We have had great success with the Shockwave electronic ignition system and have heard great news from the many users out there on how much better their vintage Honda is running. Now that there are many units in service, we have had feedback from some users in regards to the sensors loosening up on the mounting plate and causing the ignition timing to be off and thus the bike runs poorly. The issue originates from how tight the sensors are attached on the sensor mounting plate due to a combination of installation error and sensor architecture. While this is not happening to every Shockwave system out there, we have a quick and easy mod that can be applied to the sensors that solves the problem. The solution is to make a spacer that fits in the back side of the sensors that provides additional support when tightening up the sensor mounting screw. The addition of the spacer fixes the issue of the sensors coming loose and allows you to get the mounting screw tighter without damaging the sensor. This modification will not void the Shockwave warranty. The below video shows how to make the support spacer from things you have around the garage and can be completed in just a few minutes.
This mod will apply to all Shockwave system sold between November 2018 to July 2019.
Our revision 2 of the Shockwave includes the spacers as part of the hardware. We are happy to provide the new spacer to this first gen of Shockwave ignition systems to any customer by email request.
Many thanks to the customer who came up with the modification.