Afternoon everyone. I've recently picked up an old R90/6, which runs great once it's started. The thing seems to drag down the battery considerably using the electronic ignition. I've been chasing various threads across the internets, just doing regular old research and have learned quite a lot about how the ignitions/charging systems work on these old things. Hell, that's why I picked the thing up, i really want to learn the stuff.
So, after a weekend of basically just doing research, i'm thinking that, because my riding is city-riding, that i'm just not getting the rpms up high enough to really recharge the battery, which is kind of leading me down the path of possibly grabbing one of those Omega 450 systems, which would hopefully go a long ways towards my charging woes.
The second issue seems that the electronic ignition (brand is Martek) just really seems to lug the engine turnover and i'm thinking, after googling the brand, that it just may be kind of a piece of junk.
A little history on the bike - it was a daily rider for a friend until about three years ago, and has sat in the garage since. After a new battery, new gas, new oil etc, it fired up on the first push of the button, though it didnt whip the engine around, just kind of rolled it a couple times and the bike started.
I'm still just looking around for possible solutions, but the bike is almost 40 and replacing those two things seem like they may do the trick.
Anyone have any thoughts...
Also, one other really dumb question - if a bike has an electronic ignition - does it not use the points anymore? I hear of people going back and forth between the two and i dont quite follow.