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Re: I need instruction for setting points and plate for a...
The piont setup is just like what they used to use in cars. Clock wise advances and counterclockwise retards the timing. If your bike has any mods then you kinda have to adjust by trial and error. the book will get you close but not perfect.
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The plate that the spring goes on is on the front two bolts of the kickstand, not the rear. If you didn't change any of the kickstand parts, it should be exactly like it was before. I'd advise looking at a picture or another bike and making sure you have the kickstand assembled correctly.
The points are probably alright. It sounds like a stopped up gas cap vent. Loosen the gas cap, don't take it all the way off though, and ride the bike and see if that helps. The "vented" cap is on the right tank.
you have 2 sets of points one set attached directly to main backing plate the other set has another backing plate attached to main backing plate .start with the first set turn motor till points at the widest gap set gap to0.35mm turn motor back till points close diconect push on terminal and attach multimeter lead to points terminal attach
other multimeter lead to earth tun motor to the points break continuity with earth check position of f mark to pointer move backing plate till points break contact on f mark now do same to next set of points nb if points worn you might have to run a much smaller gap 2 get rite!
You want to start with a valve adjustment, 0.004 ths, then set the timing, then the points at the high end 0.016 ths. this will create better voltage at the coils. Then sync the carbs last. It must be done in this order to give you the best results. If you need anymore info just call me. # (864) 993-9482 Ralan
Hello Jim... Ok, the ignition is stock... **Have you removed the ignition cover and looked at the ignition sensor? Is resin dripping down the plate? IF so, replace the sensor, but that may or may not rectify this problem.
**YOU CAN Also remove the sensor plate and clean/inspect the pickups on the back of the sensor plate. Be sure to mark/scribe the plate prior to removal so you are back to the same timing.
**Also, check to make sure the
I also need to ask, -does your bike BACKFIRE upon Acceleration? -does it BACKFIRE upon Deceleration?
And your idle should be set at approx. 950 rpm.
Let me know if the above has been helpful Jim... -Marko
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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Backfires are when fuel travels through the cylinders without combusting then explodes in the exhaust pipe. Fuel supply/combustion issue. It seems likely there's a problem either with the mix going into the cylinders (carbs fuel lines or air intake), or with timing. These can affect a bike at particular speeds and throttle positions. If using the choke has helped at some point that's a further indication (the choke changes the gas/air mix). ,,,