since points has been around since about forever. no use re-writing what's already out there. Duane Ausherman's writeup has to be one of the best
in an effort to keep an open mind, been rethinking this points vs electronic ignition dilemma. And why there is so many failures on Airheads. someone made an important point about most airheads are approaching 20-30 years. electronics will only survive so many heat cycles. perhaps it's just time...
starting to gyrate towards using an ignition booster in conjunction with points. in theory this combination would give the best of both.
if booster should ever fail .. simply switch back to points alone.
AW made an important point... what's the maintenance interval on the road? we all agree points will get you home. but electronic needs nothing until it fails. then you will be stuck until parts are available.
keeping existing points would solve what to do when/if electronic fail. after booster is installed, current load across points would drop to .01 amp. points rubbing block will still wear and mechanical ignition advance will still wear. but maintenance intervals on the side of the road should approach full electronic.
been digging at all the different boosters available... from DYI to high $$.
since this is old technology... lots more choices out there
sooo... which is the best ignition booster to buy?
Ford TBI module for DYI http://www.xs650.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19252
Dyna booster $79 http://compare.ebay.com/like/4002540...Types&var=sbar