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Title: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Sonreir on Oct 29, 2013, 14:51:35
(http://www.sparckmoto.com/images/main%20logo.png)

Sparck Moto - Modern gear for your vintage ride
 
Battery not charging? Intermittent shorts and blown fuses? Just don't trust Mr. Lucas? We can help.

Sparck Moto offers a wide range of electrical services and products for your two-wheeled death machine. Breathe new life into your bike's nervous system and bring the ol' girl into the 21st century.

Here at Sparck Moto we have standards; we have an ethos; we stand for something. We do more than import plastic crap from overseas to dump on the market and pad our pockets. Many of our products are made right here in the USA (look for the decal!) by small businesses, one man bands, and garage enthusiasts just like yourself. We may not always have the best prices, but we always offer the best value.

We don't believe in throwing stuff away or replacing what you can repair. Don't part out that old bike when you can resurrect it and cover some more miles on the open road in the open air. If you need a new part, some advice on your build, or a shoulder to cry on when you've thrown a rod through the side of your freshly painted case, you know where to find us. So break out the hand tools, crack open your favorite malt beverage, and see what we have to offer.



www.sparckmoto.com
Coming November 2013
Title: Re: Welcome to Spark Moto
Post by: Flugtechnik on Oct 29, 2013, 15:31:30
Is this your baby Matt?
Title: Re: Welcome to Spark Moto
Post by: coalnation on Oct 29, 2013, 16:11:46
Very nice sir!
Title: Re: Welcome to Spark Moto
Post by: SONIC. on Oct 29, 2013, 17:06:27
I clicked the link and thought DAMN youve been busy at web design!

You misspelled your company name in the link :D

www.sparckmoto.com
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Sonreir on Oct 29, 2013, 17:25:33
Is this your baby Matt?

Yes, sir.

I clicked the link and thought DAMN youve been busy at web design!

You misspelled your company name in the link :D

www.sparckmoto.com

Dammit.  My fingers type faster than my brain some days.  Thanks for the heads-up!
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: HerrDeacon on Oct 29, 2013, 17:44:20
Well done Matt, looks great. Wish you the best of luck with it.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Joon-yah on Oct 29, 2013, 17:59:42
Congrats Brother and I wish you the best of luck!!! Retro Moto is now offering wiring harnesses,btw.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: DreadRock on Oct 29, 2013, 18:13:10
I like it !! Nice work so far ...
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: crazypj on Oct 29, 2013, 19:21:17
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k315/1crazypj/Honda%20CB360/ignition/Triggerwheel3.jpg) (http://s91.photobucket.com/user/1crazypj/media/Honda%20CB360/ignition/Triggerwheel3.jpg.html)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k315/1crazypj/Honda%20CB360/ignition/Triggerwheel2.jpg) (http://s91.photobucket.com/user/1crazypj/media/Honda%20CB360/ignition/Triggerwheel2.jpg.html)(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k315/1crazypj/Honda%20CB360/ignition/Triggerwheel1.jpg) (http://s91.photobucket.com/user/1crazypj/media/Honda%20CB360/ignition/Triggerwheel1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: crazypj on Oct 29, 2013, 19:22:28
'Prototype'  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Sonreir on Oct 29, 2013, 20:11:36
Well done Matt, looks great. Wish you the best of luck with it.

Thanks, Perry!

Congrats Brother and I wish you the best of luck!!! Retro Moto is now offering wiring harnesses,btw.

Thanks, Junior.  If Retro Motor's harnesses are anything like their other products, they should be pretty kick-ass.  ;)

'Prototype'  ;)

Looks awesome, Pete.  What kind of clearance is there between the points plate and the rotor?
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: crazypj on Oct 30, 2013, 14:24:45
It's 'adjustable' while I still have it here.  ;)
At present, 7mm
Outside diameter is 2.250", points plate is 2.4"
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k315/1crazypj/Honda%20CB360/ignition/Triggerwheel4.jpg) (http://s91.photobucket.com/user/1crazypj/media/Honda%20CB360/ignition/Triggerwheel4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Sonreir on Oct 30, 2013, 14:31:11
I see how it's setup now.  I always envisioned it to be behind the points plate, closer to the head.  This should work, too, though.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Sonreir on Oct 30, 2013, 14:32:29
Also... maybe 5mm of clearance might be better?
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: crazypj on Oct 30, 2013, 14:35:24
It would be easier to make from thinner piece of material - less waste, less machining, just make a spacer to get to end of cam post so it clamps down
I think there would be enough clearance, I'll make a 'short' one to check.
Rotor only needs to be slightly thicker than magnets being used so I guess 4mm would be plenty?
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Sonreir on Oct 30, 2013, 14:39:42
It would be easier to make from thinner piece of material - less waste, less machining, just make a spacer to get to end of cam post so it clamps down
I think there would be enough clearance, I'll make a 'short' one to check.
Rotor only needs to be slightly thicker than magnets being used so I guess 4mm would be plenty?


Definitely plenty.  The test magnets I'm using are 1mm thick and 3mm in diameter.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Oct 30, 2013, 14:49:45
Righteous.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: crazypj on Oct 30, 2013, 14:57:28
The Hall effect sensor boards I bought have power and pick up LED's, (went a bit OTT buying stuff  :o )
 I was thinking of drilling holes through trigger wheel to have 'flashing lights' when motor is running using the slotted 'points' cover I made
 ;D ::)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k315/1crazypj/Honda%20CB360/Brendons/Dynaignition2.jpg) (http://s91.photobucket.com/user/1crazypj/media/Honda%20CB360/Brendons/Dynaignition2.jpg.html)

Any idea what the dwell is going to be using small magnet?
 I would expect it to be much higher than  the 45~50 % with points which will give a much better spark
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Joon-yah on Oct 30, 2013, 15:23:39
I was just fucking with ya bout the harnesses,lol.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Sonreir on Oct 30, 2013, 15:27:40
I was just fucking with ya bout the harnesses,lol.

I know.  I was just trying to make you feel guilty for fucking with me.  :P
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Joon-yah on Oct 30, 2013, 15:32:40
I know.  I was just trying to make you feel guilty for fucking with me.  :P
   Didn't work,lol. But I was like fuck,now people are gonna think I'm really doing em.  hahahaha
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: SONIC. on Oct 30, 2013, 16:31:33
   Didn't work,lol. But I was like fuck,now people are gonna think I'm really doing em.  hahahaha

Where do I place my order?
I want one with EFI, electronic ignition, a cooling fan that varies with RPM's, an Iphone charger, and plug ins for a toaster oven.
Get me a quote asap Joon.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Joon-yah on Oct 30, 2013, 16:46:29
Where do I place my order?
I want one with EFI, electronic ignition, a cooling fan that varies with RPM's, an Iphone charger, and plug ins for a toaster oven.
Get me a quote asap Joon.
  no prob,that'll be $7,000.00 and I'll throw in a toaster oven.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: SONIC. on Oct 30, 2013, 16:52:43
Ill get you a check from my prince friend in Nigeria, next week.
You can go ahead and start on it today.


Sonreir,
How do you plan on marketing this?
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: crazypj on Oct 30, 2013, 16:58:34
Here's the MkII version, extra thin to check clearances, I'll make them with a boss on back to get better spacing
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k315/1crazypj/Honda%20CB360/ignition/TriggerwheelMkII-1.jpg) (http://s91.photobucket.com/user/1crazypj/media/Honda%20CB360/ignition/TriggerwheelMkII-1.jpg.html)
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k315/1crazypj/Honda%20CB360/ignition/TriggerwheelMkII-2.jpg) (http://s91.photobucket.com/user/1crazypj/media/Honda%20CB360/ignition/TriggerwheelMkII-2.jpg.html)
Also needs a spacer 'tube' to clamp everything up.
Much tighter fit, drilled undersize then bored to 10.99mm  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Sonreir on Oct 30, 2013, 17:11:41
Sonreir,
How do you plan on marketing this?

A little bit of SEO wizardry and a lot of "word of mouth".  I don't have plans of leaving my day job in the near future, so there is such a thing as too much business for me (right now, at least).
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Sonreir on Oct 30, 2013, 17:12:52
Here's the MkII version, extra thin to check clearances, I'll make them with a boss on back to get better spacing
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k315/1crazypj/Honda%20CB360/ignition/TriggerwheelMkII-1.jpg) (http://s91.photobucket.com/user/1crazypj/media/Honda%20CB360/ignition/TriggerwheelMkII-1.jpg.html)
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k315/1crazypj/Honda%20CB360/ignition/TriggerwheelMkII-2.jpg) (http://s91.photobucket.com/user/1crazypj/media/Honda%20CB360/ignition/TriggerwheelMkII-2.jpg.html)
Also needs a spacer 'tube' to clamp everything up.
Much tighter fit, drilled undersize then bored to 10.99mm  ;D

Looks good.  eyhonda and I are working with the idea of having a circuit board to replace the points plate and the hall sensors will be mounted there, too.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: crazypj on Oct 30, 2013, 17:25:12
Yep, dedicated circuit board would be best way to do it but I'm going to bolt up various components for experimenting and testing.
When finalised maybe I'll get into boards?
Want to keep things cheap as possible though,you can buy a proven one when you get expensive with them
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Worst cb650 ever on Oct 30, 2013, 17:29:39
Dammnnn, you guys are after my electronic ignition money, huh?  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: ronnie on Oct 30, 2013, 17:34:44
Awesome Matt, congrats!

Sent from my HTC6500LVW using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: crazypj on Oct 30, 2013, 17:39:09
Dammnnn, you guys are after my electronic ignition money, huh?  ;D

 Bit more too it, turbo's, injectors and eventually fully programmable  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Mydlyfkryzis on Oct 30, 2013, 17:39:43
Nice Matt. When you get going, I'll be glad to promote your business too. 
Don;t know what I can do to help, but if there is anything, be glad to do it.


Between you, eyhonda and PJ, you are going to have some interesting product soon....
Title: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Rich Ard on Oct 30, 2013, 19:30:09
Lets get down to brass tacks - how many posts for a discount?
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Alaskanrocket on Oct 30, 2013, 19:49:03
Lets get down to brass tacks - how many posts for a discount?
1000 posts=1% 2000=2% and so on
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: haircuttergirl on Oct 30, 2013, 19:55:14
1000 posts=1% 2000=2% and so on
Hahahaha
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: haircuttergirl on Oct 30, 2013, 19:59:05
Ill get you a check from my prince friend in Nigeria, next week.
You can go ahead and start on it today.
Omg what a coincidence! I'm totally friends with him too. I occasionally help him out by letting him put some money in my bank account. I know it sounds shady, but he's completely legit.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: HerrDeacon on Oct 30, 2013, 19:59:57
Lets get down to brass tacks - how many posts for a discount?

Hilarious  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: crazypj on Oct 31, 2013, 02:38:39
Did a bit more stuff, more explanations and stuff on 360 blog/build
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k315/1crazypj/Honda%20CB360/ignition/Trigger-Halleffect.jpg) (http://s91.photobucket.com/user/1crazypj/media/Honda%20CB360/ignition/Trigger-Halleffect.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Sonreir on Nov 03, 2013, 18:55:58
Lets get down to brass tacks - how many posts for a discount?

Harnesses will be $25 off and R/Rs will be $10 off for folks who have "liked" our Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/SparckMoto

Still working out discount on other items and services.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Brodie on Nov 03, 2013, 19:32:00
Soo. What happens if you don't have facebook?
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Sonreir on Nov 03, 2013, 19:44:32
Soo. What happens if you don't have facebook?

You now have the best excuse in the world to get it?  ;D

I'll think of something.  I don't want to exclude any of the DTT regulars from the discount.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Brodie on Nov 03, 2013, 19:45:23
Haha sweet.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Mydlyfkryzis on Nov 03, 2013, 20:52:46
"Liked" It and added a testimonial.

I know you will be successful as your product is good and you are a good guy too....

I am so happy another person is supporting the vintage motorcycle gang... ;D 8)
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Worst cb650 ever on Nov 03, 2013, 20:56:18
Ditto what Mydlyfkryziz says - your R/R is keeping my finicky 360's battery at 13 volts, which I don't think ever happened before I installed that unit.  I'm excited for an electronic ignition!
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: ronnie on Nov 04, 2013, 00:28:43
Every time I see this thread I think it says Spock Moto..... And I know it's not that, but it still teases my eyes.


May your electrics live long and prosper.

-sent from sea via corked bottle

Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: JohnGoFast on Nov 06, 2013, 12:00:08
Been busy lately and just saw this. Wish you the best of luck!
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Sonreir on Nov 06, 2013, 12:02:24
Thanks, John.

Be sure to let me know if you need/want an online distributor for your aprons.  We're working on partnering with a couple of other small business / motorcycle enthusiasts at the moment.  I've dedicated a section of the website to our business partners that showcases their products and talent.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: JohnGoFast on Nov 06, 2013, 13:52:54
I definitely will be in touch soon. Working hard to streamline things and have some items in stock as well as take custom orders.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Sonreir on Nov 06, 2013, 13:53:57
Awesome.  Our website launch is probably going to be end of this month, but we can slot it in at any time.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: bradj on Nov 11, 2013, 10:20:50
Good luck my man
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: 1sttimer on Nov 17, 2013, 21:56:27
Good luck man.  I'll be ordering my harness from you soon.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Zookrocker on Nov 17, 2013, 22:03:53
i'm anxiously awaiting the site launch!
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: rays650cafe on Nov 25, 2013, 23:14:39
Evidently I've been gone awhile, good luck sir!
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: mrjoshzombie on Nov 26, 2013, 12:29:17
Huh, completely missed this (yay being busy on the holidays!)

So I'm assuming all wire harness orders are now to go through your site instead of a random PM?
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Sonreir on Nov 26, 2013, 12:30:36
I'm still taking orders via PM until I get the discount portion of the site coded. :)
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Worst cb650 ever on Nov 26, 2013, 13:05:16
I'm crossing my fingers for the CB360 electronic ignition  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: JohnGoFast on Nov 29, 2013, 11:06:06
Your site is looking killer Matt. I love all the options and descriptions [?]. Best of luck with your endeavor!
Title: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Drey6 on Jan 30, 2014, 22:34:52
Finally checked out the site after I found the carnage that a mouse created on my girls CB550 project. The site looks great. The best part is how it's a humble/friendly feel with the mention of other builders and their products. Really impressed, man.
With that said, check your company email.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: 1969Honda on Nov 24, 2014, 14:13:08
Matt, you can't post a teazer like this and not expect some questions/requests  :) :)
Actually, the Rick's unit is about 40W over stock.

But keep an eye on the Sparck Moto facebook page or our section of the forums.  Good things coming soon.  ;)
(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=62609.0;attach=132425;image)
Are you going to be making an upgrade for the CB350 as well?
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Sonreir on Nov 24, 2014, 14:18:15
Haven't verified it yet, but I'm 99% certain the 350 and 360 are compatible parts.
Title: Re: Welcome to Sparck Moto
Post by: Mydlyfkryzis on Nov 24, 2014, 20:47:35
Haven't verified it yet, but I'm 99% certain the 350 and 360 are compatible parts.

Matt, the CB350 and CB360 stators are interchangeable.  The slight difference in the case cover....But Ricks Stator is the same part number for both bikes.
the Honda Part numbers are different:

CB360:    ALTERNATOR ASSY. 31100-369-004 (replaces 31102-369-004)
CB350:    STATOR   31102-286-014

Also, I contacted Ricks a while ago for some info.  Ricks Stator is rated at 150 Watts.  Stock CB360 is rated 130 Watts and Stock CB350 is rated 110 Watts.