Igniter issue 2000 Thunderbird obsolete part

MrPJ1751

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the igniter for this year has 3 parts based on the vin.
T1290069 is the part number for my bike It is a fairly large box.
Does anyone have one of these or know where to get one as all the OEM supply chains are empty.
Has anyone else had issues with this?
Is it possible or how difficult is it to use the newer part# on the Higher Vins for this bike?
 

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There are 2 very different looking boxes, my 2000 Tbird had the slim one which works OK but was changed by the previous owner. They both have the same plug but I am unable to confirm if the ignition curves are the same.
I'm now running the Czech aftermarket unit which also works fine.
43859
43858
 

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Hi
In case of need a new igniter, there is a small company Ignitech in Czech rep. (Electronic for motorbikes - IgniTech Přelouč) dealing with units - just let them know the bike specifiction.They send it set just for your bike. There is a thread on triumphrat forum, where you can download improved setting... I have one bought last year , when I thought my stock igniter had gone, but it hadnt, so now I have it just in case and to play with while setting iddle mixture to see rpm.(on notebook you can see your rpm, change advance diagram..but as I mentioned I downloaded from triumphrat forum final seting ), you get it with a right connector just to push in and ride. Price (if I remember ) not more then 150 Euro)
 

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Just wondering does this part go bad very often?
 

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There are 2 very different looking boxes, my 2000 Tbird had the slim one which works OK but was changed by the previous owner. They both have the same plug but I am unable to confirm if the ignition curves are the same.
I'm now running the Czech aftermarket unit which also works fine.
View attachment 43859
View attachment 43858
Was the aftermarket one plug and play or did you need to upload the software?
 

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The Ignitech box comes with the Daytona curve as standard and it works well on the TB and TBS, it has a little more advance and a higher rev limit but shouldn't require any changes.
The OEM boxes were pre-programmed for each model but were interchangeable in much the same way, a Trophy or Daytona box would give a TB more advance but run OK. you may notice a small improvement in acceleration at higher revs, and unless you are continuously in the red area of the tacho, the limiter is of little import in real life. I customised my curve using the Ignitech OS software to reflect other engine changes but although I did gain a few hp it's not really necessary.
 

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The Ignitech box comes with the Daytona curve as standard and it works well on the TB and TBS, it has a little more advance and a higher rev limit but shouldn't require any changes.
The OEM boxes were pre-programmed for each model but were interchangeable in much the same way, a Trophy or Daytona box would give a TB more advance but run OK. you may notice a small improvement in acceleration at higher revs, and unless you are continuously in the red area of the tacho, the limiter is of little import in real life. I customised my curve using the Ignitech OS software to reflect other engine changes but although I did gain a few hp it's not really necessary.
Many thanks I have a few things to check first before getting an ignitor but the ignitech looks the way to go, as getting a oem looks very difficult to source. Fingers crossed its something else. Cheers
 

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Your attachment 43858 it the OEM Tbird but no longer available, the other is off another T300 model and does work fine, in-fact my TBS had one fitted when I bought it. I have a spare that I keep as a workshop tool, sometimes the best way to prove an issue is through substitution. The appear on FleaBay quite often but remember the cost of the Ignitech unit and don't overpay for a used unit.
 
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