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7th Gear Designs 04 Feb 2024 08:31 #894820

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Just got a text message from Jim last night . Hopefully this will be resolved soon.

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I'll finally be getting the controller next week. Just talked to the developer,he's programming a batch for me today.


that’s all for now 
I'm glad, I was already beginning to give up on the matter again...

We will wait again.

Thank you very much again for your help mate.
(1976) Kawasaki KZ400-D3. All original, but: electronic reg/rec (Oregon Motorcycle Parts), new handlebar controls (w/ PASS/HORN/lights switch, LED dash lights (superbrightleds.com), Dynatek coil (3ohm), MAC mufflers, HEL brake hoses, rubber fork boots, 4.00 rear tyre (Dunlop K70), chromed chainguard

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7th Gear Designs 16 Apr 2024 10:33 #897707

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Hi got some news from Jim yesterday.
 

He said he sent it twice and it was returned to him . Hopefully it’s the correct address . Let us know if /when it arrives.

derrek
Gpz 750 turbo The one I ride
Gpz 750 turbo Not finished
Gpz 750 turbo Not started
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7th Gear Designs 16 Apr 2024 10:42 #897708

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It seems that sending stuff to Spain is quite challenging as Carlos will testify   Spanish customs rejected a couple of parcels from the UK that eventually got there with UPS (albeit with crazy duty and tax charges that where more than the parts)

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7th Gear Designs 16 Apr 2024 12:13 #897711

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He also wrote to me, saying the same thing. It's good that at least the other shipments weren't lost.

Shipping to Spain sometimes brings problems but I have many successful shipments all the time.

I think he could have notified me about the return so they could try to ship it another way.

I'll let you know as soon as I know more, thanks.
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7th Gear Designs 11 May 2024 06:30 #898878

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The package has finally arrived. This is the content I received:

 

It seems that everything necessary is there, but no assembly instructions are included, nor any reference to obtain them.

With a little research I discovered that Power Arc does provide assembly instructions on their website. It also appears that 7thgeardesigns is simply a reseller of Power Arc, with apparently no modifications to the product at all.

Maybe he has programmed the specific power curve for the KZ400 into the chip? I'll ask Power Arc to see if I can find out anything, since this man Jim decided to stop answering my emails over a year ago.

Thanks to all those who have helped me with this, especially riturbo. I will post in this thread everything I find out about this ignition and its assembly and experience of use, for anyone who may find it useful.
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7th Gear Designs 11 May 2024 09:44 #898884

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I think it is possible to make one from a Gpz550H part with a ZX sensor, a tci and a 550H coil and a homemade cam. I made an ignition for my triple with this assembly with EX500 coils (Gpz500S). I confirm the shortage of certain electronic components. In the industry, we had shortages, after COVID 19, of electrical equipment to operate the machines (power electronics). Now it's better but it's more expensive.
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Gpz900R 84
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7th Gear Designs 12 May 2024 05:32 #898917

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The package has finally arrived. This is the content I received:

 

It seems that everything necessary is there, but no assembly instructions are included, nor any reference to obtain them.

With a little research I discovered that Power Arc does provide assembly instructions on their website. It also appears that 7thgeardesigns is simply a reseller of Power Arc, with apparently no modifications to the product at all.

Maybe he has programmed the specific power curve for the KZ400 into the chip? I'll ask Power Arc to see if I can find out anything, since this man Jim decided to stop answering my emails over a year ago.

Thanks to all those who have helped me with this, especially riturbo. I will post in this thread everything I find out about this ignition and its assembly and experience of use, for anyone who may find it useful.
Well glad you got it . Hopefully it was worth the wait. Let us know how it works out once you figure out how to get it installed. 
Gpz 750 turbo The one I ride
Gpz 750 turbo Not finished
Gpz 750 turbo Not started
Gpz 550 1981
Gpz 550 1983
Bunch of other junk

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7th Gear Designs 12 May 2024 13:42 #898929

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It’s a fairly easy install. I still have my instructions somewhere. If you need them I can go take a look. The main problem is once you remove the factory advancer you loose the ability to turn the engine over with it. You can do it with the kickstarter to turn the engine over for valve adjustments, etc. sometimes you will need to pull the stator cover so you have a way to turn the engine over.


If you’re up for a little extra work I also verify TDC as I personally found the stock timing mark was 2 degrees off. 

make sure you are using resistor plugs. 

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