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Old 02-11-2017, 09:05 PM   #1
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Default PVL Ignitions

I searched for "PVL Ignition" on the site and didn't find anything.

Does anyone have any experience with these ignitions??? I guess they are made in Germany from what I see. Looking at their website, they really don't have a specific model application.

I'm looking at this for a replacement ignition for my 77 YZ250 project.

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Old 02-11-2017, 09:50 PM   #2
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Not sure if they're closed yet, but they are closing; Penton Racing products sells them. I wouldn't buy one from them because they are marked up a bunch from what they normally cost. A lot of people assume they are the only major importer but they're not.

I've never ran one, but I think they are almost all internal rotor type ignitions. Have you looked at MZB/Powerdynamo?
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:59 PM   #3
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I have a PVL on my RD400 race bike- it was the racing version that I think was originally designed for the TZ350. Installation was dead simple and the wiring "harness" is now just a kill switch wire to the steering head.

The racing unit didn't feature a charging system of any sort and saved a fair bit of crank weight.... its been reliable and hasn't provided me with any issues.

A cursory googling shows you probably need a #70138 and that these aren't readily available, and/or are stupid expensive. Bay shows a fair quantity of spares, so perhaps you can search for NOS and keep it original?

I have also used Powerdynamo systems on an RD350 and a RT2. Both of those systems included power generation and the associated rectifier/regulator equipment- both were straightforward and the installation was pretty simple to integrate with the factory wiring. However, a quick gander at the Powerdynamo site reveals they don't have anything on offer for the '77 YZ250- just the YZ490, so that's probably out. Still, should you get stuck with no other options their tech guy Edgar Uher was very helpful via email and it might be worth inquiring- they might be able to make something up for you.
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:03 PM   #4
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Found this on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Igni.../dp/B01N9CWLJK
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:07 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses. DT400 that one there looks promising! I have the motor apart and will be posting more pictures this evening.
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:21 PM   #6
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Sometimes you have to just wing it! I just bought that ignition! I'm now in this stupid motor near 1500 and haven't even really got started on it! When I'm done though this booger gonna haul butt!
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:56 AM   #7
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Default Been there myself!

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Sometimes you have to just wing it! I just bought that ignition! I'm now in this stupid motor near 1500 and haven't even really got started on it! When I'm done though this booger gonna haul butt!
Boy have I been in that situation! Hope it will all work out well, it sounds like you might be on the cutting edge here. I'm sure other forum members would be interested in your final results.

And thanks elfix for those comments also, good to know!
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The important thing is take your time on that lovely engine.
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