Easily among the most forgotten performance enhancement today is your motorcycle’s ignition system. Adding additional performance parts can sometimes be a waste of time and effort if your motorcycle’s ignition system isn’t upgraded. Today, we’re going to start off with a brief history of Harley-Davidson’s ignition systems, and then we’ll talk about some alternatives.
Mother Harley has utilized a variety of ignitions over the years. In the early days (prior to 1979) a points and condenser system with some type of advance was used. Before 1965, advancing and retarding the ignition was a manual thing, controlled by the left handgrip. Many an unsuspecting soul was pitched over the handlebars attempting … Continue Reading