timing

  1. Magneto Timing Again

    So what is the secret to keeping the magneto shaft from moving when you tighten the magneto extractor bolt on the sprocket/AAU? I just retimed an Atlas. I have done this this dozens of times on different bikes. Sometimes after I set the points to break open at 28 to 32 btc (depending on which...
  2. Paul W.

    Magneto Timing Light

    Has anyone used a magneto timing light? I was thinking back to my A&P school days and timing aircraft engines. They make a product for single magneto engines that tells you precisely when the points open and close without pulling the cover. Joe Hunt and others have products. I was looking at...
  3. Double checking my timing methodology

    Hey there, My strobe light and kickstart lever arrived within the last 48 hours or so. I've finally been able to have a go at trying to start the machine for the first time since I did a bunch of work on her over the winter. I'm pleased to report that she started up, and sounds much better...
  4. Strobe light question

    Hi there, I'm looking for info on how critical it is to set timing with a strobe light if you're running a Boyer ignition. Is it absolutely necessary? I'm mainly interested in never experiencing kickback :). I want the bike to run great too obviously, but mainly I want to be confident that...
  5. Lucas Rita - good spark but engine won't run!

    Hi, my latest Project (72 Commando) came with a Lucas Rita and started fine before the restoration. Now having put everything back together i can't get the thing to start. I have gone through the tests and have a good spark when switching the ignition off with the key, and also when i pass a...
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