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Problem with 1980 showerhead is after about ten miles bike just dies still has power to coil lights and accessorys turn key off and on bike backfires and starts up could it be ignition have dyna s ignition in it
 

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Similar problem with bro's bike. Ended up being a fuel problem. Tank filter clogged. Go down the road and it die. Would start back up, ride back to garage and curse his ignition. It was a shovelhead.
 

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You can test the ignition.
Start with a cold engine. Remove the ignition cover. Use a heat gun to warm the ignition module with the engine idling. If the engine dies the ignition is most likely the culprit.
Careful to not melt the ignition module.
 
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