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Old 02-20-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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o e m points and condensors for airhead

I have a R90S that I'm trying to keep stock. Looking for a new set of points and condensors instead of going to electronic .

Had a long talk with
Motorrad Elektrik yesterday and he suggested keeping it as stock as possible.

The new stuff being sold by BMW dealers where all made in China. any sources for oem points here?
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:20 PM   #2
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It's the crap Chinese points and condensers that are forcing me down the electronic ignition route with my 100/7. The last set of proper points ad condenser I had fitted had been on for over 10 years. I've now had three sets of points and condensers in the last three and they need frequent adjustment and tidying up. The arcing across the crap points, even when new, is sight to behold.

At least if I fit a Boyer I'll be fitting something that's made in England (albeit the South which always makes me suspicious).
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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I've always run Noris points and never had issues.

Try Hucky: http://www.bmwhucky.com/010012.html

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Old 02-20-2013, 01:03 PM   #4
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I'll second Noris. Good quality.

I added a Dyna Points Booster about 3-4 years ago. The points last longer (no electrical pitting) but the rubbing block wears slowly and the point gap needs to be adjusted at 3000-5000 intervals. Been reliable.

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:13 PM   #5
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(albeit the South which always makes me suspicious).
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:58 AM   #6
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Try Motobins in the UK. They have lots of parts for these old airheads.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:44 AM   #7
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Question bmw points

Huckey sells a"Bremi", made in germany ? anyone try these?
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:35 AM   #8
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Try Motobins in the UK. They have lots of parts for these old airheads.
Motobins supplied the cheapo points and condensers currently in my bike.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:37 PM   #9
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A lot of reasons in this thread as to why I like electronic. Service every 3 to 5k miles? With the timing constantly changing in between? Nein Danke! I'll stick to servicing my electronic ignition every 100 to 200K miles or whenever it breaks with rock solid timing and spark the whole time in between.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:04 PM   #10
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I feel the same as Supershaft. I like to ride, not futz with stuff so I can take a short ride and futz some more. Therefore, I will keep my OEM electronic ignition until it fails. Actually, have yet to have one fail on any of my bikes. I guess as I get closer to the 300,000 plus miles, I may be looking at a replacement.

Sure, electronic is more expensive than points at the stealership, but if you add up all the points needed to last 300,000+ miles, I think the costs actually are in favour of the electronic. And a whole lot less time spent futzing.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:24 PM   #11
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stockvs electronic = $value

I understand the value of electronic ignition on a reg rider. I have the option to change from points to electronic. The value of a motorcycle is more if it is stock. I'm just looking for good replacements and I will have them put away for the next 10years so I can pass it along to my son or grandson.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:25 PM   #12
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I feel the same as Supershaft. I like to ride, not futz with stuff so I can take a short ride and futz some more. Therefore, I will keep my OEM electronic ignition until it fails. Actually, have yet to have one fail on any of my bikes. I guess as I get closer to the 300,000 plus miles, I may be looking at a replacement.

Sure, electronic is more expensive than points at the stealership, but if you add up all the points needed to last 300,000+ miles, I think the costs actually are in favour of the electronic. And a whole lot less time spent futzing.
And your bike is running better most of the time. Brand new points only work like brand new when they are brand new.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:04 AM   #13
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And your bike is running better most of the time. Brand new points only work like brand new when they are brand new.
Geez, I got over 20k on my points and still function nominal, as new. With the Dyna Booster they just need a few minutes maintenance every few years at my pace. There are advantages and disadvantages to either points or electronic. What is best for one is not wanted by another. Super's opinion is no better or worse than any other, just another DIYer but with the attitude that if you don't do it his way, you must be wrong.

It's just a bogas premise on it's face to suggest over and over again one way is better for everyone until all are convinced.

Bad opinion stated "McMillions" of times does not convert it to good opinion.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:24 AM   #14
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Geez, I got over 20k on my points and still function nominal, as new. With the Dyna Booster they just need a few minutes maintenance every few years at my pace. There are advantages and disadvantages to either points or electronic.
Well put. As I said earlier, one advantage to the Dyna Booster is that the Dwell (the "coil saturation time interval") is set electronically and the electrical load on the points is reduced to milliamps. As the wear on the points rubbing block closes the point gap, the ignition timing will slowly shift towards retarded. A quick periodic check with a timing light will tell where the timing is and whether or not the gap need to be opened. At that time, I'll refresh the point cam lube and run a strip of business card through the points to clean up any residual oxidation (the latter is not really needed, I'm just being picky).

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Old 02-24-2013, 08:12 AM   #15
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Geez,
It's just a bogas premise on it's face to suggest over and over again one way is better for everyone until all are convinced.

Bad opinion stated "McMillions" of times does not convert it to good opinion.
So a preference for electronic ignition is just a "bad opinion"? No charlatan references? You're slipping, Dok.
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