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norton 850Wed Feb-21-07 08:24 PM
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Hi, I just aquired a 1974-75 Norton 850 w/electric start. I don't have a manual yet and am trying to locate the ignition condensers. Can anyone help me with the location?

Thanks

Vic

  

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dynodaveSat Feb-24-07 07:33 AM
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The ignition capacitors (old term condensers) are under a little rubber covered cap in front of the coils.
Any MKIII E-start is considered a MY (model year) 75 even though they were released late 74.

  

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norton 850Mon Feb-26-07 09:11 PM
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Thanks I'll take a look there tomorrow

Vic

  

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colin_mckellarMon Jun-09-08 08:24 AM
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There is another large capacitor on a large spring beside the battery. I believe that all capacitors are redundant if you use electronic ignition.

  

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dynodaveSun Sep-07-08 07:57 AM
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The blue thing on a spring is an efficieny aid. It's contribution is in fact small but it is not not useless.
Dave
38 years in high power electronics.....

>There is another large capacitor on a large spring beside the
>battery. I believe that all capacitors are redundant if you
>use electronic ignition.

  

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