Just like the topic says. I'm attempting to swap out the condenser on my '78 Garelli Really Sport and when I popped off the magneto I noticed there is no condenser. The spot is empty, so the previous owner(s) or whoever worked on this area last just took the cables that connect from condenser to ignition ground and just capped them off with some rubber.
Now, I have put a lot of work into the bike so far - replaced the brake light resistor, cleaned and dialed in the carb, removed exhaust and cleaned the living hell out of it, etc.
It starts up perfectly, idles fantastically, mobs 30mph on flat ground.
I'm replacing the condenser because after riding for about 1 mile or 2, the engine gets hot and the bike shuts off. I've been reading around on countless forums and been in contact with Shaun from Myrons Mopeds in San Bernardino - a freaking moped guru if I do say so myself - and he has suggested swapping the old condenser out with a new one.
A cheap part and not too difficult to do. Problem is there was never a condenser in this thing.
So now I'm wondering what the hell is up with this? Anyone know if removing a condenser and then capping the ignition ground wires would be a solution or just the result of someone being lazy?
I want to get some insight on this before I start soldering the new one in and messing with the wires.
I threw some pics down with this post to give visual representation.