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from points to electronic ignition

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jasonsblue81, Jun 23, 2022.

  1. Jasonsblue81

    Jasonsblue81 colorado Kid

    Heys guys, sorry. brain not workng well, getting over covid.. I had a 1978 xs 400. back in the day. points were a pain but reliable. How reliable is the ignition system on my 1981 special 2 ?? Were they still working out bugs?? What was first year of no points. how hard is it to find replacement parts now if ever needed??? when i found my 81, it had been stored inside for its whole life. Thanks
     
  2. Jasonsblue81

    Jasonsblue81 colorado Kid

  3. flea

    flea XS400 Member

    WOW nice find , how come i can never find bikes in that cond , as far as the ign goes cant tell you as mine had points but if the same as the xs650 should be reliable , should be easy resto or to put back on the rd
     
  4. Jasonsblue81

    Jasonsblue81 colorado Kid

    believe me. When i sold my 78, I never thought I would ever find another xs400. i dont know if you believe in miracles, but , me finding this bike was not my doing. It literally appeared , and everything fell into place to get it.. have to tell you the story sometime.. still hard to believe.
     
  5. Jasonsblue81

    Jasonsblue81 colorado Kid

    Hey flea. what bikes you got now on the road.??
     
  6. flea

    flea XS400 Member

    lol on the rd is another story . canam spyder , xs650 on the rd , a few future on the rds including a 1978 xs250 for which have a 400 motor laying around
     
  7. Jasonsblue81

    Jasonsblue81 colorado Kid

    oh ok. xs250 be cool. dont see those much. took a 90 mile trip with my 400 yesterday. fun bike to ride for sure. have much more to do for maintenance on it , but hell. its reliable right now, so i am happy with it..
     

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