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Old 10-03-2012, 09:20 AM   #5
Airhead Wrangler
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Originally Posted by headtube View Post
The ignition is electronic. Again... according to the PO, it was stock as of 79. I have not looked into this yet.
'79 had points ignition in a "beancan." The electronic beancan didn't come around until '81. You're PO is a bit off. I'd pull the front cover and see exactly what you have. The points can is easy to recognize as it has a condensor mounted on the outside of it and spade connection with a single wire running to it. The later electronic can has a two-conductor wire running directly out of the can to a connector block abount 6" away. Also, the points can has plastic breather tube running about 8 or 10 inches up the left side of the alternatory. These are often missing though, so don't go solely by that.
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