|If you have chosen a Hunt or Morris Magneto Ignition for your scooter, then you have made an outstanding choice! If
Magnetos were good enough to use on WWII short range fighter aircraft, then they are a wise choice for your
motorcycle, especially if you are running a kick only, no battery, foot clutch, suicide shift set up like we do on nearly
all of our bikes here at Lillian Rose Choppers. Probably less than 1% of all motorcycle riders use this type of set up.
Lots of airplane motors use them though!
When using a Magneto with no battery, you MUST also use a 'NO BATTERY' regulator with a capacitor if you expect
to have lights. The only company who makes this special regulator is CYCLE ELECTRIC (part number CE-22ANB).
This is a 22amp no battery regulator. The reason you cannot use a standard regulator is because a standard
regulator requires a 12 volt battery signal to tell it to turn on and put out juice. You don't need it for the bike to run,
but you do need it for your lights to turn on. In theory, you can use a standard regulator and start the bike. There will
not be any lights. You can touch 12 volt battery leads to the capacitor and your lights will turn on and stay on while
the bike is running. You just told your regulator to turn on with the 12 volt current. NO BATTERY regulators are fluid
and do not require any 12 volt Jolt! So you will always have lights when the bike is running. Your capacitor holds
enough charge during operation to keep your lights from dimming too much or flickering. A 22amp system is all you
need for the standard Shovel, Pan, or Evo with a headlight and tail light. Don't tell me you have a stereo system and
FX lights under your tank!!! If you do, then get the Hell off this website.
What is the difference between a Hunt Magneto and Morris Magneto? Is one better than the other? They are both
fine top quality units. The Hunt cam gear is a heavy duty gear assembly and has a removable cam lock roll pin. I use
both Hunt and Morris, but I like to use the Hunt cam gear on both units. The gears are interchangeable. The Morris
Mag has a nice cam gear and uses a solid steel cam lock pin. If the Morris cam lock pin breaks or recesses into the
gear, your fucked! You can drill the Morris cam gear all the way through and replace the solid pin with a removable
roll pin. The Morris cam gear is built in two sections. The Morris Mag is a bit lighter than the Hunt and does not have
such a tall profile. This is personal preference! Both throw a hot spark and will knock you on your ass! The Morris
mag uses a solid and full rare earth magnet which is most excellent! One nice thing about the HUNT magneto is the
Mag head adjustment. It has much more range than the Morris and is easier to time due to only having one set screw
for the Mag head adjustment. The Morris uses two nuts to secure the Mag head to the gear case housing and a
Teflon gasket between the mag head and cam cover. That gasket sticks over time and makes it difficult to adjust the
mag head without tearing the gasket. Then you have to pull the mag head, replace the gasket, and re-static time the
unit. Kind of a pain, but pretty minor! This is not an issue with the Hunt mag. In my humble opinion, the Morris has
a better profile as far as looks, but there again, personal preference!
I like the Hunt because it is a couple hundred bucks less than the Morris, and I am on a tight budget. Either Mag is
fine! I sell both of them and I only sell items I use!
Make absolutely sure you only use non resistor style spark plugs and solid core (or stranded solid core) spark plug
wires with a Magneto.
Lillian Rose Choppers sells Morris and Hunt Magnetos and accessories. I am no longer a Cycle Electric dealer so
you go to Mike at OLD STF to purchase the Cycle Electric 'NO BATTERY' regulators, capacitors, and generators.
The full Cycle Electric charging system is available by special order. Cycle Electric builds the finest U.S.A. made
regulators on the planet. They are a small operation and I encourage you to purchase their products. They are the
last of a dying American breed of quality manufacture and we need them to stay in the business!!
Know this,,,,YOU cannot use a Cycle Electric 'No Battery' regulator with your standard 12 volt battery operated
system. This is per the Techs at Cycle Electric. You also CANNOT order directly from Cycle Electric, so click on the
OLD-STF logo below and contact Mike for your ignition system needs! May as well order everything from Mike
because he has the best prices and working knowledge of everything he fabricates, builds, and sells!
You can e-mail me with any questions.
|Technical Information for MAGNETOS and Oil
|Contact Mike for any
Cycle Electric parts order.
You cannot order directly
from Cycle Electric.