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Old 09-22-2012, 01:31 PM   #49
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Bath Uk
Oddometer: 2,350
The answer may depend on your definition of reliable. Brand new points and advance and retard unit, perfectly adjusted will operate well within the pare meters that BMW set 35 years ago, but from that moment on the points and the advance and retard, will be degrading as wear and tear take their toll.

Proper electronic ignitions withh electronic AR don't suffer mechanical wear and tear, and will operate within much tighter parameters than points, which is why no modern vehicles still use points.

From southern Spain on my R90/6 depending on my electronic ignition to get me home.
R90s 1070 replica, R90/6, 1958 R50
1971 Commando Fastback
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