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.
- In addition to the written installation instructions and wiring diagrams included with the system, technical support is available from Economy Cycle and Powerdynamo via phone, email, and website support.
- 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
Coil Wire & Spark Plug Caps Kit. Kit includes: 2 NGK spark plug caps & insulators, 2 feet of high quality copper coil ignition wire (more than enough - trim as needed). For all RD's, R5, DS6/7 and most 2 cylinder bikes.
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.
Discontinued No longer available - Dial Gauge timing kit for inspection and adjustment of ignition timing. High quality, high precision instrument by Central Tools. New Dial Gauge kits coming in July, lower price, better quality and made specifically for RD's, RZ's, R5's. Kit will also include 10,12,14mm spark plug adapters and 2 extensions to cover a wide variety of motorcycles, dirt bikes, scooters, Yamaha twins and other 2 strokes.
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.
Generator Brush - RD250/350/R5/DS7. Genuine Yamaha, new, sold each
***DISCONTINUED*** 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 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
Iginition Timing Tester - Eliminates the guesswork when timing a points-type ignition. Allows you to concentrate on adjusting the points without having to look at your multi-meter for a reading, just listen for the audible tone to know when your points close. A switch allows for either a light or a tone at the moment of point closure Can also be used as a continuity tester.
Timing kit for inspection and adjustment of ignition timing; gauge face size 1 1/2". Comes with adapter for air-cooled 2 strokes. Although this is an excellent gauge, we do not recommend it for the RD250/350/400/R5/DS7 as there isn't enough clearance to use the gauge with the engine installed in the frame. For the RD250/350/400/R5/DS7 or any bike with minimal clearance between the frame and spark plug, we recommend the Central Tools Dial Gauge which can be found here http://www.economycycle.com/servlet/the-629/Central-Tools-Dial-Gauge/Detail
NGK Spark Plug Caps (Resistor covers). Available in 0, 5K Resistance (Ohms). These caps are just right for the RDs and other 2 stroke vintage Japanese twins. These caps are for the 14mm spark plugs, with a 90 degree angle (elbow) for terminal studs and come with special waterproof covers.