RE: Electronic ignition
I'll concur that the '84 came with electronic ignition (V-Fire III) from the factory. One thing to be careful of - the coil used with points should have a different resistance than the one used for electronic ignition. If you install a points conversion on a bike that originally had an electronic ignition, the points won't last nearly as long if you don't replace the coil too. A points ignition should have a 4.5-5.0 ohm coil, and the later Sportster electronic ignition came with a 2 to 3 ohm (approximately)coil, depending on the year.