Terry ... we need more info regards your question on plug gaps using a Boyer
ignition. The Boyer [email protected]
and Micro Digital are 'dwell' type systems that merely replace the points and advance pieces with electrical switching of the battery voltage to the coil. The primary of the coil will never see more than a 12v input. So ... the output voltage to the plugs will be determined by the coil design, the same as supplied with a points ignition.
However the Boyer
Micro Power ignition using the dedicated 'pulse' coils will supply a much higher voltage allowing wider plug gaps for improved engine performance. BTW these are the same coils as used on the Hinkley Triumph. hmmmm.
Wide plug gaps are a 'good thing' for improved power and efficency in any/all engines. This is of particular importance with lean fuel mixtures for best mileage.
But the advantage for us is to allow good combustion of our often times marginal correct mixture with our ummm ... crude carbs on our olde BI high performance engines.
You don't suppose Every manufacturer of All engines in the last 20-30 years use a more expensive high performance electronic ignition just 'for fun' do you? No.. These ignitions allow a wider spark plug gap and of course more precise timing.
I believe you will find the limitations of an excessively wide plug gap will be possible coil damage due to internal arc over in the HV windings and of course miss fires due to inadequate coil voltage. All coils are Not created equal!
I find it 'a stretch' that a excessive wide plug gap could possibly cause any damage to the ignition 'box'. hmmm
A 'pulse' type ignition such as the Boyer
Micro Power, allows 35-40 thou plug gap even in a 11-12:1 compresh engine. These are a huge improvement over the older 'dwell' type ignition systems. These modern ignitions also have the advantage of delivering nearly full voltage to the plug vs the slow 'ramp up' of the HV applied to the plug, for improved firing under less than optimum conditions.
I'm anxious to hear more about the digital Pazon ignitions. They sure 'read good'. BTW, I've signed up for the Pazon newsletter. The first chapter I recieived explained and compared the trigger systems of the Boyer
I notice Pazon uses a 'Hall Effect' trigger in some models which is surely a big improvement on the basic magnetic trigger supplied by Boyer
However the 'Crank Triggered' Boyer
Micro Power as we and many others use on race engines, also uses a modern type 'reluctor' trigger pick up. I'm anxious to adapt one to a road bike engine. hmmm ..