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Anybody running a boyer on a bsa with no battery? If so what are you using in place of battery? brand, part #, etc? thanks brian
 

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hatch said:
My understanding is that boyers need a battery, no matter what type of bike it is on.
that was my understanding too, but i recently talked to someone at a car show with a bsa running a boyer and no battery. I was going to go check out his bike and see exactly how he did it, but we didn't cross paths again. just checking to see if it is possible?
 

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It is possible. I don't know if it's a good idea though. I had my Triumph set up like that for a while, with a Mity Max, and the Mity Max took a shit. I then went to a Portronics and it was a bitch to get running. You had to kick as hard as you could to get it to fire. Then my stator went to hell and I went back to battery.
 

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I have a Boyer system in my Triumph. It won't start unless the battery has a full charge. I was warned to keep it charged up to avoid any problems. Might have something to do with the coils. I had to use 6v coils with this system. Maybe they need more voltage or something to give a hot enough spark?
 

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copperbobber said:
It is possible. I don't know if it's a good idea though. I had my Triumph set up like that for a while, with a Mity Max, and the Mity Max took a shit. I then went to a Portronics and it was a bitch to get running. You had to kick as hard as you could to get it to fire. Then my stator went to hell and I went back to battery.
I was wrong...

Now that I think about, That was when I had points in it still.

Yeah, Hatch is right, there has to be a battery with a boyer, and it's gotta have charge or you wont get spark.
 
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