Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on May 21, 1979.
As of Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
70-441979 and older motorcycles Honda 750

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-54-10
  • Executive Order 54-10 / D54-10
  • ARB # D-54-10
  • Executive Order No: D-54-10
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-54-10
  • Resolution D-54-10
For Free CARB Executive Order Status verification, email an image of the device Executive Order label as well as the Year/Make/Model and Test Group # of the vehicle to [email protected]

Download: Executive Order D-54-10 PDF

D-54-10 Document:



                                                      (Page 1 of 2)


                             State of California
                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                         EXECUTIVE QORDER D—54—10
               Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                           of the Vehictie Code


           PRESTOLITE ELECTRICAL DIVISION OF ELTRA CORPORATION
        "B.I.D." BREAKERLESS INDUCTIVE DISCHARGE IGNITION SYSTEM


 Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Boar& by Section
 27156 of the Vehicle Code; and

 Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515
 and 39516 of the Heaith and Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—5;

 IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED:    That the installation of the "B.I.D."
 Electronic Ignition System manufactured and marketed by The Presolite
  Electrical Division, 511 Hamilton St. Toledo, Ohio 43694 has been found
  to not reduce the effectiveness of required motor vehicle pollution
  control devices and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of
  Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for installation on 1979 and older
© model motorcycles equipped with conventional Kettering ignition system
  as specified below:

                Kit Number            Motorcycle Model

                70—44                 Honda 750

                70—45                 Honda GL—1000

                70—49                 Kawasaki 900 and 1000*

                70—50                 Kawasaki 650

                70—52                 Kawasaki 900 and 1000

                *Except those with 1003 advancer

 This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions
 for this device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
 different from those listed by the vehicle manufacturer.

 Changes made.to the design or operating conditions of the device, as
 exempted by the Air Resources Board, that adversely affect the per—
 formance of a vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate
 this Executive Order.


PRESTOLITE ELECTRICAL DIVISION OF                         EXECUTIVE ORDER D—54—10
ELTRA CORPORATION "B.I.D." BREAKERLESS                         (Page 2 of 2)
INDUCTIVE DISCHARGE IGNITION SYSTEM



Marketing of this device using an identification other than that shown
in this Executive Order or marketing of this device for an application
other than those listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless
prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect
that the use of this device may have on any warranty either expressed or
implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESCURCES BOARD OF
ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY
ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE PRESTOLITE ELECTRICAL DIVISION‘S B.1.D." IGNITION
SYSTEM.

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by Air Resources Board" may be made
with respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other oral
or written communication.

Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes untrue or mis—
leading advertising unlawful, and Section 17534 makes violation pun1shab1e
as a misdemeanor.

Section 43644 of the Health and Safety Code provides as follows:

     "43644. (a) No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or
     advertise, or, except in an application to the state board for
     certification of a device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle
     pollution control device for use on any used motor vehicle unless
     that device has been certified by the state board. No person shall
     sell, offer for sale, advertise, or represent any motor vehicle
     poliution control device as a certified device which, in fact, is
     not a certified device.   Any violation of this subdivision is a
     misdemeanor."                                 '

Any apparent violation of the conditions of this Executive Order will be
submitted to the Attorney General of California for such action as he
deems advisable.


Executed at El Monte, California, this   gxi //_       day of May, 1979.


                                            2. Finm"
                                   6. C. Hass, Chief
                                   Vehicle Emissions Control Division


                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                 STAFF REPORT

                                 May 14, 1979

                 Evaluation of the Prestolite Electrical
                 Division‘s "B.I.W‘ Ignition System for
                 Motorcycles in Accordance with Section
                     2222, Title 13 of the California
                            Administrative Code


      Introduction

      Prestolite Electrical Division of Eltra Corporation, 511 Hamilton

      Street, Toledo, Ohio 43694 has filed an application for an exemp—

      tion from the prohibitions of the California Vehicle Code Section

      27156 for its "B.I.D." electronic ignition kits for motdrcyc]es.


      Since motorcycles manufactured after January 1, 1978 are required

      to meet exhaust emission standards, the evaluation of the kits in
      this report is limited to 1978 and 1979 model motorcycles only.

      Air Resources Board procedure, "Criteria For Aftermarket Ignition

      System Modifications", adopted on November 4, 1977, has been used

      to evaluate the kits.


IT.   System Description and Function

      The purpose of this aftermarket retrofit kit is to convert a

      conventional. "Kettering" motorcycle ignition system to an electronic

      breakerless inductive discharge (B.I.D.) ignition system.   The

      result is that the primary circuit is maintenance free after the


Evaluation of the Prestolite Electrical
Division‘s "B.1.D." Ignition System for
Motorcycles in Accordance with Section
2222, Title 13 of the California
Administrative Code                                              May 14, 1979



     kit installation.    Periodic point and condenser replacement would

     not be necessary.    The system utilizes a resonant magnetic pick—up

     coil and a metallic plate "toothed" trigger wheel (reluctor) which

     is mounted concentric to the distributor shaft.       The reluctor
     reduces the magnetic field strength in the pick—up intermittently

     when each tooth passess the coil.    This is detected by a demodu—

     lator circuit.    The output of the demodulator is then amplified to

     turn a power transistor on and off which interrupts the coil primary

     current flow, inducing a high voltage in the secondary coil.         The

     vehicle application forcthe kits is as follows for 1979 and older
    mode] motorcycles.

               Kit Number                 Motorcycle Model

               70—44                      Honda 750

               70—45                      KHonda GL—1000

               70—49                      Kawasaki 900 and 1000*
               70—50                      Kawasaki 650

               70—52                      Kawasaki 900 and 1000
               *Except those with 1003 advancer


III. System Evaluation

    The applicant submitted bench test data for the above kits.       A

     summary of the test results are given in the attached tables.


Evaluation of the Prestolite Electrical
Diviston‘s "B.1.D." Ignition System for
Motorcycles in Accordance with Section
2222, Title 13 of the California
Administrative Code                                         May 14, 1979



IV.   Discussion

      The applicant did not submit test data for kits numbered 70—49

      and 70—52.     According to the applicant these kits have the same

      electronic configurations as kit 70—50.      The only difference is

      the trigger wheels.     It was therefore unnecessary to repeat the

      tests.


      The variability of the test data between the baseline and the

      device did not exceed permissible lTimits.     The only exception

      was a 2.6° retard at 1100 RPM for kit No. 70—44..     Based on previous

      experience, these variations should not effect emissions and

      therefore no CVS dynamometer tests are needed.


      Applicant‘s Claims

      The applicant makes the following four benefit claims for the

      ignition kits:

      1.   Saves fuel because the bike is always tuned—up.

      2.   Saves maintenance because Prestolite‘s Electronic Ignition

           is composed of maintenance—free components.

      3.       Saves space because the electronic components are custom—

           engineered to replace existing parts.

      4.   Saves money because they‘ll never need an ignition tune—up

           again.


Evaluation of the Prestolite Electrical
Division‘s "B.1.D." Ignition System for
Motorcycles in Accordance with Section
2222, Title 13 of the California
Administrative Code                                      May 14, 1979



      The staff is of the opinion that the above claims are not in

      violation of Y.C. Code 27156 or Business and Profession Code

      17500.


      The applicant submitted a label which fits around the wiring

      jacket and appears to be satisfactory.


VI.   Conclusion and Recommendation

      Based on the test data and other information submitted by the

      applicant, the staff is of the opinfon that the Prestolite "B.I.D."

      Ignition System for motorcycles should have no adverse effects

      on emissions.   The staff, therefore, recommendeds approval of

      Executive ‘Order D—54—10.


                                 TABLE 1     Test data for B.1.0. Ignition System

                              Kit Number:     70—45          Vehicle Application:              Honda
                                                                                               1000 C.C.




                                                                                                     T     PM
            Operating/Design Variable                                                   —    DISTRIBUTOR R

                                                             300                                  1200                            2500
S—NO        Description           Evaluation                                           1                                                3
                                   Criteria       BBaselTing Device     Change Pase]in% Device g ChangeiBaselin                  Device| Change

 1     Spark timing:             2° Max. from                      2.0° Max. at 500, 700, 800 and 900 RPM.
        retard                    baseline

 2     Spark timing:             No advance                                                    NONE
        advance                  from baselindg

 3     Secondary available       10% from             16       15         -6.7%i        11.5       11.0      ~4.5%       13.0§     12.5%      ~3.8%
        voltage in KY             baseline                                      i                                    {                  }
4      Spark energy in           20% from             24.5     28.5      +]6.3%§ 14.5              16.5    1+13.8%       13.8      16.5{     +19.6%
        m. joules                 baseTine                                      )                                                       2
                                                                                {
 5     Spark duration            100 micro        1600       1500          ——   {1100            1000        —       t 1100      1100    |     ~
       time in micro sec.         seconds min                                   {                                                        i
6      Volitage rise time        10 micro             35       80          ~—   %       35         70        =—          35        75    3     ~—
        in micro sec.
                                                                                    |                                                    |
                                                                                    |                                                    |


                                         TABLE II       Test Data for B.1.D. Ignition System

                                    Kit Number:          70—50            Vehicle Application:           Kawasaki
                                                                                                         650 C.C.




                                                             y                                                       nnnnrrmmnnntnemrmnainmmmroomemiicaneimmm ennmenmmnmmey
                                                                                                       DISTRIBUTOR RPM                                       _________
                Operating/Design Vartable                                                                                               {
                                   Te                      "]                      300                               1000                                    2500
                        2o                    Evaluation                                                        [             1                     ;               [
S—NO              Description                  Criteria          Baseline Device }Change ?ase]ine Device ;Change %asefinfl MDfigyj_»cfie‘;wa‘rlaflgSw
                                                             j            .

1             Spark timing:                  2° Max. from                                  1.5° Max. retardation at 1500 RPM
               retard                    i    baseTine

2             Spark timing:                  No advance                                                             NONE
               advance                        from base—                                                                                            ,
                                              Tine                                                                            |                     |               |         |
                                                            i                                                                 f                     !
3         Secondary available            t10%. from         io     14.0             13.0   —7.1%        16             16     |    0%         19    1        18     {    -5.2%3
         i Voltage in KV                    baseline                                                                          |                     i               {
                                                                                                                              |          |                          |
4        [Spark energy               _       20% from               8.8              9.3   +5.7%        12.5}          14.8 } +18.4%          ]3.443         16.1 | +19.8%
         i in m. Joules                       baseline                                                                        |                     z
5            Spark duration                  100 micro            500              600      —          sso            soo     1|   —         zoo        It100       [O.
              time in micro sec.              seconds min                                                                     I                         |           |         t
6
                                                                                                                              t                         5           i
             Voltage rise time               10 micro              40               65      —          45              650    0|   —         ao         f so        1    —    0|
        | in micro sec.                      seconds min,                     |                    |            |             |                         :           1         }
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                                            TABLE III        Test Data for B.1.D. Ignition System

                                          Kit Number:        70—44                Vehicle Application:                 Honda 750




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              |                                                                                         DISTRIBUTOR RPM
              |     Operating/Design Variable                                                      7              —                       —p—                ~—                           =
              f                                               ©                   300              i                   1000                 1                      2500
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  S—NO       f       Description
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                                             Crig:ria         |         Devicel Change |Baseline! Device
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   2      i Spark timing:                   No advance                                                            NONE
          i       advance                       from base~                                                                                                                                    1
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   3         ‘Secondary available           10% from          i       16           16      —               20            22          +10%        25               26      |       +8.3
          ; voltage in KV                       baseline      |                                                                                                           %                   i
   4      ;Spark energy in                  20% from                  22.6         23.4   4+3.5%           22.8          26.9       +18.0%|      24.9             26      i       +4 .4           i
             : m. joules                        baseline                                                                                                                    |                     i;
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   5      iSpark duration                   100 micro         % 600              1300      —              1100         1150           —         1300             1300     |        —              1
             i time in micro sec.               seconds min
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