Vape Charging & Ignition System for Yamaha XS650

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Upgrade your old XS650 electrical system with a powerful, modernized, all-in-one solution. No more adjusting points or getting stranded from a weak battery. You'll have brighter lights, and fewer fouled plugs; this system is set-and-forget. You could even run your XS with no battery at all. 

The Vape charging system comprises a 12 Volt 180 Watt single-phase permanent magnet alternator (PMA) and a Revival exclusive regulator/rectifier compatible with lithium-ion, AGM, and lead-acid batteries. This system provides a considerable voltage increase at low RPMs, meaning you're reaching charge voltages sooner and not just relying on your battery voltage in stop-and-go traffic. The ignition system produces its own power, so the stator only needs to maintain voltage for the starter and lighting. 

Vape ignition systems use capacitive discharge (CDI) tech to produce fat, blue ignition sparks that improve fuel combustion and inhibit plug fouling regardless of available battery voltage. The system includes coils, wires, caps, and an ignition module that replaces the old mechanical advance with an electronic advance with two or more curves to select from. 

Here is the essential reading!

Vape ignitions are made to order; depending on availability, delivery times may be 4-8 weeks.

Make sure you have selected the correct system for your make and model. If you have any questions, please reach out to us before checkout. Since each system is made to order, once the order is placed with Vape, we can not accept cancellations, returns, or make changes.


More tips!

  • Be sure to revisit the link to the Vape installation guide provided near the bottom of our product page for this specific kit. 
  • You can integrate Vape systems with the Motogadget mo.Unit for a 100% modernized electrical system on a vintage bike. 
  • Pay particular attention to the instructions regarding tightening all of the screws on the ignition. They are finger-tight from the factory. We recommend using a blue thread locker on all hardware to eliminate any possible backout from vibration.  
  • Vape kits do not come with a woodruff key slot. We hear concerns about this from time to time. We use these on our own projects and in all the years we've sold these, we've never seen a single issue. Many bikes don't use keys, and a correctly installed rotor doesn't need one. Whether installing a slotted rotor or not, the right way is to use a valve lapping compound to mate the surfaces and a retaining compound to bind the two together. 


  • stator unit
  • rotor
  • regulator/rectifier
  • electronic advance unit CDI (""Black Box"")
  • twin ignition coil with wires and caps
  • relay with cables
  • fastening hardware
  • cables
  • cable ties
  • rotor puller tool


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Tom S.

Easy install - perfect tunable advance - well made

I have tried other CDI products and this is easily installed and instantly worked. The rotor and mounting plate have a timing mark and lining the marks at TDC gave perfect timing on the first attempt. The one suggestion for the timing plate is to put some timing marks so I could check initial and advance with a timing light but achieved this by taping this pintout to my stator plate: Am going to replace the supplied connectors but suspect everyone installing this will do the same. Supplied connectors got it up and going within 2 hours with an expectation that will tidy and shorten supplied wires as needed. Everything was very high quality and the although the instructions had some interesting english there was absolutely great detail and plenty of pictures. Pictures were supplied and most tasks were obvious with matching meaningful wire colors.

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100% impressed over and over again by Jeff & Co at Revival. They’re patient and kind no matter the enquiry (currently resto-modding an R100/7 and have LOTS of questions about the Motogadget rewire) and go out of their way to offer creative solutions and out of the box thinking. I will forever return and recommend Revival.

Theo B.
North Vancouver, BC

I cannot recommend Revival Cycles enough. Not only do they have a great assortment of gear and accessories but they provide superb customer service. I was having some difficulty making it work... Jeff pointed out what I was missing and also provided schematics to make it work. Thank you guys very kindly, your crew rocks.

Svend P.
Santa Fe, NM

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