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Old 07-21-2009, 07:06 PM
xlite xlite is offline
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Default Re: Re-inventing the wheel-- probably

Originally Posted by Bikeguy Joe View Post
Care to elaborate on that one xlite?
As previously mentioned these bike ignitions are marginal at best and only use half (typically negative) of the magneto cycle. You may get away with robbing power from the other (positive) half but a full wave will steal from both. Even with half wave I had to switch lights off to start the engine and plug gap had to be decreased or it would not run at all.

Now I have nothing connected to the white wire and use LED/AA bike light for illumination and choke to kill the motor.

Last edited by xlite; 07-21-2009 at 07:18 PM. Reason: white wire
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