Originally Posted by supershaft
Just trying to help but that is patently not right. It does take more energy to fire the plug at the same rpm in a higher gear for the same reasons it takes more energy to fire higher compression. Higher brake mean effective pressure. It takes more energy to fire a plug at the same rpm in the same gear going up a hill. Why? Again, BMEP.
It could be a lot of things BAOLA. Just to save time, whenever I am working on a bike with points and it isn't running right, the first thing I check is the points. Chances are there's your trouble. There are a lot of good reasons why even lawn mowers no longer use points.
Interesting. I have never heard nor read any documents or experienced that higher cylinder pressures require more spark plug energy. Heat, on the other hand, will. The two are interrelated because of the gas in the cylinder. But, at 80 mph, heat is not a big problem.
Regardless (or irregardless), the primary ignition circuit is in no way affected by the transmission gear or engine temperature. So, looking for gremlins in the dyna booster will not be productive, IMO. Good luck!