EXCLUSIVE NORTH AMERICAN IMPORTER
WEDGETAIL AUSTRALIA IGNITION description and features
The WEDGETAIL AUSTRALIA IGNITION is available to fit all BMW Airhead models from 1969 to 1996. There are two versions, one replaces the points plate and centrifugal advance unit for the 1969-1978 US models. The second version replaces the beancan ignition trigger, which includes the Ignition Control Unit (Module) and module mount, as well as the beancan with o-ring and harness plugs. We replace the points-in-the-beancan version used on 1979 and 1980 models, (only requiring an additional wiring harness extension for $39 extra) It just plugs in place of the existing module and beancan, a fifteen-minute install, including ignition timing.
We offer the ICU Module in several versions: The most basic is a single circuit for single plug ignition as a stock system replacement. Then we offer an ICU Module with two identical, switchable ignition circuits, one being a backup for the other, in case of on-road failure. Both versions are also available with a different advance curve map more suitable for Dual Plugged Airheads. So we have Single Plug/Single Circuit, Single Plug/Dual Circuit, Dual Plug/Single Circuit and Dual Plug Dual circuit. In addition, we offer the beancan in two versions, with one or two HES triggers inside, and switchable between them. We do not offer a dual-HES Points replacement version at this time, because there is not adequate space on the sensor mounting plate for the robust Hall Effect Sensor that we use (it is NOT the failure-prone Honeywell sensor that BMW uses in their cars and motorcycles.) We are working with a supplier for a more compact sensor for that application, but that is a ways off. All versions of the WEDGETAIL AUSTRALIA IGNITION are compatible with all coils from 0.7 to 3.0 Ohms, including the various aftermarket dual-output coils. The ICU senses coil current and limits reverse current spikes, such as can occur when the secondary spark wire is disconnected or fails.
These dual-circuit versions of the WEDGETAIL AUSTRALIA IGNITION are intended for Round-The-World travelers and off-road riders who venture far into the outback where repair parts might be difficult or impossible to get in time to avoid larger issues. Remember that these systems were developed by guys who ride into Australia's Outback, where a failed ignition system could mean dying on the side of the road between oases. Since we Americans carry cell phones and are often on well-traveled highways, we also offer the single-circuit/single HES trigger models for economy.
The real "Magic" in the Wedgetail Australian Ignition is two-fold: First, we use nothing but the very best-quality components throughout, in stark contrast to every other electronic ignition systems offered for Airheads, which have been offered with the lowest-quality/lowest cost components resulting in an unacceptable failure rate and unstable ignition behavior. Second, we use a multiple-step digital advance curve that is programmed to follow the needs of the Airhead engine including the characteristic flow variables of the chain-driven camshaft and pushrod-operated valve system. The WEDGETAIL AUSTRALIA IGNITION software contained in the ICU Module also has other features, like that it delivers longer coil driver current at below 800 RPM, to create a fat, robust spark for fast starting and very stable idle in all fuel and temperature conditions. This is the first feature that people notice when they start their Wedgetail-equipped Airhead for the first time. is that it starts and idles well immediately, with half or no choke required. Then they notice that the familiar lagor RPM drop as the throttle is cracked open is gone, replaced with smooth, healthy and stable off-idle and return-to-idle behavior. Once underway, they notice that the characteristic 3100-3200-RPM power dip and vibration has vanished. Power flow feels turbine-like, all the way to a robust redline. Those are the words of the testers and early adopters, not advertising slogans.
I tell every person the same thing: Try it for yourself.
Then we back it with a two-year No Hassle Warranty. Report a problem, and we will replace the affected parts or whole system. This is why we only have one source of sales in North America currently. This gives us the most responsive and informed team to launch this product.
Introductory pricing is on our dedicated website WedgetailUSA.com. The basic system is $499.00 US shipped, either points or beancan-replacement. Add for shipping to Canada.
There are multiple testimonials and several videos on the Wedgetailsystems.com.au
We look forward to hearing YOUR experience with the WEDGETAIL AUSTRALIA IGNITION on your BMW Airhead!