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Yamaha fans have asked us for it and now it's here! We are pleased to offer our latest ignition product - the Compass - a high-performance ignition to suit your Classic Yamaha XS 650.
The Compass system replaces your points ignition. It delivers precise timing, easy starting, improved throttle response and an accurate advance curve.
We call this system the Compass because the triggering rotor has two points like a compass! It's this unique shape of the Compass rotor and the accurate CNC machining process that gives the required timing stability and accuracy you would expect from electronic ignition.
The control box is completely new and has some unique developments on the inside including high levels of voltage spike protection.
Events such as a battery becoming disconnected while the engine is running can lead to voltages spiking outside of the normal range and must be considered in case a fault does occur.
- Reverse polarity protected
- Spike protected to hundreds of volts
- Continuous overvoltage protected
- Pickup inputs protected
Reverse polarity is blocked out by a diode on the power input and the pickup inputs can tolerate full battery voltage should a connection go astray. It's designed to take anything the bike can throw at it but in case something extraordinary does happen, the box is repairable thanks to an easily removable sealing compound.
An ignition system for people who love to ride their Yamaha XS 650!
The pickup unit that replaces the points plate is made by us in Adelaide, South Australia using extreme temperature safe components. Materials like the 300-degree Celsius magnet rating, 200 C winding wire, machined aluminium frame and backing plate along with silicone lead wire gives this part the generous ratings it needs for a happy life inside the hot engine environment. There are no active components inside the pickup unit and it's potted with a flexible sealant to cushion the internals during thermal cycling.
Included with the Compass Ignition for Yamaha is a 12-Volt Dual Lead Coil with leads and caps. The dual lead coil is an upgrade to the twin coil system original to the bike with double the spark voltage. It fits neatly under the tank.
While cranking with the electric starter, the Compass skips the first compression stroke to allow for maximum crankshaft RPM and momentum when it starts sparking - especially important on a high-capacity engine.
The tiny control box (also made in Adelaide) is easy to hide under the fuel tank and it's fully sealed against vibration and moisture. It uses a high-speed processor to generate the timing required for coil saturation and the advance curve without delays or jitter.
Improved reliability, maintenance free and better performance in an easy to install package - the Compass System for your Yamaha ticks all the boxes!
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