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Heard good things so going to ask Santa for one of these. I see V-Twin or Sifton available on flea bay, are these OK or can anyone recommend a better one?
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www.morrismagneto.com Harry their clear cap as a small engraved Lightning Bolt On Top,and its a quality piece
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Thanks, I’ll take your advice. Good to see you on here again, just about finished that clutch job you talked me into (and thanks, it needed the work)!
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Yes, I would go Morris too.
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really can not say much about them for your application but on the automotive side, i would say it is mostly about show.
reason:
the distributor is not a sealed unit and with all the electrical going on inside, creates quite a bit of ozone which long term does not bode well with most plastics unless they have inhibitors added. on the outside, you have the harsh elements of the road and things that could possibly get on it like oil and gasoline, does not have to be in liquid form.
that said, i do not know how long they would last, just had friends that had them on bow tie engines. you do have one extra thing going on they do not, sunlight, look at plastic head lamps.
but hey, go for it, you never know and you got something to talk about for awhile.
for extra bling, you could light the inside up with a color led, even get one that is multi-colored! if so, post a jpeg for sure!
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Heard good things so going to ask Santa for one of these. I see V-Twin or Sifton available on flea bay, are these OK or can anyone recommend a better one?

Since 2001 V-Twin has owned the Sifton name. FWIW, New Sifton ≠ Old Sifton.


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Personally, I would go with the Morris item. To me, the clear cap is more of a bling item and I'd go with the original-looking Bakelite cap. However, Blowupster found the clear cap handy when he lost his mag drive gear - instant diagnosis.


It's damn-near a once in a lifetime purchase...
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Since 2001 V-Twin has owned the Sifton name. FWIW, New Sifton ≠ Old Sifton.


http://xlforum.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1695830


Personally, I would go with the Morris item. To me, the clear cap is more of a bling item and I'd go with the original-looking Bakelite cap. However, Blowupster found the clear cap handy when he lost his mag drive gear - instant diagnosis.


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Thanks, yes it was Blowupster’s experience that made me think it would be a good investment - until I get to know the bike I think it would be reassuring to see that everything is well in there without having to take it apart. Then sell it to someone who wants some bling and put the original back on!

Since I’m ordering from Morris, I was thinking of getting a spare set of points - anything else worth having on the shelf?
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Maybe a condensor: http://xlforum.net/forums/showpost.p...1&postcount=50

I'd put a FM coil in it, if someone has replaced it with aftermarket: http://xlforum.net/forums/showpost.p...1&postcount=50

Ebay may be a source for the original parts as well as Morris.
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how deep are santa's pockets? https://shop.morrismagneto.com/products/p16 rare earth magnets.these are in my Morris magneto.
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I run an Enfield Racing cap. Wins hands down. It's $50, they sell stock type as well for $38. Ask Santa for the Race type one. Positively holds the leads in.

http://www.enfieldracing.com/page/28563-Magneto-Caps
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