vespa points arcing / condensor...what else?

Hey Moped Millitants

I've been fighting Vespa ghosts and think I finally cornered the bitch. I looked in the peep hole while engine is running and my points are doing some type of firework show(spark is visible, jumpy, and inconsistent). I can throw on a different condenser..I've got some new points laying around here too. Before I start the basics:

What's the other causes for arcing points?

Re: vespa points arcing / condensor...what else?

Dirty30 Dillon /

Usually always condenser, and it's worth putting the points outside the cover/inline so they're easier to change and don't see as much heat.

Re: vespa points arcing / condensor...what else?

The points outside

Re: vespa points arcing / condensor...what else?

Dirty30 Dillon /

My bad, condenser

Re: vespa points arcing / condensor...what else?

Darrell Gabbard /

points get dirty from arching and need to be cleaned with a file and a bad spark plug/ plug wire can cause arching too. and make sure all ignition grounds are clean. plus there will always be arching at the points.

Re: vespa points arcing / condensor...what else?

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Re: vespa points arcing / condensor...what else?

If everything ls perfect and while it's running you peek in the window...what should you see? Steady spark, no visable spark, or non rhythmic? My problem was a bad igni coil.

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