this is bad isn't it?? that's what a condenser is for, to stop it from sparking at the points and ruining them. well i got a brand new condenser all wired up fine and it still does it. The points eventually get bad and the engine loses idle, i have to pedal start it at every stop sign, and it eventually quits altogether. then i file and sand the points real good, engine works fine, for a while, then same thing all over again. I jsut got my new points from the dealer, put them in and it's the same. only a matter of time before they're garbage too. how do you stop this, can you put a bunch of condensers wired parallel until theere's enough capacitance it doesn't spark anymore? how many farads on average is a condenser? if i knew, i could get a bunch of capacitors from radio shack instead of shelling out for what a condenser costs.