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Offline olorin

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Crane HI4 ignition
« on: Sunday, April 22, 2012. 07:49:07 AM. »
Hi,
I have totally re-built my 96 Dyna and am in the process of making Carbon-Fibre tank and fenders.
I have re-wired the thing completely and done away with the flasher relay (installing LEDs with sequencers instead).
Before I rebuilt it, it already had a Crane HI4 ignition module fitted, and when re-building I got rid of the original Ignition module as I had read somewhere that the Crane HI4 replaces the original. I also needed the space under the seat to fit an alarm and I wasn't too bothered about losing the horizontal cut-out that features in the original module.

I just tried to fire up the beast and got no spark at the plugs. Now it may be that I screwed up somewhere along the wiring route, but while I'm having a coffee here, I thought I would ask and make sure that I do not need the original Ignition module along with the Crane HI4 module, before I go and check all the wiring again.
Thanks in advance
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Offline moose

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Re: Crane HI4 ignition
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, April 22, 2012. 09:06:32 AM. »
is the coil plugged in

you don't need the original with the crane
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Offline olorin

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Re: Crane HI4 ignition
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, April 22, 2012. 10:01:56 AM. »
Thanks for confirming that Moose.
I'll look through the wiring tomorrow (it's getting late here) now that I know for sure I don't need the original.
I'll let you know how I get on tomorrow evening.
Thanks for your time.
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Offline ultrat

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Re: Crane HI4 ignition
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, April 22, 2012. 10:11:19 AM. »
I had one on 93 flh ...its stand alone .','

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Re: Crane HI4 ignition
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, April 22, 2012. 12:34:39 PM. »
HI-4 is stand alone.

HI-4E replaces the original ignition module.
Forget the bullsh!t - it's all about two wheels and a motor!

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Re: Crane HI4 ignition
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, April 22, 2012. 01:04:46 PM. »
Dyna 2000i will last muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch longer than a HI-4.
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Re: Crane HI4 ignition
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, April 22, 2012. 02:38:36 PM. »
It sounds like he had a working ignition system until he made a few changes.
Check your wiring.

Red - Ign 12v & coil hot
Black - coil front cyl
White - coil rear cyl
Brown - tach
Green - VOES
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Re: Crane HI4 ignition
« Reply #7 on: Monday, April 23, 2012. 04:59:48 AM. »
Dyna 2000i will last muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch longer than a HI-4.
Scott

 :agree: Had 2 Hi 4's take a dump. Replaced with a 2000i, still going.
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