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Dual Plug Module $70

Dual Sensor Modlels as well - call for full details!


The best electronic ignition available for Airhead BMW models from 1970 to1995. The Wedgetail ignition is the next evolution of the system, with all of the sensitivities and limitations addressed. This is the ignition system that finally suits the specific needs of our Airhead BMWs.

Motorrad Elektrik is slated to become a vendor when the production will support multiple outlets.

Read what Tom Cutter, the official North American importer, has to say about them; even more technical details and photos, and videos are available on the Wedgetail Australia website and the Wedgetail USA website.


"The WEDGETAIL AUSTRALIA IGNITION is available to fit all BMW Airhead models from 1969 to 1996. There are two versions, one replaces the points plate and centrifugal advance unit for the 1969-1978 US models. The second version replaces the bean-can ignition trigger, which includes the Ignition Control Unit (Module) and module mount, as well as the bean-can with o-ring and harness plugs. We replace the points-in-the-bean-can version used on 1979 and 1980 models, (only requiring an additional wiring harness extension for $39 extra) It just plugs in place of the existing module and bean-can, a fifteen-minute install, including ignition timing. 

We offer the ICU Module in several versions: The most basic is a single circuit for single plug ignition as a stock system replacement. Then we offer an ICU Module with two identical, switchable ignition circuits, one being a backup for the other, in case of on-road failure. Both versions are also available with a different advance curve map more suitable for Dual Plugged Airheads. So we have Single Plug/Single Circuit, Single Plug/Dual Circuit, Dual Plug/Single Circuit and Dual Plug Dual circuit. In addition, we offer the beancan in two versions, with one or two HES triggers inside, and switchable between them. We do not offer a dual-HES Points replacement version at this time, because there is not adequate space on the sensor mounting plate for the robust Hall Effect Sensor that we use (it is NOT the failure-prone Honeywell sensor that BMW uses in their cars and motorcycles.) We are working with a supplier for a more compact sensor for that application, but that is a ways off. All versions of the WEDGETAIL AUSTRALIA IGNITION are compatible with all coils from 0.7 to 3.0 Ohms, including the various aftermarket dual-output coils. The ICU senses coil current and limits reverse current spikes, such as can occur when the secondary spark wire is disconnected or fails. 

These dual-circuit versions of the WEDGETAIL AUSTRALIA IGNITION are intended for Round-The-World travelers and off-road riders who venture far into the outback where repair parts might be difficult or impossible to get in time to avoid larger issues. Remember that these systems were developed by guys who ride into Australia's Outback, where a failed ignition system could mean dying on the side of the road between oases. Since we Americans carry cell phones and are often on well-traveled highways, we also offer the single-circuit/single HES trigger models for economy. 

The real "Magic" in the Wedgetail Australian Ignition is two-fold: First, we use nothing but the very best-quality components throughout, in stark contrast to every other electronic ignition systems offered for Airheads, which have been offered with the lowest-quality/lowest cost components resulting in an unacceptable failure rate and unstable ignition behavior. Second, we use a multiple-step digital advance curve that is programmed to follow the needs of the Airhead engine including the characteristic flow variables of the chain-driven camshaft and pushrod-operated valve system.

The WEDGETAIL AUSTRALIA IGNITION software contained in the ICU Module also has other features, like that it delivers longer coil driver current at below 800 RPM, to create a fat, robust spark for fast starting and very stable idle in all fuel and temperature conditions. This is the first feature that people notice when they start their Wedgetail-equipped Airhead for the first time. is that it starts and idles well immediately, with half or no choke required. Then they notice that the familiar lagor RPM drop as the throttle is cracked open is gone, replaced with smooth, healthy and stable off-idle and return-to-idle behavior. Once underway, they notice that the characteristic 3100-3200-RPM power dip and vibration has vanished. Power flow feels turbine-like, all the way to a robust redline.

Those are the words of the testers and early adopters, not advertising slogans.  I tell every person the same thing: Try it for yourself.

Then we back it with a two-year No Hassle Warranty. Report a problem, and we will replace the affected parts or whole system. This is why we only have one source of sales in North America currently. This gives us the most responsive and informed team to launch this product. 


There are multiple testimonials and several videos on the


Motorrad Elektrik Ignition Switch Repair Kit for /2 and /5. $94.95


This convenient kit replaces the original switch plate and internal parts for a heavy-duty automotive style switch. Comes with a machined adaptor that holds the switch in such a way as to allow full function of the sliding cover, just like stock.

The key is fitted to an original style teardrop handle for a really discreet repair with no obvious modification. Comes with a spare flat key.


Wiring terminal strips make the connections quick and secure, easily installed with the clear instructions provided.

This is easily the best possible solution for broken retaining tabs, holding an original worn out switch loosely.



Ignition Switch - NLA from BMW!

3-position for 1974 models and 2-position switch for 1975 through 1984 models $149.95




Comes with 2 keys. These switches will replace any threaded-ring mounted switch. The 3-position switch is also useful as a headlight switch on machines that did not have one.







Excellent quality reproductions that will keep the function and look of the stock design.











Available in 3 types with 0.7ohms, 1.5ohms, or 3ohms primary resistance for all types of ignition system requirements. Comes with mounting bracket and fasteners.







Dyna Coils $95 each with mounting bracket, $195 pair with Bracket


WHICH COIL DO I NEED? Choosing the right Dyna coil for your BMW: The type of ignition system fitted on the bike will determine the coil or coils needed that best match the system requirements. The resistance value of the primary winding must be closely matched to the original specifications.


GREEN coils have 3 ohms primary resistance, Single coil for 1970 - 1980 models with points.







BROWN coils have 1.5 ohms primary resistance,for 1981 through 1995 Airheads with EARLY, SMALLER ignition module and single plugs.

Dual coils (pair) for all 1981 - 1995 with DUAL-PLUG IGNITION









BLUE coils have 0.7 ohms primary resistance, for 1981 through 1995 Airheads with HEAVY-DUTY ignition module and single plugs.

Dual coils (pair) for all 1981 - 1995 with DUAL-PLUG IGNITION






New Bosch Coils For 1970 Through 1980 Models : /5 , /6 , and /7, R90S 6 volt $139.95 pair

These are the high-energy Bosch coils known for years as " Blue Coils" because of their distinctive color. Now, they're just natural aluminum but still the great replacement coil for tired, aging original coils that don't develop the full spark energy they might have had 30 or more years ago. Very often, installing a new set of these coils will restore easy starting, smooth running, and greater economy than was normal with the original coils . These coils are 6 volt, wired in series, just like the original design specification, and they will fit directly into the original coil clamps. These are the newest production from Bosch's new factory in Brazil. Beware of "Blue Coils" that show up on the 'net at a remarkably low price! There are several knock-offs out there, clever copies visually but invariably of poor quality



Hall Sender Plate for Oilheads $295.00100 Hall Sender $225.00


Brand - New, Genuine BMW Part. Fits all R1100, 1150, and 850 four - valve models .




Replica Plug Wires for R90S, all /5 and /6, $50.00 per Pair

These plug wires are no longer available from BMW, but these are exact duplicates of the original wires that came on the early Airheads,constructed with parts from the original suppliers to BMW.They have the correct 1K ohm resistance and the braided-cloth-covered length of fuel line for abraision prevention.Ready to plug in at both ends and renew the performance and looks of your classic!


REPLICA PLUG WIRES for R65,R80G/S, and R100GS : Same as described above,but the plug caps are 5K ohm for electronic ignitions.

/2 Plug Wires $40 Pair (55' - '69 Boxers only)

Spark Plug Wires are frequently overlooked as a cause of hard starting or poor performance. Bad spark plug wires can damage magneto coils on vintage BMWs as well. These wires are correct in appearance and in function and have 0 ohms resistance to keep the mag coil cool.



Plug Wires

All wires come with 5k ohm NGK caps (as shown). Fit Airheads only.



K75 Plug Wire Set, all years/models $84.95

Same quality materials and correct coil connector as on the 4 cylinder wire sets.Keep that K75 running like an atomic clock.




Plug Wires for 4-Valve K100, K1100 $89.95/4
Fits 90-93 K1,K100RS and all years K1100 models

These spark plug wires are made from very good quality jacketed copper cable, with the correct 5K ohm resistor in the NGK caps. The caps are correctly sized for a snug fit on the 12mm sized K plugs made with the screw-on terminal nut on the end. The coil ends are the correct brass barrel - end type for the K100, and clip-on types for the center stud terminal found in the K75 and K1100 coil sockets. Thick rubber boots at the coil end keep moisture away from the connectors inside. The air-gap coil connectors aren't cheap, or easy to find other than expensive original BMW parts. By using the exact correct part, easy fit and long service are assured. Why pay the exorbitant factory price, when these wire sets can restore smooth running and efficiency to an engine suffering with 23 year old plug wires? Do you run your car plug wires for 20 - plus years? Didn't think so ­ but if you do, the car needs help too!


Oilhead Plug Wires, 1994-2003 models $74.95
Fits all years of R850, R1100, and R1150 4-Valve Twins

These top-quality replacement wires are constructed from highest-quality components that are the same as used by the original equipment manufacturer. The plug caps are the CORRECT 90 degree bend, with grab areas for the removal tool found in the tool kit. This pair of wires costs the same as ONE wire does from BMW.




NGK Spark Plugs

Bosch plugs are no more. Happily NGK fills the gap with the proper plugs to keep your Airhead, F650 and K-Bike motoring along. NGK spark plugs are made to the same level of quality, and incorporate all the same important design features of the original Bosch part.




HEAVY-DUTY Ignition Module for ALL 1981through 1995 Airheads, $95.00 with bracket

This is the same control unit now being sold by BMW as the replacement for all previous versions. It incorporates a massive heat sink to better deal with issues caused by over-heating. The module is permanently riveted to the heat sink to insure clean surfaces for proper heat transfer, so there is no recommended maintenance as on the earlier designs.
The ignition control module now controls the dwell time independently of the Hall sender,to improve the sometimes uneven startup and cold idle,especially. This also helps maintain accuracy as the old original parts in the Hall sender may wear.

The heavy-duty ignition control unit comes with a genuine BMW mounting bracket for easy, bolt-on replacement. The original harness connector plugs right in, just like stock.



Ignition Control Unit for Boxer $60.00

Ignition Control Unit-Used on all boxers with factory electronic ignition, up to 1993. These are not from the original equipment supplier, but they are very reliable and work the same in every way. Oh, and more thing: they cost over a hundred dollars LESS than the originals! Take the money you save and ride a few more miles :)




New Magneto Coil '55-'69 Airheads R51/3 through /2 Twins $160.00

Great replacement for the ever-aging and failure - prone original magneto coils. Almost all of the original coils are now failing routinely. A sure indication of this progressive failure is hard starting when hot. As it gets worse, there may soon be misfiring at high speeds as well. These coils are of modern, improved design and manufacture for a perfect fit and restored reliability. Made with an external ground wire connection for increased reliability , and the high-tech resins and plastics used in their construction means they should help keep your bike around for the next 50 years. Make it right with a new condensor, $8.

(It is strongly recommended that the condensor should be replaced whenever a new coil is fitted . Old, failing condensors can cause serious coil problems on even a new part . These new ones come with the wire made on, so there's no tedious soldering like the originals.)


Original BMW parts for long life.

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