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Old 06-04-2004, 06:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i've been messing w/ points and timing for a few days and have been thinking of installing a boyer ignition. what are the performance benifits? how much wiring is involved? will i need new coils? this is for a bsa 650 lightning...

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Old 06-04-2004, 07:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it's pretty straightforward really. This will give you a good idea.

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Don't do what I did and forget to disconnect the condensors- that caused a lot of headscratching.
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If you haven't already done it, DO IT! I did it & it was easy! The only trick is the timing with a strobe. Otherwise pretty straight-forward. They say you can use the 12 volt coils. I changed mine anyway to old Lucas 6 volts from a swap meet. They work. No real noticeable difference !
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Old 08-17-2004, 01:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 08-17-2004, 01:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Put one in my '70 Bonnie......much, much better! P.S. Cat, look at my recent post on your previous Marne Iowa rally topic and let me know. Thanks! Jeff :-D Oh yeah, according to Baxter the Boyer Ignitions work better with the 6 volt coils. You'll have to ask him. The only thing I know about things electrical is that it's good for vaporizing screwdrivers. :razz:

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Old 08-18-2004, 10:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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They're godly, aren't they? PUt it on my 64, and first kick and it started. Hadn't run in 21 YEARS and it went first kick. Ignition was the difference. Kyle
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Have to agree Best 100 bucks you spend for a brit twin. Playing with the points , cond, advance weights is a thing of the past. Also might add I used a double ended Harley coil. Ithink the most important thing about coils is res . It has to be more than 3 ohms
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Have to agree Best 100 bucks you spend for a brit twin. Playing with the points , cond, advance weights is a thing of the past. Also might add I used a double ended Harley coil. Ithink the most important thing about coils is res . It has to be more than 3 ohms
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Old 08-20-2004, 01:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm sorry to say, I never had the fun of messing with points, weights, and condensors. Needless to say, the condensors kept my bike from running. Boyers are magic. Install, kick, it runs. Right like that. Kyle
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Old 08-20-2004, 04:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I believe that you want 3-4ohms total resistance for both coils.
I'm running with 4.2ohms and it works, but the instructions from boyer say 3ohm/6 volt for high compression.
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