jakejoseph, You don't say if you're running electronic ignition or not (unless you've mentioned it in another thread ?)
I don't run E.I., but I do run batteryless and have no complaints whatsoever. A Mity Max battery
eliminator replaces the zener diode, regulator/rectifier & battery
. As Melbourne Metisse mentioned, there's no battery
maintainence to deal with. I do happen to run my chop as a daily runner & as long as your rotor/stator are in good shape, the flickering light syndrome is much less apparent.
You could also run a tympanium instead of a Mity Max, the only difference being that you'd have to run a capacitor as well.