860GT (kickstart) Electronic Ignition Options

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860GT (kickstart) Electronic Ignition Options

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From what I understand there is currently only one replacement electronic ignition option for the 860GT (kickstart) Ducati Elettronica ignition and that's the Elektronik-Sachse.

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http://www.elektronik-sachse.de/ZDG3/DU ... ele_en.htm

At around US$500 it's not exactly cheap but only in comparison to the huge number of point replacement models out there. And it comes with 9 maps, is there a consensus as to which map to use?

Of course the RITA is no longer made. And sticking something with the Lucas name on it to make it better... is just wrong. :mrgreen:

Are there any others?

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Using the Sachse system will also benifit your crankshaft because of the real advance curve instead of a 20deg. jump all at once around 1200rpm.
While pretty reliable the Rita system is nowhere near as advanced as the Sachse arrangement and it would require you cut or remove the right side panel to install.

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I found one other option but I don't know how readily available it is. Apparently uses Monster parts.

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/14-vintage/ ... ost1240575

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The Sachse unit for a kick start model requires the removal of the flywheel,this affects the ability to idle at low revs.

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Mdina Italia offers this product:

http://www.mdinaitalia.co.uk/cgi-bin/co ... IGSYS_RDKS

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abmartin wrote:Mdina Italia offers this product:

http://www.mdinaitalia.co.uk/cgi-bin/co ... IGSYS_RDKS

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Good find there!

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abmartin wrote:Mdina Italia offers this product:

http://www.mdinaitalia.co.uk/cgi-bin/co ... IGSYS_RDKS

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I wrote to them, it's just the Sache ignition.

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blabber wrote:The Sachse unit for a kick start model requires the removal of the flywheel,this affects the ability to idle at low revs.
Ran my 750 bevel for years without a flywheel with no idle problems. There seems to be plenty of mass in the crankshaft without it.
Joe in St Louis

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I think I found another one.

http://www.silent-hektik.com/Duc_750GT.htm

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Re: 860GT (kickstart) Electronic Ignition Options

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hello ,
sorry I don't come too often ;

It's the option I took fir my 860 GT;my bike has started about two or three kicks..here is some pictures of the setting (you have remove the pinion-flywheel over the old ignition generator )

my bike isn't finished...

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spaghetti' s for testing !!!

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see you !!

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Re: 860GT (kickstart) Electronic Ignition Options

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Very nice ! Thanks for the post bud .

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Hi Zemole,

How has the new ignition been working for you? Any issues while trouble shooting?

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SwooshDave:

Have you purchased one of the options in this thread?

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Yes, we went with the Sachse.

Clutch and flywheel off. Not sure what to do next.The wire gland that came with the kit is the wrong size. Do you just cut the old ignition wires? I don't see any other way to get them out.

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Dave, pull each individual wire out of the molex connector after marking which goes where. Then pull wires out of gland assembly.
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