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Thread: GS450 Ignitor-Is there an aftermarket unit?

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    djg42 Guest

    Default GS450 Ignitor-Is there an aftermarket unit?

    Hello,
    I need a new ingnitor, and ebay is barren. An OEM part Is 500 bucks, is there any other alternative? Could an igntor form a different gs work? Thanks
    Dennis
    1980 GS450L
    Last edited by djg42; 08-01-2011 at 10:23 PM.

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    Flaming Chainsaws Guest

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    As far as I know, only the 1980-1981 GS250, 1980-1982 GS450 and 1980 GS550L will bolt right up. You might be able to modify an igniter from a different model GS and make it work on your GS450.

    The only aftermarket part that I know of is Boyer-Brandsen. They're a company in Europe and I think that their kit costs around $300. Send them an email and ask to make sure.
    http://boyerbransden.com/suzuki.html

    Dyna might make it but I am not sure.

    Before you try installing your new unit, I recommend checking EVERYTHING electrical on your bike. This isn't the first time it has happened to you. I guarantee you that it WILL happen again unless you do something about it.

    If I were you, I'd just make a brand new wiring harness from scratch with brand new electrical connectors. Use spades. Brand new wiring and brand new electrical connectors will eliminate any suspicions towards the wiring harness...

    Then check the components. Check the ignition coils (upgrade to Dyna?) and upgrade your R/R if you haven't done so.

    It might be a bit anal but I'm just saying that that's what I would do.

    Good luck!
    Last edited by Flaming Chainsaws; 08-01-2011 at 10:40 PM.

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    Flaming Chainsaws Guest

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    I remember searching for an igniter... Everyday, I would type this into eBay's search bar.

    • GS250 igniter
    • GS250 ignitor
    • GS250 cdi

    Then do the same with the GS450 and GS550. Some people spell differently and some put cdi in it.

    You may be interested in these.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/80-Su...Q5fAccessories

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/80-Su...Q5fAccessories

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaming Chainsaws View Post
    As far as I know, only the 1980-1981 GS250, 1980-1982 GS450 and 1980 GS550L will bolt right up. You might be able to modify an igniter from a different model GS and make it work on your GS450.

    The only aftermarket part that I know of is Boyer-Brandsen. They're a company in Europe and I think that their kit costs around $300. Send them an email and ask to make sure.
    http://boyerbransden.com/suzuki.html

    Dyna might make it but I am not sure.

    Before you try installing your new unit, I recommend checking EVERYTHING electrical on your bike. This isn't the first time it has happened to you. I guarantee you that it WILL happen again unless you do something about it.

    If I were you, I'd just make a brand new wiring harness from scratch with brand new electrical connectors. Use spades. Brand new wiring and brand new electrical connectors will eliminate any suspicions towards the wiring harness...

    Then check the components. Check the ignition coils (upgrade to Dyna?) and upgrade your R/R if you haven't done so.

    It might be a bit anal but I'm just saying that that's what I would do.

    Good luck!
    Sounds like GOOD advice to me.

    You may be able to convert a DYNA S. Make some enquiries. They are only $133 a set from Z1.

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    Flaming Chainsaws Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzuki_Don View Post
    Sounds like GOOD advice to me.

    You may be able to convert a DYNA S. Make some enquiries. They are only $133 a set from Z1.
    You may be right. Don't they make a Dyna igniton for the 1980 GS550? According to the parts fiche, they are the same as the GS450's igniter. So that might work too.

    Be sure to check out Pete's thread!
    http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum...d.php?t=171781

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    djg42 Guest

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    Thanks!!!!
    those ignitors didn't come up when I searched so thanks alot for the links.
    I emailed dyna and they said there wasnt a unit for the gs450. It looked like they only had 4 cycle units, is it possible it work for a 2 cylinder bike?
    I made the mistake of getting a used R/R last time my ignitor blew, but i finally learned my lesson. Ill definitely get an upgraded one this time, where can I find one?
    Thanks again for the help!
    Dennis

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    Just for completeness, according to the Dynatek web site, the DS3-3C for $US309.99 is listed as "Dyna S Ignition System for Suzuki GS 400 Twin w/ Coils".

    I'm guessing this means it'll be ok for the 450's, but you'd need to confirm with Dynatek.

    Note it appears using it with the OEM coils is not an option which is why it's more expensive than the others as it comes with the coils.
    1982 GS450E - The Wee Beastie
    1984 GSX750S Katana 7/11 - Kit Kat - BOTM May 2020



    450 Refresh thread: https://www.thegsresources.com/_foru...-GS450-Refresh

    Katana 7/11 thread: http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum...84-Katana-7-11

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    Flaming Chainsaws Guest

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    The above would be better than buying an OEM $500 one if it works or could be adapted to a GS450.

    Maybe you want to check here too. This guy is parting out a GS450.
    http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=27465.0

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    Thanks!
    I emailed dyna to see if the set for the GS400 would work and they said no
    Last edited by djg42; 08-02-2011 at 01:41 PM.

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    Really? That's weird! Did they tell you what 400 twins it's designed for? Maybe it's designed as a points replacement for the early twins before they put electronic ignition in? If so, it should be compatible...
    1982 GS450E - The Wee Beastie
    1984 GSX750S Katana 7/11 - Kit Kat - BOTM May 2020



    450 Refresh thread: https://www.thegsresources.com/_foru...-GS450-Refresh

    Katana 7/11 thread: http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum...84-Katana-7-11

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