Starting a project and need input on magnetos

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Starting a project and need input on magnetos

Postby Loginrc » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:17 pm

I work with Panhead City in Rome Ga. As the name implies, we do a lot of Harley Panhead restoration as well as most Old Harley big twins. 2 stroke single cylinders are a mystery though!. I bought a guys old storage parts and found a 1952 hummer frame and front forks. Also pretty much all of a 165cc motor. Not sure I can get the piston to move!
Plan is to build a "pit" bike to carry around on RV. Believe me this pile of parts is not restoration quality.
First question is about living with a magneto on these bikes. On the big bikes they are a pain but on the 165 I will not be running lights so the question about running magneto has come up to keep weight down. Any thoughts?
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Re: Starting a project and need input on magnetos

Postby Mutt » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:04 pm

what year is the 165 motor?

Magnetos rock. Put them on every non stock (and some stock) 45's and Panheads. Where in the cylinder is the top of the piston?
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Re: Starting a project and need input on magnetos

Postby Loginrc » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:16 pm

Mutt. You got more was than me if you loved them on Pans! Never got them to go first kick and you had to have bike tuned like a fiddle. Lot less compression on 165 so think I'll go that route...
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Re: Starting a project and need input on magnetos

Postby Mutt » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:36 pm

what year is your 165 motor?
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Re: Starting a project and need input on magnetos

Postby Roadking » Fri May 10, 2019 12:17 pm

Hey there I’m having a problem with my super 10 with no spark? Where do I post a new question?
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Re: Starting a project and need input on magnetos

Postby Mutt » Fri May 10, 2019 1:04 pm

right here. What have ya tried so far?
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