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#825374 10/02/2020 12:11 AM
by tommy
Ive been running my 1968 triumph 650 with a a podtronics capacitor (no battery ) with 4 ohm dual output coil and points. From my understanding this will cause a wasted spark system. Bike starts and runs pretty good. A bit on the rich side, especially with lower throttle position

Ive been doing some research but i cant seem to get a good answer. Some say you should not run dual output with points while others say its ok. Im just trying to understand if my setup needs tweaking or it is ok as is. Like larger points gap etc...
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by NickL
There are several different ways of doing this but as long as the timing is correct
on both cylinders it's fine. The wasted spark is fine, most electronic setups operate
that way. With a normal double ended coil you have to modify the points plate but
i assume you are using a harly type twin coil with the split primary winding rather
than just a 2 wire primary.
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