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    tzienlee.... I like that advance/retard setup you did. and that mag looks pretty trick
    as well, but it looks like the carb needs to be pulled in order to access the points?

    Dustydave.... I think the M5 morris is an impulse coupled mag, & I'm pretty sure it
    runs counter clockwise so that cap mounted retard unit doesn't look like it will work.

    I just sold my G5 mag about 2 months ago after a 10 year run. It was a love-hate
    relationship for sure.... Hated the brutal engine kick backs, broken kick pedals, busted
    up shin bones, even a sheared woodruff key on the kicker shaft!
    But One time my battery croaked out in the remote nevada desert on a
    smoking hot day, And the magneto got me home. although I did have to ride without
    lights for about 50 miles at night & that sucked! Mags have their positives and negatives,
    so one has to weigh the trade offs.

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    Revelator...
    that was my older 1975 Lectron carb, I changed it last September for a new generation Lectron which makes it easier to get the mag cap off as it has a differant float bowl & fits closer to the motor as well, so no problems getting at the points now,
    plus I fitted a brand new Morris magneto with the rare earth magnets, and it gives an even better spark that the Fairbanks Morse i had on it....
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    Is that lectron worth the money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimino289 View Post
    Is that lectron worth the money?
    In my opinion yes, the power delivery all through the rev range is great,
    Idle is better than I have had on any other carb,
    no hickups or spitting back,
    makes the bike very easy to start as it has a propper choke not just an enrichment device like many Harley carbs,
    Hi quality & good people to deal with,
    I got my new one about a year ago I guess & from the box I haven't had to even alter the tick over....
    they build each one for your needs, not a mass produced hunk of junk & from the day I ordered it, it took 6 days to get to me & I'm in England !!!...
    I even got a phone call from them a couple of weeks later asking how I liked it ! you don't get that sort of service in many places these days..
    Yes they are not cheap, but I do think they are well worth it...
    I have never been a fan of S&S boat anchor carbs, even Mikunis are better than S&S, I know some love them but Lectrons beat them hands down,
    they are starting to get some great reviews as well now they have taken off........
    My baby Brother got one on his enduro over in PA after i put him onto them & he thinks they are the best carb on dirt diggers etc..
    get ya folding out & get one, you won't be dissapointed...
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    At 800 it’s a little steep for a carb. I’ve never had a problem out of an S&S carb. I did have a CV carb that wasn’t worth a shit. I’ve seen the videos done by shadetree surgeon and I was quite impressed. I may run one on the 74 idk.

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    this is my shovel last year, the day I first run it with the new lectron,
    when my buddy pulls up, I am about to set the idle down a tad, but then he remembered to retard the mag and the tick over is perfect,
    I have never had to touch it since fitting. as the bike was being run in he didn't give it a handfull of throttle but I assure you that now it goes like hot snot as we say here
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zapYrI8o4Y8

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    That thing is killer!

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    thanks fella, much appreciated...

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    Eye Candy ... ^^

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    Drag you say those Morris mags are quite easy to set up? How much time do you say it would take?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimino289 View Post
    Drag you say those Morris mags are quite easy to set up? How much time do you say it would take?

    The gen motors are super easy cause there is no need to mess with the cam cover or lifters/blocks ..
    A couple of hours will be spent on the cone motors ..

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    Got it. I was looking at the instructions on their website and it looked like if you were proficient with the process it may take a couple hours. It'll probably be an all day thing with me going at it.

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    Jump in and get your feet wet ...

    If ya run up on something that ya don't understand stop and ask for some advice ... Plenty of Gray Breads on this site that has been there and done that will offer to help ya.

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    I always appreciate yall steering me the right way

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70fatster View Post
    Probably part of why my knee is shot and I now have electric. Still has the first points and condensor I put in it.

    Here's a terrible picture from the knee-breaking handlebar flip days.
    5420
    Heh, 'Sportster knee' was a real thing that the younger crowd has no idea about. Nice bike!

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    Still have it. The bad knee and the bike!
    Something I forgot to mention is it can be real hard for someone who is about 165 pounds to start the bike when it's cold. Anything below about 60 degrees I had to really consider how bad I wanted to ride it.
    That oil gets thick and it is noticeable. One time I rode to the drag races on a Friday night and partied out until it was about 55 out, thought that bitch would never start! Ever ride 20 miles in 55 degrees in a t-shirt sweat soaked from starting your bike for ten minutes? What an idiot! Live and learn.

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    My dad had a 1965 Electra Glide and was outside a bar one night in the 1980s and this guy with a sportster was like hey man can you kick my bike. Dude was soaked to the bone just as you described. My dad looked at his bike saw it was a sportster and was like nope.

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    It was alright when I lived in Virginia, just be sure to park at the top of a hill!
    Second gear jump start, tire chirp and away you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70fatster View Post
    Still have it. The bad knee and the bike!
    Something I forgot to mention is it can be real hard for someone who is about 165 pounds to start the bike when it's cold. Anything below about 60 degrees I had to really consider how bad I wanted to ride it.
    That oil gets thick and it is noticeable. One time I rode to the drag races on a Friday night and partied out until it was about 55 out, thought that bitch would never start! Ever ride 20 miles in 55 degrees in a t-shirt sweat soaked from starting your bike for ten minutes? What an idiot! Live and learn.
    Ha! 50w and 60w SUCK when you're kicking cold!

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