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I recently bought a V50III which needs a bit of attention having stood for several years. I found that the points are just about worn out - does anyone have a list of equivalent parts that will fit? The points on the V50/3 are a pain in the posterior to set and are prone to getting wet and stop working entirely. If you can find a Dyna S electronic ignition get it and you won't regret it for a second,,,

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3rd -- Tighten and recheck --Tighten all screws and recheck timing with strobe light.

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