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Aftermarket electrics? #741408
07/10/18 4:57 pm
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Is there a thread somewhere (can't find one) that compares electronic ignitions for BSA? Old school Boyer, tri-spark, Pazon? up through Electrex? the good, the bad, the ugly?

I didn't rip into my A65 project yet. don't even now if the stock alt. is putting out juice. If not....may go electrex since it replaces stock alt.

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Re: Aftermarket electrics? [Re: rocketscientist] #741417
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I’m going Electrex for my Starfire and Bultaco. I have one on my Duc and it works well. No need for a battery unless you plan to run lights. I think the price is reasonable considering the quality. I have heard good things about Boyer but I haven’t priced them out.


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Re: Aftermarket electrics? [Re: rocketscientist] #741441
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Re: Aftermarket electrics? [Re: LarryLebel] #741449
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Originally Posted by LarryLebel



Looks like a real nice kit. Very impressed with the Japanese type plug connectors.


Jon W.


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Re: Aftermarket electrics? [Re: rocketscientist] #741460
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For twins, does the Wassell kit require two six-volt coils or one 12V, dual-lead coil like the Boyer and Pazon systems?



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Re: Aftermarket electrics? [Re: rocketscientist] #741465
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Yes, The Vape system sold by Wassell is similar in function to the Pazon Surefire/Boyer Mk4 etc.


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Re: Aftermarket electrics? [Re: rocketscientist] #741474
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Hi,

Originally Posted by rocketscientist
Is there a thread somewhere (can't find one) that compares electronic ignitions for BSA? Old school boyer, tri-spark, Pazon? up through Electrex?

Having something of a passing interest in electrical problems, ... the main thing I've noticed since Ernie Bransden superseded the Mk.3 with the Mk.4 is the almost complete disappearance of "My Boyer Doesn't Work"-type threads from all the old-Britbike internet forums I read.

Originally Posted by rocketscientist
electrex since it replaces stock alt.

... with one that produces 50W at unquoted rpm ...

Talking of Electrex brings up the consideration of Customer Service When Things Go Wrong:-

. Electrex are in GB, although ... http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/734842/re-arghh-no-lights#Post734842;

. Tri-Spark and Pazon have faultless customer service ... from Australia and New Zealand respectively;

. if Vape do customer service for Wassell, Vape are in Czechoslovakia;

. John Healy is authorised by Bransden to test, repair and do warranty replacements, John is in Massachusetts ...

Hth.

Regards,

Re: Aftermarket electrics? [Re: rocketscientist] #741549
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I'm not aware of any thread comparing EI systems, however personally I have had good experience with both Boyer MK3 and Pazon Surefire systems.

Whichever system you choose, its essential that the charging system, ignition wiring, coils and HT leads etc.are all in good condition, ideally new. It's all too easy to fit a new EI system and have problems later on because of faulty installation, bad wiring or other issues.


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