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Technical (topic titles must be descriptive) => Lucas, Ignition, Charging, Electrical => Topic started by: hdawson on 20.08. 2018 10:10

Title: which is the best electronic ignition?
Post by: hdawson on 20.08. 2018 10:10
Hi All.
Just wanting some feedback on the different types of electronic ignition members have used and the pros and cons of each.
I have been considering Pazon, Boyer, Tri spark and  Thor spark.
At the moment I leaning towards the Pazon kit.
Any comments would be welcome.
Cheers,
Hadrian.
Title: Re: which is the best electronic ignition?
Post by: muskrat on 20.08. 2018 10:45
G'day Hadrian.
Got Boyer on both mine. Never a problem, set and forget. I've had 1 black box die in 25 years.
I'd like to try the Pazzon.
Cheers
Title: Re: which is the best electronic ignition?
Post by: Triton Thrasher on 20.08. 2018 12:02
Only done about 1000 miles, but the low priced Wassell system seems to work ok with me.  More robustly constructed than most others.
Title: Re: which is the best electronic ignition?
Post by: bsa-bill on 20.08. 2018 13:43
Could be wrong but think Pazon will work at a little bit less voltage than others, works great on my bike, the only downside as with all of them I think is do remember they need a battery so when you stop switch off the lights, switch off the unit (my memory DOH)
Title: Re: which is the best electronic ignition?
Post by: morris on 20.08. 2018 22:08
Good report on the Pazon here. Got a kit from Goffy on the SA that came with a small Emgo twin coil. Never let me down.
The coils (waste spark) however take a big chunk out of the electric supply so that needs to be kept in good order to cope.
I run the bike permanently on a 10w halogen pilot bulb and a led tail/stop light. Battery voltage stays on 12.5 volts that way.
Never measured the exact amount that the ignition system consumes but my estimation/experience is that it must be close to 30 Watts.
Also don’t let the battery voltage drop below 10V or it starts to misfire at low revs and when trying to start then it has a nastier kickback than a Goldstar 500 on full advance.  *eek*
Title: Re: which is the best electronic ignition?
Post by: hdawson on 20.08. 2018 22:15
Thanks for the replies.
I just found this question was asked last year so apologies for the double up.
Now I'm interested in the BTH mag. Mainly because it needs no battery input.
Although the most expensive option they look great