|View Results: Which is more reliable for Airheads ... electronic ignition or points?|
|BMW Airhead electronic ignitions are super reliable. Leave it alone||19||32.76%|
|BMW Airhead electronic ignitions are junk, replace with aftermarket electronic ignition||3||5.17%|
|BMW Airhead electronic ignitions are junk, replace with beancan w/points||5||8.62%|
|BMW points & Condensers are reliable. leave it alone||27||46.55%|
|BMW points & Condensers are junk. replace with aftermarket electronic ignition||4||6.90%|
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|12-02-2012, 10:49 PM||#11|
Out of the office.
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Where the Ghetto meets the sea.
1983 R80ST, bad Bean Can to be replaced with A/M bean can.
1993 R100GS Bad Bean Can replaced when the bike was still under warranty.
1993 XR650L died, on the freeway (Carrying my wife) Trouble shooting lead to a failed CDI box AND bad trigger winding.
Replaced the box and stator, (which also includes trigger winding) and problem went away never to return.
1983 CB750F, Ignitor potting failed leading to Ignigtor failing. When the Ignigtor fails the bike no longer has Ignition.
This mind you is an age and heat related problem, so an outlier when it comes to electronic ignition.
But I've had far more experiences with points needing work and futzing and hard starting and...
To sway me to go back to running points, ever.
But I'm also a fan of fuel injection over carbs.
On vacation for a spell
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