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How to set the timing on my electronic ignition on my motorcycle

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Unfortunately, you can NOT change the timing with a electronic ignition. The only way to adjust the timing is to either have your "ECM" reprogrammed, or change your "POWER COMMANDER" Here is a link that should help you.
Electronic Ignition Overview

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