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Ignition Points & 6V battery

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Post by Scrap » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:58 pm

I have seen a good bit of info on this when I search the site, but with so many products disappearing or being made cheaper, I would like to know who is happy with the ignition points available for a 57 FL. Did you get them recently? The "genuine HD" set I just received from the HD dealer does not thrill me. The arm is wimpy and I have to tweak the spring to get the points to line up. While I'm at it, any luck recently with the "genuine HD" 6 volt battery available from Harley?



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Re: Ignition Points & 6V battery

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Post by nmaineron » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:23 am

I have used Chevy points with good luck.

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Re: Ignition Points & 6V battery

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Post by Scrap » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:52 am

nmaineron wrote:I have used Chevy points with good luck.
Tried Bluestreak/SMP model: DR2227-P based on their being listed for a 57 6 cyl. chevy. Looked like they were well made with a felt wiper but the bore was too small for the shaft. The HD points will work, I'm sure. I can get the points to line up but i was hoping to find something a bit better. What brand are you using?

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Re: Ignition Points & 6V battery

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Post by km-eek » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:07 am

Regarding the 6v battery: I've given up on the "genuine" battery and use a 6v scooter battery that costs about $12 (4J181). I use the styofoam in the package as a spacer in the battery holder. As long as I change it out every other year there are no problems.
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Post by 58flh » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:22 pm

DID you try the ECHLIN POINTS from NAPA auto-parts!--Just ask for any 6-cyl chevy points!--They should fit no problems!--Im surprised you had trouble with the B-Streaks!--You will like the Echlins, they have the point matierial on the set more of it!,& they are larger in Diameter!--The spring press. is 22oz-pull!--So no worries on pointbounce if you ride in Hi-RPMs!-Get the COND. to -another quality piece!---RICHIE--Oh yea the arm is not wimpy like the stock HD ones!-way better! :!:

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Post by pan620 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:52 pm

I have tried the genuine H-D battery's, they last good if you take care of them, but all of them leak at the terminals causing a mess. Iam done with them.

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Re: Ignition Points & 6V battery

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Post by Scrap » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:28 pm

pan620 wrote:I have tried the genuine H-D battery's, they last good if you take care of them, but all of them leak at the terminals causing a mess. Iam done with them.
What are planning on using next?

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Re: Ignition Points & 6V battery

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Post by Scrap » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:32 pm

58flh wrote:DID you try the ECHLIN POINTS from NAPA auto-parts!--Just ask for any 6-cyl chevy points!--They should fit no problems!--Im surprised you had trouble with the B-Streaks!--You will like the Echlins, they have the point matierial on the set more of it!,& they are larger in Diameter!--The spring press. is 22oz-pull!--So no worries on pointbounce if you ride in Hi-RPMs!-Get the COND. to -another quality piece!---RICHIE--Oh yea the arm is not wimpy like the stock HD ones!-way better! :!:
The NAPA dealer stocks them, and I will get a set. I had heard the Bluestreak were a good choice but they didn't fit.
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