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Cycle X Internal Charging System (New Version)

The new Cycle X charging system has nearly two times the amperage at lower RPM's than the original version. This additional amperage will help keep your battery charged even with halogen light bulbs and such.
The new system simply has a additional internal stator coil  (3 phase)

 


* 3 phase system allows battery or battery less operation. (Call for details)
* Rotor weighs only 1.640 lb's for high rev potential
* 16 amp system 
* Kick only (Who needs a button anyway?)
* Complete system weighs over 8 lbs less than a OEM system.


Note:
Honda's 3 phase field excited charging will create a magnetic pull when the regulator tells it.
This magnetic pull can reduce horsepower (Sometimes 2 horsepower)
Reduced rotating weight and less magnetic pull makes the Cycle X charging system the best choice.
Kit includes:
                 
  * 1.640 lb rotor
                   * 14 amp stator (Single phase) and adaptor plate
                   * Crankshaft oil block-off sleeve (Kick only)
                   * Crankshaft spacer.
                   * Starter hole block-off plug with fitting (Wires come out of this location)
                   * Solid state regulator-rectifier.
                   * Gasket
                   * Instructions


EL-002        $489.95

Call for availability

Voted:

  Best electrical product in the past 100 years!

- Benjamin Franklin!

Cycle X Alternator Block Off Plate with Exposed Charging System (New Version)

The new Cycle X charging system has nearly two times the amperage at lower RPM's than the original version. This additional amperage will help keep your battery charged even with halogen light bulbs and such.
The new system simply has a additional internal stator coil  (3 phase)



We like this system for a few reasons.
The Cycle X charging system is great.
The throttle response is instant with the 1.640 lb rotor.
16 amp versus OEM 13 amp output.
The system is thinner than the OEM system (For you road racer people)
And our favorite...the exposed alternator looks cool.


* 3 phase system allows battery or battery less operation. (Call for details)
* Rotor weighs only 1.640 lb's for high rev potential
* 16 amp system 
* Kick only (who needs a button anyway)
* Complete system weighs over 8 lbs less than a OEM system.


Note:
Honda's 3 phase field excited charging will create a magnetic pull when the regulator tells it.
This magnetic pull can reduce horsepower (Sometimes 2 horsepower)
Reduced rotating weight and less magnetic pull makes the Cycle X charging system the best choice.


Complete kit includes:
Block off plate and oil seal.
16 amp rotor and stator.
Voltage regulator.
Oil block off sleeve.
Starter hole plug.
Allen bolts.
Gasket.

$489.99             EL-003



Honda CB750 SOHC Stator Block Off Plate

Stator block-off plate for you drag and road race folks. Cycle X block-off plates are nice and thick as opposed to the plates from the 70's era.

Oil seal and gasket included.

Honda CB750 SOHC 69-78.

$199.00            ENL-023

 

 

Cycle X Lightened Alternator Package

Quote: "Those Honda CB750s are really smooth running."
Quote: "I installed an RC engineering lightened rotor for more rev capability (love that old performance stuff)"

Well, the second photo shows an early (6.9 lbs), late (5.7 lbs) and a Cycle X alternator (4.66 lbs)

Before we go any further!

Our balancer shows stock Honda CB750 crankshafts and alternator rotors out of balance. This may be due to mass production or just 70's technology.

So, lets say your crankshaft is out of balance 6 grams (we have seen this). Let's say your rotor is out of balance 5 grams (we have seen that also)
Lets say you reassemble your motor with heavy side of the crankshaft and heavy side of the rotor on the same side. (Do the math) Smooth running and happy?

The third photo shows an old RC lightened rotor that is out of balance 6.846 grams (More math)

Introducing the Cycle X Lightened Alternator package:
- Lightened and balanced to perfection rotor.
- Puller to remove you old, heavy and out of balance rotor
- Oil seal for your starter ring gear.
- Cycle X exclusive no leak gasket (No sealer needed)

Note: The Cycle X balancer measures inch grams, making our crankshafts and rotors the best in the industry and history.

40+ years later, you now say, "Those Honda CB750s are really smooth running."

For 1969-78 Only

Note: Exchange basis only (Send yours and we'll send you a lightened alternator)

ENL-020A     $146.95

 

 

 

Cycle X Honda CB/CL 450 Charging System (Kick only)

We have noticed for years that Honda CB/CL 450 models have charging system problems. We have a bike in the shop that has all the new rewound stator and regulator upgrades and it still has problems.
Anyway, we have adapted our 3 phase charging system to the Honda 450's. Problem solved.
Fits Honda CB/CL 450 models (67-74)


Kit includes:
3 phase stator
Light weight magnetic rotor
Regulator/rectifier
Billet adaptor for stator
Starter motor plug
Misc hardware and instructions

 

EL-450     $399.00

 

 

Cycle X Stainless Steel Kit #6 Electrical Mounting Plate
This stainless steel Kit #6 electrical mounting plate is super high quality and will make your life easy when building your Hot-rod Honda cb750 SOHC.
Bolts to the upper case under the carburetors.

More photos coming soon!

ECKT-000     $125.00

Call for availability

 

FULL ELECTRICAL KITS
Complete electrical kits to suit your budget and cosmetic needs. (Honda 750 SOHC's)


Note: Coils in shown picture are green, but will come to you in Black.

          KIT #3      $369.00       ECKT-300

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       Same as Kit #2, but with electronic ignition and higher voltage coils than Kit #3.
                 
KIT #5             $488.00           ECKT-500

 

 



Kit #6 is the ultimate for simplicity and performance.
Because of the ignition, this kit is simply the best.

Refer to the Cycle X power arc ignition section for the technical data.

KIT #6       $509.00       ECKT-600

 
Easy mount solenoid

A solenoid with a mount tab? That should make things easy. Most starter solenoids require that rubber booty for mounting.  Our NEW solenoid has tabs for mounting.    
$39.95            EL-004

 


 

Cycle X Universal Spark Plug Wire Kit

Included in the Kit are all spark plug and coil configurations that you will ever need
Wires measure 41 inches a piece. Cut to use length.
Taylor made wires are the most flexible, and best quality wires that we have found to use.

$34.95            EL-010


THE ULTIMATE SPARK PLUGS
Apparently technology has reached the spark plug world. There are a few people who have our carb system and love the system, but went through a few spark plugs now and then. They changed to these NGK IRIDIUM Spark Plugs and the plugs had a perfect brown plug reading. 
$42.00 SET OF FOUR            EL-006


 


POINTS PLATE
                           
$49.95               EL-007

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SOLID STATE VOLTAGE
REGULATOR-RECTIFIER

 This fits Honda 750 SOHC bikes and is what we use on our Hondas. No need for expensive electrical boxes to hide all the ugly stock electrics!
$117.00                EL-008


IGNITION SWITCH

  This is the switch we use all the time. Starts like a car, turn the key all the way to the right and the bike starts. We use this switch because it eliminates the need for a starter button.
$27.00               EL-009

Ignition

Honda CB750 SOHC (69-78)
Read the technical data below for the Cycle X power arc ignitions.
Multiple spark, multiple advance curves and spot-on ignition timing make this the "only" ignition system for your Honda stocker or go-fast project.

$349.00     EL-012    (Cycle X ignition curves)

$129.00     EL-014     (Cable for #EL-012, cable needed to be programmable)

 

 


USE OPTICALLY TRIGGERED IGNITIONS

Please observe the above animation. Most electronic ignitions used to date sense crank angle by using a Hall effect pickup, which is a magnetic type sensor. This type of sensor is inherently unstable & is effected by metal mass, motion, heat & distance from pickup.  In addition most ignitions only sense position once per revolution.  The control system must estimate current engine speed based on the rotational velocity of the previous revolution.  Sudden acceleration or deceleration will cause instability. This instability causes internal vibration that can be observed by the movement seen on the flywheel when using a timing light. The use of a magnetic type sensor can cause timing to be off as much as ±7° giving an overall deviation of 14° or more. With an optical sensor you are breaking a light beam and light beams do not deviate! In addition absolute positions are sensed at multiple key points on the rotor,  90 times per revolution with the new IDS system.  The extreme stability optical systems offer allows the engine to accelerate at a much greater speed, reduces engine wear, allowing for smoother operation & transfer of power.

 

IGNITION TIMING

Understanding engine timing & its relation to load, compression and fuel delivery variables is important to performance. The new IDS ignitions have programmable sensor inputs which can be interfaced to a vacuum activated switch or a MAP sensor. The ignition timing can be set to any value based on sensor input status. The Power Arc CDR or SRČ  also have a vacuum retard capability.  If you have a large dresser (H-D), are under heavy load conditions, have increased engine compression,  have a large bore engine or are using NOS please use sort of ignition retard system. 

 
IGNITION COILS

Pick the right type of coil, do not use paper section coils only use section bobbin coils. Section bobbin coils allow for fast rise times and improved reliability.  Power Arc only sells section bobbin coils.

 

USE IGNITIONS WHICH ARE MULTI-SPARK

During the intake cycle fuel is delivered via a carburetor or injection system and intake manifold into a combustion cylinder. Both of these delivery systems supply fuel to the cylinder in a droplet form, especially at lower rpm ranges. As the fuel is compressed turbulence in a circular fashion is created due to existing head designs. As the primary spark is discharged the concussion of the explosion combined with superheating of the combustion chamber turns the droplets of fuel into a hot vaporous gas. The flame front due to the rolling turbulence created by the heads moves away from the point of ignition to the face of the piston and to the outer cylinder walls. As the piston nears the top of the compression stroke any remaining unburned vaporous gas is circulated over the spark plug, and a fuel roll stall occurs. At this point a second spark is discharged obtaining a secondary burn of the fuel that in a single spark ignition system would be trapped in the upper portions of the head and during the expansion portion of the power stroke would be unburned and then be cycled out during the exhaust cycle as emissions.  With the extreme stability of an optically triggered ignition system in a Multi-Spark mode a repeatable secondary explosion is possible.  This allows for the ability to add more fuel without fouling the spark plugs and achieve higher torque/horsepower

1) The extreme stability of a optically triggered ignition system has the ability to allow the engine to accelerate as much as 30% quicker requiring greater fuel flow to the carburetor. This coupled with enlarged jetting of the carburetor or increased fuel to the injectors means you must maintain a sufficient supply line from the fuel tank to the delivery system by use of an enlarged petcock and supply line or a fuel pump. An example would be that at higher rpm's you may use all the gas in the float bowl of your carburetor and create a lean run situation damaging the engine if fuel supply is not maintained.

2) If you have a sufficient fuel flow in a single spark mode you have enough to operate in the Multi-Spark mode without engine damage because you are burning residual fuel, even though your plugs may show a lean burn. This will normally show an increase in fuel economy (if driven in a similar fashion), horse power and a reduction of emissions output. You could increase the fuel for more horsepower but you should be careful not to over fuel, because if the fuel is not burned by the secondary spark it is exhausted as burning fuel through you exhaust system increasing heat and reducing horsepower output because of an improper air/fuel mixture. This also results in increased emissions output, which is unnecessary.
 


Spark Plugs and Spark Plug Wires
 
  


WARNING:  

Use only resistor core spark plug wires with all Power Arc Ignitions. See spark plug wire section below.

Use resistor spark plugs with all electronic ignitions to limit the conducted EMI noise and radiated RFI noise..

Initial suggested settings for spark plug gaps are:

Single plug    0.028-0.032"
Dual plug       0.025-0.030"
These are maximum settings, go down from here

Spark plug gap should be made as small as possible, while still maintaining performance. A wide spark plug gap can cause hard cold starting, misfires during rich or lean fuel conditions, and reduction of upper rpm range. To maintain a good secondary spark (multiple spark) within a wider rpm range it is wise to run a narrower spark plug gap. It is better to precisely place two stable, consistent sparks than to fire one wider spark that may cause misfires under various conditions. 
 

Many things effect spark plug gap settings

Compression Ratio: The higher the engine compression, the more voltage required to fire the plug, and the narrower the plug gap should be.

RPM: The higher the rpm's the less time the coil has to charge to break over voltage or complete saturation. A narrower spark plug gap will help high rpm stability.

Spark plugs with large side electrodes (ground straps) or spark plugs with split side electrodes are not recommended, they interfere with the flame front at the point of ignition.

Coil choice, fuel flow, intake velocities & fuel temperature are but a few additional factors that can effect spark plug gap.


Spark Plug Choice

In most cases, it is not until the engine is modified, or the compression is raised significantly, that stock ignition systems and spark plugs begin to show signs of being inadequate. At this point, a variety of factors determine which spark plug will be best suited for a particular configuration. In these modified engines, specific electrode/tip combinations, electrode materials and colder heat ranges can provide measurable gains in power. If your vehicle has had extensive modifications, it would be best to seek the advice of the manufacturer of your vehicle, the aftermarket supplier who manufactured your modifications, or your mechanic.

Modifications that will typically not require specialized plugs (in most cases the factory installed plug will be more than adequate) include adding a free-flowing air filter, headers, mufflers and rear-end gears. Basically, any modification that does not alter the overall compression ratio will not usually necessitate changing plug types or heat ranges. Such minor modifications will not significantly increase the amount of heat in the combustion chamber, hence, a plug change is probably not warranted.

However, when compression is raised, along with the added power comes added heat. Since spark plugs must remove heat and a modified engine makes more heat, the spark plug must remove more heat. A colder heat range spark plug must be selected and plug gaps should be reduced to ensure proper ignitability in this denser air/fuel mixture.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why should I use a resistor spark plugs & spark plug wires?

A: "R" or resistor spark plugs use a 5k ohm ceramic resistor in the spark plug to suppress ignition noise generated during sparking.

You must use resistor spark plugs & wires in any vehicle that uses electronic ignitions or on-board computer systems to monitor or control engine performance. This is because resistor spark plugs & wires reduce (EMI) electromagnetic interference with on-board electronics.

They are also recommended on any vehicle that has other on-board electronic systems such as engine-management computers, two-way radios, GPS systems, or whenever recommended by the manufacturer.

In fact, using a non-resistor plug or low resistance spiral wound spark plug wire in most applications may actually cause the engine to suffer undesirable side effects such as an erratic idle, high-rpm misfire, engine run-on, power drop off at certain rpm levels, abnormal combustion and probable damage to the ignition and/or ignition coil.

Q: Why are there different heat ranges?

A: It is a common misconception that spark plugs create heat. They don't. A heat range refers to how much heat a spark plug is capable of removing from the combustion chamber.

Selecting a spark plug with the proper heat range will insure that the tip will maintain a temperature high enough to prevent fouling yet be cool enough to prevent pre-ignition. While there are many things that can cause pre-ignition, selecting a spark plug in the proper heat range will ensure that the spark plug itself is not a hot spot source.

 

SPARK PLUG WIRES

Choice of spark plug wires is an important consideration when using an electronic ignition system. Electronic ignitions utilize IC's (integrated circuits) in there design for counting & timing purposes. These IC's, contrary to most thinking, are not effected by RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) noise generated by the high voltage breakdown of coils, producing the ignition spark. They are effected by the conducted EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference) passed to the ground plane of the motorcycle via the spark plug wires & plug. The most effective way to limit the current produced in the secondary of the coil is to use carbon core resistor plug wires. Solid core wires and most spiral wound wires will not suppress this conducted EMI noise.

 Stability

Most electronic ignitions used to date sense crank angle by using a Hall Effect pickup which is a magnetic type sensor.  This type of sensor is affected by metal mass, motion, heat & distance from pickup.  The Hall Effect sensor is less stable than optical sensors causing engine inefficiencies and wear, due to internal vibration caused by unstable firing of the spark plug.  An example of this instability would be the movement seen of the TDC timing mark on the flywheel when using a timing light.  The use of a magnetic type sensor cab be off as much as ±7 degrees giving an overall deviation of 14 degrees.  With an optical sensor you are breaking a light beam and light beams do not deviate!  In addition, this system has no timing calculations or cycle delay times effecting spark stability and placement because the system counts rotor slots to maintain an absolute relative crank angle position.  This extreme stability allows the engine to accelerate at a much greater speed, reduces engine wear, allowing for smoother operation and transfer of power.     

 

Multi-Spark Theory

During the intake cycle fuel is delivered via a carburetor or injection system through the intake manifold and into the combustion chamber supplying fuel to the chamber in droplet form.  This is especially true at lower rpm ranges.  As the fuel is compressed, circular turbulence is created due to existing head designs.  The flame front generated by the fist spark leaves the point of ignition to the face of the piston and flows to the outer cylinder walls.  As the piston advances in the compression stroke residual unburned vaporous gas, leading the flame front, is circulated over the spark plug.  When the piston approaches TDC both static and expanding gas pressures increase and a fuel roll stall occurs.  By precisely discharging a second and third spark, fuel trapped in the upper portions of the head and expelled during the exhaust cycle as emissions is consumed.  In a single spark ignition system this fuel would have remained unburned.  With the use of precision control and the advancement of new coil designs we have achieved the ability to produce high energy secondary and tertiary sparks that are required to ignite fuel that is under higher compression after the first spark.  We believe that by consistent and precise placement of the primary, secondary, and tertiary sparks exhaust emissions can be reduced.       

 

 

IGNITIONS - (Maybe you knew this, maybe not).
After you have installed your big bore kit, cam, pipes etc., it is impossible to develop all of your available horsepower with your stock ignition.
Your stocks coils develop 10,000 volts max. You will need about 14-18,000 to complete the burn
Your points system will only stay exact for a  short time.
Your efforts to jet your carbs could be a waste of time with a faulty ignition system.

We recommended  new coils and wires at the minimum.
5.0 ohm coils for point systems.
3.0 ohm coils for Dyna pointless systems.

NOTE:
For every un-soldered electrical connection you will lose 1/10 of a volt.
So if your bike has 10 year old points, 30 year old coils and spark caps, nasty wire connections, fix it!

 

Modify Your Spark Plugs For Free Horsepower.
There are many gizmo's that have claimed power increases through out the years (Splitfire spark plugs, indexing spark plugs, etc).


Here is a modification that works:
Bend up the negative electrode on your spark plug and cut approx 3/16 off. File the sharp edges edges and bend the negative electrode back to your desired spark plug gap.
Essentially turning your spark plug into a side firing plug.
Gasoline does not explode in the combustion chamber, it burns.
Nitro is the only fuel that explodes.
With this in mind we must remove any obstructions slowing down the burn (the negative electrode)
Attention to detail will make you a winner or run better than others.

 

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