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Re: Pertronix 6 volt , any good?

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Posted by rocnroll on June 13, 2005 at 09:06:58:

In Reply to: Posted by on June 12, 2005 at 11:32:10:

The way I understand the setup I'm not sure it's a problem that CAN be worked out, more just one of those 'nature of the beast' kind of dilemas.

I've never dealt with the Pertronix kit but in the recent past had converted an old British bike to electronic ignition of similar design. The kit was a 12volt kit of course, but the way it was designed it HAD to have at least 9volts to operate. I'm sure that's what they are referring to with the Pertronix. I wouldn't know how much a 6volt kit would need to operate but if the battery got weak then 'no start'. So that's all it amounts to is if you commit to electronic ignition, you also commit to making sure the electrical system is 'up to par'to keep up with it. You just have to weight the pros and cons like the magazine did....it's not an actual product manufacturing flaw, it's just the way it has to be (until of course, somebody comes up with something so efficient that it takes hardly no voltage to run)

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