|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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|06-23-2014, 07:52 PM||#11|
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
you are one of the few that has problems getting a points ignition to work properly.
when that happens a phantom ground needs to be checked with a meg ohm meter like Fluke 1520.
find a mechanic that has one .. they are not that uncommon.
this is assuming you've already done the easy replacement parts route. especially using known to be good parts.
the usual complaint for points ignition is not getting it running properly ... it's the upkeep points require vs electronic no maintence at all
old Biddle Meggers comes up all the time for cheap. old timers prefer the crank versions when megging larger armatures.
paid all of $25 for mine at a flea market .. works just as good if not better than the Fluke 1520.
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_cy_ screwed with this post 06-23-2014 at 08:18 PM
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