Ok, here is my story.
I had skipped Roebling because I didn't want to be wet and cold. Got to Kershaw and it was wet and cold.
It was ok, because based to my past experience freezing in my fiberglass trailer, I bought a Wolf Pup toyhauler. It was
nice having somewhere to go to get out of the elements.
Also, my son Matt, who usually comes along with me, got a real job (not working for me) and has limited vacation time. He stayed home and I
brought local fellow AHRMA racer Bucky Sexton along with me.
Practice on Friday was cold. I started out slow in the first session and built from there. Bike was running good.
Sometime in the third practice session the bike cut out and I glided off the track in turn 6. When I stopped, I looked down and saw flames coming out of my primary cover (it's open, dry clutch). I got of the bike, flipped up the visor and started to blow out the flames. Nothing was happening. I took of my helmet and was able to put the flames out.
Trailer came and took me back to the paddock. As I looked at my second melted Electrex ignition I figured I was done for the weekend.
I popped over to Adam Cramer's to tell him what happened. He dug around in his stuff. Usually he has some spare electronic ignitions, but this time all he had was a rough looking points plate, rotor, and one coil. I popped by Mike Baker's set up and he had an extra coil. I had what I needed but I was not looking forward to working in the cold and eventually dark to install points that did not look good.
More to research a permanent solution than a temporary one, I popped over to Hall Brothers to see what they recommended. Jake pulled out a box that he said he didn't normally bring and pulled at a Pazon ignition. He said "give it a try".
My pit mate Bucky, Mike Shumaker, and I removed the Electrex and installed the Pazon. Took it over for Jake to inspect. He timed it, said it had spark and sent me back to fire it up. We put it on the rollers and fired it up. I was back in business!
I missed the first practice on Saturday because I was still buttoning things up and I was in no hurry to get out there with the temperature at 34 degrees.
Got out for the second session and the bike ran better than ever.
After the long wait for Race 9, I had a decent start. During the last lap the bike cut out again. This time when I got back, it turned out that my loaner battery
was had a bad cell and dropped to 10v. Late night trip to Walmart and I was able to pick up a new battery
I was able to complete Sunday's race with a strong running bike. Now I need to pick up 20 seconds a lap to be competitive.
I'm still getting used to going from a Honda 175 to the Triumph. All of the support from the guys in the class is appreciated!