Yeah, SCR was a recent project. I’ve turned it into a long-distance trials machine. Sections are mild compared to ‘day’ trials but with a number of mods, competitive and the only reliability issue is when there’s a major dousing of the ignition electrics - it can cut out. This is only an issue when it’s p*****g down or going through deep-ish water.
Yes, electronic ignition is fine. The club is called the Motor Cycling Club and there are classes for bikes, three-wheelers and cars - of various descriptions. So far as bikes are concerned, the technical limitations are very few. You have to use permitted tyres - which pretty much boils down to trials tyres, though not exclusively as you can use road tyres and get some free ‘foots’. Because there’s a lot of road miles, typically around 250, you need something with a decent sized fuel tank and it has to be road legal. And as some of the sections are overnight you need lights!
My SCR is converted to 12v and runs a modified Boyer Bransden ignition, though I see Electrex are marketing an uprated alternator which has the option of electronic ignition. Probably going to be sold for around £250 to £300, I think.
True. My previous single was a 250 that I used for circuit racing back in the 80s (it too started life as a SCR!) and I ran a Lucas RITA system on that. Never had a problem, though. My last experience of points was when the other half and I were going to the TT and she had to use a MZ (long story). We were late and the poor thing ended-up being caned. It conked-out in Lancaster on the way to Heysham when the points had closed up through wear! After re-setting the gap (and then the timing) we got going again only to arive with the ferry sailing out of view!