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).
We 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.
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 Economy Cycle Dial Gauge made specifically for RD and Yamaha twins, which can be found here Economy Cycle Dial Gauge
NGK Iridium Spark Plug. The ultimate in the evolution of spark plug technology and performance from the industry leader. The iridium electrode is 25% smaller than a platinum electrode, and it’s just 1/4 the size of a conventional nickel electrode. Ultra-small-diameter center electrode reduces voltage requirement and extends ignition system life. New metal shell plating has enhanced anticorrosion qualities. BR8EIX Stock for RD400, BR8HIX stock for RD350. Choose spark plug, quantity and click add to cart.
***NOTE*** Most non-resistor type spark plugs (B8HS, B8ES) have been discontinued by NGK, you can substitute resistor type spark plugs (BR8HS, BR8ES) without issue). The NGK Standard Spark Plug is manufactured to enhance the performance of the vehicle. It is constructed from durable material that is corrosion and abrasion resistant. The Spark plug insulators are made of 99 percent pure alumina silicate, allowing for longer insulator noses for reduced fouling. This Spark plug features a triple gasket sealing process that eliminates fuel leakage. It also includes a solid copper core that provides superior heat dissipation and conductivity. This Spark plug has resistor that is produced with a glass and carbon mixture, which is fired to ensure superior performance and durability. It has corrugated ribs that prevent flash over and cold rolled threads to inhibit damage to the cylinder head. Choose spark plug and click add to cart.
Replacement Ignition Coil Kit - for Yamaha RD/R5/YDS6/7. Every thing you need to replace your coils, plug caps and ignition coil wires. Kit Includes the following:
- 2 Replacement Coils, same dimensions as stock coils, same bolt spacing. Easy to mount and install.
- 2 NGK Type 5K Resistor Spark Plug Caps
- 2 Feet of high quality Ignition Coil Wire
Rotor Bolt - Yamaha RD350/400 M7x60mm. This is the bolt that secures the rotor/magneto/points cam. This is an aftermarket bolt, different length than stock but will work on the RD350/400.
Spark Plug Cap - 5K or 0K resistance for 14mm spark plug, with 90 degree Elbow (RD/RZ/R5), NGK Type - Reproduction, sold each. These caps are just right for the RDs and other 2 stroke vintage Japanese twins. Includes waterproof covers. For terminal stud type plugs or plugs with removeable terminal nuts (BR8ES, BR8HS). It is not recommended to use both resistor caps and resistor plugs, use either resistor plugs with non-resistor caps, or non resistor plugs with resistor caps.
Vape CDI Racing Ignition for Yamaha RD350/RD400/R5/DS7.This high performance system is designed to be lightweight, high revving, and provide a stable high voltage spark across the rev range.
- High speed lightweight internal rotor offers up to 22K max rpm's
- Stable high voltage spark - System provides stable 40 kilovolt spark from 3000-8000 rpms. At 18000 rpm or 36.000 sparks per minute, this system still maintains a stable 25 Kilovolt output.
- Diameter of rotor is 59mm, rotor weight is 180 grams.
- Total system weight is 850 grams
- Note: Race only total loss ignition, no generator for charging or lights
- Very simple install includes documentation, assembly instructions and wiring diagram
- 24 mos. Warranty
Vape Coil for systems 71 05 799 00 & 71 05 999 00 & others. Sold each. Front and back pictured. (This part also used for same ignition system sold under the brand names Powerdynamo/MZB)
Vape Coil frame mount coil bracket. (This part also used for same ignition system sold under the brand names Powerdynamo/MZB)
Vape Coil Wire Boot, sold each. (This part also used for same ignition system sold under the brand names Powerdynamo/MZB)
Vape Ignition - Hardware Upgrade for Yamaha RD250/350/400/R5/DS6/DS7 (Street ignition Version) 71 05 799 00. The hardware supplied by Vape includes a washer that easily deflects when tightened. Our hardware upgrade kit includes a thicker washer 4.5mm, longer zinc plated 7x 35mm rotor bolt and an additional stainless washer. The thicker washer will not deflect when tightening the rotor bolt. (This part also used for same ignition system sold under the brand names Powerdynamo/MZB).
Vape Pick Up Coil (Sensor) S01T. (This part also used for same ignition system sold under the brand names Powerdynamo/MZB)
Vape Pick-up Coil Shim Plate, sold each. (This part also used for same ignition system sold under the brand names Powerdynamo/MZB)
Vape Plug Wire Set - Non Resistor Type. (This part also used for same ignition system sold under the brand names Powerdynamo/MZB)
Vape Regulator for use with Powerdynamo RD street ignition. (This part also used for same ignition system sold under the brand names Powerdynamo/MZB)
Vape Regulator with built in battery eliminator (capacitor) for use with vape RD street ignition when running without a battery. (This part also used for same ignition system sold under the brand names Powerdynamo/MZB).
Vape Relay for use with Powerdynamo RD Street Ignition. (This part also used for same ignition system sold under the brand names Powerdynamo/MZB)
Vape Rotor - Replacement rotor for Vape RD street ignition. One piece CNC machined rotor with ramped trigger that helps prevent the possibility of the engine starting in reverse direction. (This part also used for same ignition system sold under the brand names Powerdynamo/MZB)
Vape Stator (For systems 71 05 799 & 71 05 999). (This part also used for same ignition system sold under the brand names Powerdynamo/MZB)
Yamaha Condensers - 1966-1967 Yam YL1/YL1E-100 / 1968 YCS1/YCS1C-180 / 1972 CS5-200 / 1974-1976 RD200 - available in right, left or as a set - Close out item, limited quantities available
Yamaha R5, DS6, DS7 Ignition Tune Up Kit (All Years), includes 2 sets of contact points and 2 condensers. Now new and improved with backing plate.
Yamaha R5 or DS6/7 Condensers - available in right, left or as a set
Yamaha RD Points Plate Screw Kit (98580-04008-00). For RD250/350/400/R5/DS7. Kit includes one screw, 2 washers.
Yamaha RD, RZ, R5, TZ - Generator Wiring Grommet. Reproduction part no longer available from Yamaha. Excellent high quality replacment part, chemical resistant, creates a dust and water tight seal. These can be used with the stock wiring or when replacing the ignition with the Powerdyanmo system.
Yamaha RD250 RD350 R5 RD400 Points Cams. Reproduction part no longer available from Yamaha. The body and cam profile are fully CNC machined to original specs from steel, then heat treated and then glass beaded. Restores the actuation of your stock "twin points" set-up instead of using expensive electronic units. Click on picture for larger and other views. Choose model and click add to cart Yamaha RD250 RD350 R5 RD400 Points Cams replaces oem part no.'s 278-81651-20-00 1A0-81651-20-00
Complete ignition tune-up kit for Yamaha RD250 / RD350. Includes condensor, 2 contact point sets with correct overlapping backing plates L/R.
Yamaha RD250/350/400/R5/DS7 Points Cam Lubricator - Felt Pad. Sold each. Reproduction part, no longer available from Yamaha.
Complete ignition tune-up kit for Yamaha RD400. Includes, condensor, 2 contact point sets and lubrication. Note: Due to changes in Yamaha production, the 1979 RD400F Daytona was fitted with either RD350 points or RD400 points. RD350 style points slide over a center peg on the plate, RD400 style points have a peg on the back of the points. If you cannot determine which style points your Daytona has, please contact us at 224-430-7971. If your Daytona uses the style points that slide over an existing peg, then order RD350 ignition tune up kit, part no 634-204. Note: This item is not eligible for discount or special promotion.
Programmable Ignition Controller and Programmer by Zeeltronic for Yamaha RD250/350/400,R5 and DS6/7
- Fully programmable ignition curve from 200-20,000 rpm in as little as 100 rpm increments
- 3 stage rev limiter. Stage 1 retards timing, stage 2 reduces spark, stage 3 cuts spark off completely avoiding over rev and blown motors
- Real time monitoring of revs and timing angle
- Store up ten custom programmed curves on board
- Easy and fast programming via handheld programmer
- Circuit is protected against reverse supply voltage (wrong connection)
- Signal delay compensation – allows you to accurately set your static baseline timing
- This bundled package includes the Zeeltronic VCDI04 Ignition Controller, Zeeltronic Handheld Programmer, instructions, resistors and wiring diagrams (items can also be purchase separately). Also included is a baseline curve suitable for a street performance RD
- As with any high performance modification, the wrong ignition curve can have catastrophic consequences. We recommend professional tuning help when modifying ignition curves.
- This system is an add on to the Vape/Powerdynamo/MZB RD street ignition giving you the ability to have dynamic timing and other features on your RD,R5,DS6/7 and early liquid cooled TZ250’s. This system only works with the Vape/Powerdynamo/MZB ignition. It does not work with stock magneto/points/condenser type ignitions. To use this system you must first upgrade your stock RD,R5, DS6/7 stock ignition to the Vape/MZB/Powerdynamo street CDI ignition, also available here on the site. It does not work with the Racing version of the ignition
- This system requires a stable 12V dc power supply (battery)
- 90 day warranty against mfg defects
- Offered exclusively by Economy Cycle