2 Stroke Digital Ignition CR500 1998

Hello guys,

I want to upgrade the analog ignition in my bike, I have heard about Service Hondas setup, and the CR 2500 upgrade. Does anyone here have first hand experience with either one?
Thanks!
 
The Service Honda CR500af HI system does work and it works great.!! It is expensive 540.00 bucks but, then again so isn't a stock system. Plus magneti seems to be heavier than the stock magneto. So you do not need to add weight, you can if you want to.
 
If you call or serach Service Honda's site you can watch the starting video. You will also notice that the bike idles much smoother and steady. If you purchase this system from Service honda you will not be disapionted. Plus if your ignition does fail send it back to SH they will have it tested. If it comes back as being faulty they will replace with a new kit. I had bought the system when they first released them. It burned up. I sent it back they tested it and sent me the newly designed version. Thuoght that was verry nice of them. The new one is still running strong today.
 
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1984- 2013 CR500 High Performance Digital Ignition
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  • The Service Honda digital ignition represents a huge leap forward for theCR500engine. This ignition completely transforms the bike. The transformation is appearent as soon as you start the bike, turn the choke off and let the bike idlewhile you put your gear on... the bike will not stall, rather it idles streadily, thatis just the beginning of the improvements.
    Once your gear is on and you are riding the bike the next thing you notice is the improved throttle response and big increase in low end power. The improved low end power make the bike even more of a joy to ride, this bike just does not stall. The low rpm power makes for smoother overall power delivery and faster lap times on a moto track. The smoother power enhances traction, something that is always an issue with the power of the CR500 engine.
    Off road riding is improved even more with the digital ignition. Throttle response on long technical down hills remains consistent through out the decent with the new system, a quick twist of the throttle produces instant power to easily clear an obstacle. The engine flexability in the most technical sections is almost magical, no stalling no overheating. When the trail opens up the power is urgent and immediate jsut like you would expect.
    The digital system uses 26 points of change in the map with a new point every 300 rpm compared to the old analog system that used only a few. The vast increase in the number of maps results in much smoother power delivery. The smooth power really improves traction vastly, even on a hard slick surface resulting in faster times and less rider fatigue. The power is so much smoother you can be fooled into thinking the new system makes less power, this is not the case the digital system actually makes a bit more power than the old analog system.
    The Digital Ignition also comes with a high power light coil that puts out 130 watts with a flat output curve that means even at idle there is plenty of power for powering lights and accessories. And the whole system fits inside the stock ignition cover so it does not interfere with your ability to shift the bike, an important detail for anyone who wears a size 8 boot or larger.
    The digital ignition is must have for anyone riding a CR500 of any kind.
  • A startling improvement in engine power, throttle response and power controllability for any CR500 application.
  • Rotor and stator fit inside stock ignition cover.
  • Dramatically improved idle.
  • Reduced stalling.
  • Much more consistent throttle response.
  • Less expensive replacement for a damaged stock ignition system.
  • Produces greater power that is also smoother, resulting in less tire spin and more acceleration.
  • Digital CDI is mapped at a lower RPM for easier starting.
  • Digital CDI allows a huge increase in ignition mapping accuracy.
  • Digital CDI and hi power stator improve throttle response, low RPM torque and overall engine power while smoothing power delivery.
    • Digital CDI ha a triple spark for greatly improved idle and cleaner running at lower RPM.
    • Rare earth magnet flywheel produces strong electrical power and allows system to fit inside stock ignition cover.
    • Hi power stator increases spark energy for cleaner running.
    • Hi power stator produces 130 watts of lighting output at 5000 rpm and 110 watts just above idle at 3000 rpm.
    • Fits all CR500 applications from 1984 to present.
    • Complete High Power Ignition is $529.00
    • Optional AC or DC voltage regulator can be added at any point.
    • AC regulator for use with high powered digital ignition $19.
    • DC regulator for use with high powed digital ignition $89.
    • Flywheel puller needed to remove CR500/500AF flywheel. Part # 15-0601 $13.95
    • The High Power Digital Ignition will start differently than the old analog system, view the starting video, for a good starting point.
    • System will come with a 30 day Satisfaction Assurance, if the system is not a performance improvement return it in original unmodified, undamaged, fully operational condition within 30 days and the purchase price will be refunded excluding shipping cost.
Resources:
  1. Ignition only wiring Diagram
  2. AC wiring Diagram
  3. DC Wiring Diagram
  4. Installation Instructions
  5. Starting Video
Technical Issues Only CR500 Hi Power Digital Ignition/ Lighting Coil:
Jeff at servicehonda.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
What Customers Say
"I have to say that the digital ignition was a vast improvement over the
stock setup. It transforms the stock (jump up and bite you) power delivery
into a very tractable and predictable power band that really makes exiting
out of corners or hitting that quick jump effortless! The beauty of it all
is that you really don't have to down shift the bike very much......it just
pulls seamlessly and without any protest. Starting the bike is routine and
predictable and in my opinion, it is a must have for any CR500!" Tom.
Campbell River B.C. Canada here. I talked to you in May about the digital ignition system. Just got one from you and installed it. The bike hooks so much better at first I thought it had way more power. After 30mins of riding I realized its just getting to the ground. Huge increase in 3rd and 4th gear unintentional wheelies. You know the ones where your arms are straight because your falling off the back of the bike,and your thinking wholly shit.
No more warm up stalling,no more loading up in trails. The double kick thing is going to take few days to prefect, but its coming. Very happy with Service Honda and your products. Byron.
 
Wow thanks for the prompt reply guys. Would you say this mod made your bike easier to start? That video sure looks like it does. My bike has only 20 hours on the engine of desert fooling around. I am amateur weekend sand dune conqueror, nothing extreme:)
Here is a pic of my bike.View attachment 20137View attachment 20138
:wow: That is a nut cracker of a gas tank....
Sweet ride though, seems like the 500 smokers are coming around again.
 
If you call or serach Service Honda's site you can watch the starting video. You will also notice that the bike idles much smoother and steady. If you purchase this system from Service honda you will not be disapionted. Plus if your ignition does fail send it back to SH they will have it tested. If it comes back as being faulty they will replace with a new kit. I had bought the system when they first released them. It burned up. I sent it back they tested it and sent me the newly designed version. Thuoght that was verry nice of them. The new one is still running strong today.
I know its old thread but old threads can be gold. I'm hoping for a review on your ignition since it's been 7 years. does the one you have the lighting coils? I just got my 96 cr5 out of hibernation for 10 years. I have a Gen 1 Service Honda ignition. It's got who knows how many hours of woods riding on it. The pick up coil went dead in storage. It was a pita for me to find. The spark is weak looking. Gotta kick the $hitt out of it. I just got a decomp head and helped ALOT.IMG_7386.PNG
 

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I know its old thread but old threads can be gold. I'm hoping for a review on your ignition since it's been 7 years. does the one you have the lighting coils? I just got my 96 cr5 out of hibernation for 10 years. I have a Gen 1 Service Honda ignition. It's got who knows how many hours of woods riding on it. The pick up coil went dead in storage. It was a pita for me to find. The spark is weak looking. Gotta kick the $hitt out of it. I just got a decomp head and helped ALOT.View attachment 33723
Dennis…….the 500 guy was banned years ago, he hasn’t been back since.
 
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