I have 8 magnetos and they all work - and that's 8 batteries I don't need. I built about all of them from separate parts here and there . . . I use original Fairbanks-Morse parts and Joe Hunt products too. I like Joe Hunt since you can call and talk to a tech guy, get parts direct - and their stuff is decent quality. I really like their billet top bearing plate. If you get one, have them install the top bearing for you. This plate has a stronger boss and better screws for fastening the condenser, points, etc. They have good plug wires. I use Morris Magneto parts too. The Morris M5 is a great system for shovelheads. Dave at Morris is always very helpful - and he knows more about magnetos than anybody I know. Don't let a naysayer stop you from running a magneto on your old bike - once you get it going, and have a basic understanding of how they work, you'll be very happy with one, or two, or . . .
Posted by Noot