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Old 05-22-2019, 12:54 PM   #21
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I wish there was a solid state, self-powered ignition available for the ironhead. There simply isn't. I've searched, but I'd love to be proven wrong. The two manufacturers listed by denisj don't list any old Harley applications. I'm sure someone smarter than me with the right equipment could make one, but the market would be limited. I thought briefly about using the small V-Twin alternator that goes in the genny hole combined with an electronic ignition. Problem is that the alternator also requires a battery, which the vibrations of an ironhead at sustained high RPM would be sure to wreck. Again, I haven't tried it yet so I could be wrong. Later XRs used a battery-less ignition, but that's all I know.
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I wish there was a solid state, self-powered ignition available for the ironhead. There simply isn't. I've searched, but I'd love to be proven wrong. The two manufacturers listed by denisj don't list any old Harley applications. I'm sure someone smarter than me with the right equipment could make one, but the market would be limited. I thought briefly about using the small V-Twin alternator that goes in the genny hole combined with an electronic ignition. Problem is that the alternator also requires a battery, which the vibrations of an ironhead at sustained high RPM would be sure to wreck. Again, I haven't tried it yet so I could be wrong. Later XRs used a battery-less ignition, but that's all I know.
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:17 PM   #24
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This is the article that Ratso was referring to. Sorry for the less-than-ideal scanning. Keep clicking on the page to get to the next page, or something like that.


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