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Were points are located and how to change points on 1974 harley s

New coil and still no fire to plugs

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1979 Sportsters were electronic no points unless they were changed during the life of the bike.
If it is points they are located on the right side of the motor under the little round plate.Points set @ .018 with the piston a TDC.Either use a screw driver in the plug hole or take the timing plug out and set the flywheel mark ( the line or the dot)inthe center of the hole.Set points.If you cant find the marks or the hole take it to a shop

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Hi! Not knowing what year your H.D. is? and also not knowing whether electronic ignition or Points? Have you taken a look behind the aluminium round plate With Harley Davidson or H.D. on it usually located on the right side of the engine (as you sit on the bike) By the base if the front Cylinder.
If points check/adjust gap, if Electronic? ignition module may need replacing.
Failing all this try new plugs and leads?
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