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I need instruction for setting points and plate for a 1978 HD FLH

Bike backfires when I let off the gas. I have a book that talks about the points, but nothing about the plate and I don't know which way to turn it.

Do you have any instructions that you can send me?

ALSO, I have selected the FLTR Road Glide, because this did not offer what my bike is, 1978 HD FLH Shovelhead.

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  • HD3 Jun 21, 2009


    What does ****** mean?


    I have turned it to the left and tried it before contacting you. It did improve it, but was still having the problem. I will go out and try it again.


  • bozcro
    bozcro May 11, 2010

    if you have points take of the little round cover on the right side of the engine. make sure the contacts are clean, not black, clean with a fine , thin file. loosen 2 locking screws, turn mechanisam ever so slightly left, lock it up and take for a ride, if it gets worse, turn the other me after with how it went



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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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