Darn... sorry.. I should of mentioned that in a total loss system, batteries
can go flat pretty fast on the dyno.. I keep a battery
charger on it during testing... And even a low battery
can cause a reduction in power.. This brings up another comment.. I see some racers running total loss ignition, have a very small battery
, trying to save that last bit of weight.. sometimes there is a trade off that is not readily recognised.
A few years ago.. a pal was prepping for a Bonneville run.. he bought two new bateries.. but they were not motorcycle batteries
but for computer back up use.. yes they both failed in a very short time. The vibration killed them. I suggested he get a plain old lead acid battery
.. and indeed they got a new record on an old borrowed battery
Last week another pal had his bike quit at Willow Springs.. his fancy battery
was down to 5 volts.. no good.. he never charged it during the day.. cost him a good finish.. sent him to get a cheap lead acid battery
.. the next day he got a good finish..
So, running a total loss ignition system works just fine.. the only issue I had was like 5 years ago at Daytona, when the battery
strap broke and the battery
fell off the bike. Cost us a podium.
so we do need to keep up with battery
maintenance, and not risk it going flat. (or falling off the bike.. booo..)
Good luck next session..!