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bruak
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Flh magneto woe's

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Post by bruak » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:56 am

Hello:
I bought a hunt mag for my 64 , after installing it during mock-up I noticed it hits the relay boss . I haven't run a mag on a pan yet ,
I really don't wanna cut the relay boss , or is there another way to do this ?
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Bruce Thompson



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Re: Flh magneto woe's

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Post by Bosheff » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:04 am

Why do ya think the aftermarket supplies those relay bosses? They got hacked off by guys wantin to run mags. There was a point in time when cuttin and grindin em down didn't mean a whole lot to some people....bosheff

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Re: Flh magneto woe's

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Post by pan620 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:21 pm

Please dont cut it off......... you wont like the mag anyway!!

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Re: Flh magneto woe's

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Post by Bosheff » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:33 pm

Pan620 is givin ya the straight skinnie....bosheff

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Re: Flh magneto woe's

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Post by bruak » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:29 am

pan620 wrote:Please dont cut it off......... you wont like the mag anyway!!
Thanks , I won't cut anything , I have the distributor and will use that . I can always trade off the magneto
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Re: Flh magneto woe's

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Post by old1955 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:27 am

G'day,

I too say, Don't Cut Nothing!!!.

But also investigate the the problem closer.
I have solved this problem once, with a Joe hunt magneto it was a long time back!

You may be able to move the magneto around a little to clear the boss, by lifting it up and
moving the maggy one or two teeth on the timer/magneto post, also check that where the maggy is bolted
to its post it has a hex drive, move it, you may be able to unbolt it there and move it around to another hex, or
moving the head to another location this may give a little more room, with a combination of the two you might
get what you want. But your magneto will look out to the right of the bike, not point toward the front,
but who cares, you haven't cut anything and you can go back to stock any time you like.
Make sure your maggy has a good spark before installing it, or you maybe kicking your heart out
with no results. IF it hasn't, the magnets/coil need re-exciting. Good timing and good spark can kill all the
magneto woes.

Good luck!

Pete

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