Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on December 26, 1979.
As of Sunday, August 25th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
70-541979 and older motorcycles Suzuki 550, 750, 850 & 1000

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-54-11
  • Executive Order 54-11 / D54-11
  • ARB # D-54-11
  • Executive Order No: D-54-11
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-54-11
  • Resolution D-54-11
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Download: Executive Order D-54-11 PDF

D-54-11 Document:



                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                        EXECUTIVE ORDER D—54—11
              Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                            of the Vehicle Code


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


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

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

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLYED:    That the installation of the "B.1.D." Breakerless
Inductive Discharge Ignition System manufactured by the Prestolite 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 systems as specified below.

               Kit Number                 Motorcycle Model
               70—54                      Suzuki Models 550, 750, 850 and 1000


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

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.     Exemption of
a kit shall not be construed as an exemption to sell, offer for sale
or advertise any component of a kit as an individual device.


PRESTOLITE ELECTRICAL DIVISION OF ELTRA CQRPORATION     EXECUTIVE QORDER D—§54—11
"B.I.D." BREAKERLESS INDUCTIVE DISCHARGE IGNITION           (Page 2 of 2)
SYSTEM



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 RESOURCES BOARD OF:
ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY
ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE PRESTOLITE "B.I.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 punishable
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
     pollution 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 E1 Monte, California, this   ézé   day of December, 1979.


                                   K.D.D.cackanndfolk
                                   K. D. Drachand, Acting Chief
                                   Mobile Source Control Division


                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                 STAFF REPORT

                               December 4, 1979

                 Evaluation of the Prestolite Electrical
                 Division‘s "B.I.D0." 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 exemption

      from the prohibitions of the California Vehicle Code Section 27156

      for its "B.1.0." electronic ignition kits for motorcycles.


      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.


II.   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.1.D.) ignition system.    The

      result is that the primary circuit is maintenance free after the


      kit installation.     Periodic point and condenser replacement would

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

      coil and a metallic plated "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 passes     the coil.   This is detected by a demodulator

      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 for the kit is as follows for 1979 and older

      model motorcycles.

                        Kit Number                 Motorcycle Model

                        70—54                      Suzuki 550, 750, 850 and 1000


III. System Evaluation

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

      summary of the test results are given in the attached Table I.


IV.   Discussion

      The variability of the test data between the baseline and the

      device in the main, did not exceed permissible limits.          The only

      exceptions were a 2.0° advance at 1800 RPM and a 31.3% increase in

      spark energy at 300 RPM.       Based on engingering evaluation and previous

      experience, these variations should not effect emissions.         The 2°

      advance was only at one point and the effect is negligible.          The

      increase in spark energy would have no      adverse   effects unless it

      was due to excessive increase in voltage which might result in arcing

      in the ignition system.     Since the increased voltage from 900 to 980

      was still less than the OEM 1000 volts at 100 RPM, the system can

      tolerate the increased voltage.


    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.

    The applicant has submitted no data to substantiate the above
    claims.   However, since the electronic ignition system replaces

    the points and condenser, there is no need for the usual replace—
    ment of these components.    There is, therefore, some credence to

    their claims.    However, they are somewhat exaggerated since even

    with eTectronic ignition systems some maintenance and an occasional
    tune—up is still required.    The spark plugs need   changing and the

    carburetor needs periodic servicing.    Some fuel may be saved if the

    owner is in the habit of running his vehicle with worn points.       Re—

    moving the points would help him conserve fuel.


VI. Conclusion and Recommendation

    Based on the test data and other information submitted by the

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

    Ignition System for motoryccles should have no adverse effects

    on emissions.    The staff, therefore, recommends approval of

    Executive Order D—54—11.



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