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Old 02-08-2013, 08:38 PM   #80
DaveBall
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Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Vancouver Island
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I have had points fail in the middle of nowhere. The spare set I had would not work as they were bent out of shape from being the the bottom of my tool tray for umpteen years. So had a set sent to me via courier. Got them 2 days after ordering and was on my way.
Had a bean can die up in the Yukon, back in 1993 while on my 81 RT. No dealers around with a bean can available. So had one sent via courier from Vancouver, got it 2 days later, installed myself and was back on the road.

So, 2 days to get either a set of point or a bean can. Not a big deal to me. Sure, both were inconvenient, but not a trip breaker. Those were the only 2 times I ever had any sort of ignition issue in the past 35+ years of riding airheads.

Both are extremely reliable. Points are more finicky and old school.
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