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does anyone have experience with the ultima single fire ignition? jireh has a complete setup for under $150. i have a '78 sportster. anyway thanks in advance for any and all advice. its always good!
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Seems to be becoming a popular choice. It is re-labelled Dyna model. My local indie sells them. Another local indie just installed one for the first time and is waiting to see how it goes.
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everything points to them being a relabeled dyna model. Considering the software is DYNA software.. I'll buy one when The time for an ignition comes up
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so, it should fit on my '78 no problem? i allready have a duel fire electronic ignition. the rotor, is it the same? anyway, thanks for the input
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I am suspicious.

How can a company buy a product from another company put their own sticker on it and sell it for less than the original company?

Are these old style units being liquidated?
Are they seconds rejected from QC?
Are they a manufacturing error or short on features?

AFAIK the trigger cup is same on all BT and Sporty
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they buy a large quantity at cost.
and can sell them cheaper than dyna cus no one will question a dyna
but this thread proves consumers will question ultima
besides is there proff it's really a dyna.
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besides is there proff it's really a dyna.
If it's not why is it laid out the same?
If it is not, it is probably a Taiwan knockoff.

Which brings up other concerns.

Besides ethics.
It would not be the first time products were back doored by an Asian production facility. Ask NEC, and Cisco.
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Jireh does have good prices but the problem I have had with them is that three out of four items you order are out of stock. Best to call ahead.
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I put the Ultima Single Fire on my 1981 XLH and I´m very happy.
But when you ride with 1st and 2nd gears you must to go to 2nd and 3rd earlier than OEM ignition.
1st and 2nd became "shorter" with this ignition.


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