replace / adjust any parts as you would with contact points and condensers.
- We charge a bit more than other vendors for this system as we provide live technical support via phone - talk to a person.
- 24 Month Manufacturer’s Warranty.
- 35,000 Volt HT Ignition Coils
- Electrical output at 150W/12V allows you to run high wattage lights, halogen bulbs, and any accessories you like. Your horn, signals and headlight will be strong and bright even at idle.
- No changes, modifications or machining needed to install this system
- The system is capable of running without a battery.
- Very stable ignition with high energy spark for better starting and fuel efficiency
- Increases engine performance and lowers emissions
- Wasted spark system ensures easy starting
- This system is manufactured to exacting standards and all components and machining are top notch and of the highest quality. Just what you would expect from a German company.
- Manufactured by Vape, imported from Europe by Economy Cycle – an authorized US distributor.
- You will need a basic understanding of motorcycle electrical systems and basic mechanical knowledge to install the system, or you can have your own mechanic or local bike shop perform the installation. Economy Cycle can also install this system on your bike or motor.
- The system typically takes 3-4 hours to install.
- Note: requires puller tool for Vape Rotor/drum - available here Vape Puller Tool
- We recommend the hardware upgrade kit for this system - available here Vape Hardware Upgrade
- We also recommend a new generator wire grommet with this kit as the stock one will not be reuseable, avaiable here Wiring Grommet
- Kit includes a relay to allow you to use your stock ignition switch
- Some notes on keyway cutting and woodruff keys:
- This system does not require a keyway / woodruff key and allows you to run the static timing of your choice (typically RD’s and similar bikes run static timing in the range of 1.8-2.2 BTDC). Also if you intend to use a Zeeltronic ignition controller and dynamic ignition curve a keyed rotor timed in the typical range noted above will not allow the Zeeltronic ignition controller to work properly, additional info below.
- Cutting a keyway in the rotor/drum voids the warranty
- The original Yamaha keeway and woodruff key were not intended to be used with the Vape rotor/drum to keep from slipping and absorbing a shear load. They were designed to index timing and once a keeway is cut and woodruff key installed, your timing is fixed and cannot be changed, we don't recommend this modification for these reasons. Additional info from Vape/MZB/Powerdynamo here Vape Keyway Information
- Requires no battery or lead acid / MF type battery only, however you will need a battery if you intend to use the stock ignition switch and kill switch and Vape relay
Ignition Coil Wire - for Yamaha RD/R5/YDS6/7 and other bikes. High quality replacemnt ignition coil wire for stock or aftermarket coils. Sold by the foot, quantiy = number of feet desired.
No more points for your classic RD!!! Quick, Easy installation; easier than changing a set of points!! No modifications to the wiring harness, charging system, etc. Works with stock coils, or aftermarket coils made to use with points. (note: promotions/discounts do not apply to this item). Note: Suitable for All USA/Euro/Australian DS7, RD250, R5, RD350.
No more points for your classic RD!!! Quick, Easy installation; easier than changing a set of points!! No modifications to the wiring harness, charging system, etc. Works with stock coils, or aftermarket coils made to use with points. (note: promotions/discounts do not apply to this item). Now available for the Euro/Australian Models. Choose model and click add to cart.
Coil Wire & Spark Plug Caps Kit. Kit includes: 2x zero resisance spark plug caps, preinstalled on 16" copper core plug wires (trim to length needed for your application). For all RD's, R5, DS6/7 and most 2 cylinder bikes. These work with Terminal and Removable Terminal/Stud type plugs (see pics below).
Out of stockWe designed these new kits with RD enthusiasts in mind and includes the following specs / features
- Works with the engine in the frame (most dial gauges are too large and won't fit in the RD due to the frame rails sitting just above the heads)
- Metric Gauge - no need to convert from SAE and one less chance to make a mistake when converting
- 10mm stroke 1/100mm graduation
- Big hand sweeps 1 mm
- Smal hand in .10 mm increments
- 10, 12, & 14mm adapters makes this kit suitable for most 2 strokes
- 2 Extensions
Genuine NGK 5K Spark Plug Caps (Sold Each) Note: NGK has discontinued these plug caps, order while supplies last.
Out of stock***DISCONTINUED*** DO NOT ORDER for reference only. Genuine Yamaha Key Blank for RD250/350. This is a key blank for Yamaha key series 26XX. Key has the word "YAMAHA" on it as pictured. Note: this key is no longer available from Yamaha. Link to RD25/350 generic key blank RD250/350 Key Blank - Generic
These original genuine Yamaha key blanks are for the Yamaha RD400 keys, there is a left and right version of the key blank. Compare the blank in the picture to your key to determine right/left. The grooved lines on the key will either face left or right. These grooves will face the same direction looking at the back or front of the key. These original Yamaha key blanks have the word "YAMAHA" on them. Note: the right version of this key is no longer available from Yamaha and we no longer have stock. Choose quantity for left version of key and click add to cart.
Ignition Coil - for Yamaha RD/R5/YDS6/7. Replacement Coil 12V with Mounting Hardware. High performance coil, 5ohm, 30,000+ Volts.
Yamaha RD250/350/400 Direct Replacement Ignition Coils. Exact replacement for original type Hitachi coils for RD's. Same bolt spacing as stock. Sold each. We recommend removal/bypassing of ballast resistor on RD400's (easy to do, contact us if you need help).
Ignition Coil Kit - for Yamaha RD/R5/YDS6/7. Every thing you need to replace your coils, plug caps and ignition coil wire. Kit Includes the following:
- 2 Replacement Coils 12V with Mounting Hardware, 5ohm, 30,000+ Volts
- 2 NGK Type 5K Resistor Spark Plug Caps
- 2 Feet of high quality Ignition Coil Wire
Test the integrity and strength of your ignition system. Spark gap is adjustable from 0 to 10mm. Measure spark strength. Will test the ignition on most motorcycles, watercraft, ATVs & snowmobiles
Kill Switch - Open type for Vape/MZB/Powerdynamo ignitions running no battery. Momentary type kill switch, kills engine when button is pressed. Includes 24" wire. Handlebar tupe mount.