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1967 R502
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Joined: 01/25/2018
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I have always found the ignition on my bikes to be frustrating, but like the idea of running without the battery. So I have been looking to see if there are ways to improve the magneto. One way would be to come up with an improved magneto using Neodynium magnets such as Morris Magneto has done for H-D and Triumph. Clearly this could be a lot of effort. An easier path would be to replace the points and condenser with something solid state.

A lot of power equipment ( snowblowers, lawnmowers etc) have magneto ignition, but the points and condenser unit is replaced by a solid state transistorized ignition unit. Has anyone ever made one of these for a /2? Even if it is home brew?

I'm interested in hearing your thoughts.