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Old 03-30-2011, 10:25 AM   #165
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Originally Posted by bmwhacker View Post
My R100S BMW engine uses points. I tried the "wrap" method and the reading on the gauge was jumpy/erratic. Went directly to the coil lead and now it reads steady and accurate.
I love the Acewell Gauge and am more than happy with it. Mine's been in use for over a year. One thing I've found is that the angle must be proper to read it in dark conditions. I don't think it would be readable laying flat in a headlight nacelle. (?)

Yeah, That's been my experience with the wrap too. That and instruments blanking out at higher RPMs (my timing light for example). I was wondering about tapping into the wire from the points near the coil, or off the dyna booster, now it's all coming together.

Thanks, good replies here from you guys.
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