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Way back in 2002 or 2003 I decided to fit the new electronic magneto. The reason was less moving parts and wear and tear. In 2010 I had a coil failure and limped home about 5 miles to the rally HQ in Qld on my Rapide. The wonderful Greg Brisllus came to the rescue with a new coil and I had a great rally. Fast forward to 2020. The Rapide has been having a real hit and miss with starting; nothing to do with the great garage catastrophe. Finally I decided to replace the other original coil. First kick and she fired up. I stopped the engine and kicked a lazy kick and away she went again. After a couple of minutes on a fast idle it settled to a regular heart-beat. The question is, how many people are still using the original coils and complaining about a hard start or otherwise? Do the coils degrade from start cycles or just the hours they are working? This is about preventative maintenance and I think I should have replaced that coil two years ago. Opinions?