- Oct 25, 2020
Looking to hear from owners who have installed the starters- did you have to buy/install others parts, such as battery, new higher ouput alternator, digital ignition ?
DynoDave starter is amazing...Odyssey PC 625 battery...RITA ignation and larger battery cables and she starts like a modern bike. He also offers a chrome version. I like shineyI use the factory starter, 6 g starter and ground wires combined with a Odyssey PC 625 battery (requires a little fettling). Works fine for me with Boyer MKIII and now a Boyer MKIV. If your bike is in a good state of tune and timing is correct I think you should be fine.
Without a doubt Dave’s starter is a good piece of equipment, It would have been on my list if I didn’t have a functioning starter. I think if the battery technology we have today was around in 1975 the ES Commando would not have the bad reputation it has now as far as starting. I did systematic improvements on by bike, the battery is what made it a reliable starting bike.DynoDave starter is amazing...Odyssey PC 625 battery...RITA ignation and larger battery cables and she starts like a modern bike. He also offers a chrome version. I like shiney
It's an evolution , yes. Just waiting on Matt's e-start primary upgrade kit to be released.I think the charging system was one of the bigger problems with the MKIII. My original starter worked OK with aircraft 4 ga cables and a fully charged battery. The problem, especially with a halogen headlight, was the battery was running down. The wasted space assimilator wouldn't tell you much. and an early Boyer randomly firing on low voltage was the kiss of death for the sprag.
Since upgrading to the well engineered DD starter, 3 phase alternator, and Pazon Altair, it's been a totally reliable system. If the DD starter wasn't available the 3 phase alternator and heavy cables might have made it usable and the early Boyer may not have destroyed several sprags and ultimately the starter on my bike. It's been an evolution and I'm quite happy as it is now.
I fitted a new style starter on a custom with Mk3 motor, and also wanted to change to negative earth, for other reasons. I discovered the starter turns the same way when reversing leads, and it works like a modern bikeshould have clarified-on an 75 850 -such as the dyno-dave type starters
Looks like it's available now...It's an evolution , yes. Just waiting on Matt's e-start primary upgrade kit to be released.