Electronic Ignition System

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Electronic Ignition System

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Post by Bosheff » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:47 pm

Does anybody have any feedback/experience with a "QuickStart 2000" electronic ignition system, marketed by EBeyond 2000, out of Ellsworth, Michigan? What is the quality of this system?....bosheff



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Re: Electronic Ignition System

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Post by Eric S » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:54 pm

I have this unit on both my pans. Easy to install and have had no issues with either unit. Everything needed to install is provided and I feel that is a high quality unit. The owner of the company seems like a good guy and was willing to answer some questions that I had. He returned a call to me after I had called him and did not leave a message. Eric

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Re: Electronic Ignition System

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Post by panhead » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:59 pm

There are several topics in the KB on the EBeyond.

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Re: Electronic Ignition System

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Post by steve_wood » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:22 pm

I don't have one, but this topic has come up several times on the site. Make sure your bike is perfectly tuned before you swap out your circuit breaker. That way, if you have any problems starting the bike with the new unit, you'll know that everything else is okay and you can focus your troubleshooting efforts on the E2000.

In particular, I seem to recall reading that the E2000 needs a really good ground.....

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Re: Electronic Ignition System

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Post by Wayne Mc » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:33 pm

steve_wood wrote:I don't have one, but this topic has come up several times on the site. Make sure your bike is perfectly tuned before you swap out your circuit breaker. That way, if you have any problems starting the bike with the new unit, you'll know that everything else is okay and you can focus your troubleshooting efforts on the E2000.

In particular, I seem to recall reading that the E2000 needs a really good ground.....
Good advise

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Re: Electronic Ignition System

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Post by steve_wood » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:21 pm

oops. Didn't realize it was bosheff asking the question. Kinda like the student telling the master.

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Re: Electronic Ignition System

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Post by jdpan » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:39 am

Never understood why someone would choose one of those over a stock ignition, unless of course its a hightly modified motor that needs MORE POWER.. lol

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Re: Electronic Ignition System

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Post by james » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:23 pm

I've had one for several years now. No moving parts, no adjusting, no failed condensers, broken springs.
I changed up the wiring to cloth covered, ran the power wire to the terminal block under the coil, used the cloth sheathing to hide everything.
Looks perfect, no need to think about points anymore.
If I ever want to go back to points I can, there's no major damaging modifications to the timer assembly.

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Re: Electronic Ignition System

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Post by TimmyV » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:26 pm

I too have been running this ignition in my '61 Pan for a couple of years. No more points & condensors to replace & adjust. Really simple installation & Ed was very good at answering any questions I had. Oh yea...lifetime warranty too !

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Re: Electronic Ignition System

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Post by hplhd » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:29 pm

eds seems to be the one every one buys but i installed a vtronic(got it from kurt at 45parts, think its vtronic) a few years back and works nice. i wasnt aware of eds at the time. i like to give my money to the small guy, so i would probably buy eds if i bought one again. but the one from kurt is just fine and no modifications to the timer like eds.

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Re: Electronic Ignition System

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Post by amiabledave » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:52 am

You can always get home with the stock set-up. When the electronic pick-up goes, it's time to call the flat bed. Just saying,,,,,,,,,

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Re: Electronic Ignition System

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Post by hplhd » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:26 am

2 screws and you can drop the points and condenser back in.

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Re: Electronic Ignition System

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Post by Bosheff » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:28 pm

I thank one and all for their input on this subject. I may be mistaken, but I thought the add said modifications must be made to use this unit with a centrifugal advance timer (65-69). Anyone know what the mod/mods might be?....bosheff

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Re: Electronic Ignition System

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Post by TimmyV » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:37 pm

I'm running an aftermarket auto advance timer on my '61 & I didn't have to make any modifications except to run a hot wire from coil to unit inside timer. (IIRC, same thing for manual advance as my pal also has the e beyond ignition in his '51 w/ stock timer) That's it. Stock wire back to coil & good to go.

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Re: Electronic Ignition System

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Post by TimmyV » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:31 pm

Forgot about also having to upgrade to a 2.7-4.5 ohm coil for a 12 volt system

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