im a chopper guy thru and thru.
had a 78 xlch with a mag and no battery forever - till it jumped time and i about killed myself trying to figure it out. put in points / battery / regulator / new carb / new wiring / never ran right after the mag bearings went bad and jumped time tho....
was such a beast when it ran good - i miss it and am glad to get rid of it at the same time lol it ran poorly more often than not
lotts of crap done the "old school" way on it that id rather have modern convenience..... like a front break would of been nice