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I came across a speed triple igniter on ebay for a reasonable price, so I went for it. (really only bought it to get a few more HP on one dyno run for bragging rights :blush: )

It plugs right up. I go to start the bike and no spark. Swap back in my old igniter and it fires right up. Am I missing something? Are there other components I need, compatibility issues, or did I just pay $120 for a bum igniter?

(most of the back of the airbox is gone, 42 pilots, 142.5 mains, factory pro needles, 955 sprint cams, D&D 3>3. No dyno run yet. Hopefully next week.)
 

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You don't say what model S3? You may need the igniter from a 885 (i.e. 900) model like the early Sprints. They do work for sure.

Just a SWAG.
 

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It's supposed to be from a 900(885). I haven't referenced the part #, but I will tomorrow night. I've seen it said repeatedly in this forum that it's a direct swap, but I'd like to find someone who's done it to confirm that.

[ This message was edited by: BadMouth on 2007-02-07 23:15 ]
 

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Hi,

Just a thought.............
Does the sidestand circuit match up? I thought this had to be modified?

Ciao,
Geoff
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I had heard that there can be differences in the wiring of the connectors. I had also heard that those differences may be related to the sidestand switch as mentioned. The color coding will help you here even if you don't have a wiring diagram. Compare the two ignitors.

AFAIK the ignitor wont give you anything more than a riased rev limit, but I could be remebering incorrectly.

[ This message was edited by: MickMaguire on 2007-02-08 11:14 ]
 

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I am running a 96 Daytona Super III igniter (same as the Speed Triple) on my 96 T-Bird, and it works quite nicely. Only real difference is the 9700 redline, versus the 8500 redline on the stock box. I verified this with the techs at TOA. You get more top end kick before hitting the rev limiter. Curious as to the model this came out of - isn't the igniter box different on the later model T-Birds?

You can also get an 11000 rpm redline with the Trident 750 triple box, (UK model), but I wouldn't try that without beefing up the valves and bottom end. Folks used to do that in the Speed Triple Challenge race bikes, I understand.

[ This message was edited by: cafetbird on 2007-02-08 18:54 ]
 

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On 2007-02-08 18:47, cafetbird wrote:
isn't the igniter box different on the later model T-Birds?
Yes, they used a different box - though it may still plug onto the main harness - albeit not sucessfully as the pinouts may not be compatible.


[ This message was edited by: MickMaguire on 2007-02-09 11:32 ]
 

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Got the igniter working today. It's an older, screw together box, about double the size of the one on my 2000.

My 2000 had the neutral and kickstand switch on one circuit with one wire running to the igniter. The S3 this was from had two seperate circuits, with two seperate wires going to the igniter for each switch.

Long story short, all you have to do is jump the green and grey wires on the igniter, so that both wires are grounded when the switches are closed.
 
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