Question about 2001 Triumph Triumph Bonneville
The points cover should be on the right hand side of the engine, at the end of the exhaust cam shaft.
It is possible that the original plate was replaced by an aftermarket version with cooling fins. That doesn't do much, but it *looks* cooler to some eyes.
Most of these bikes have been refitted with Boyer ignition kits, so under the plate the points are no longer there. They are likely replaced with a sensor and magnetic sensor. That is a MUCH more reliable and maintenance free system.
If you do still have points, there will be two contact sets. The entire disk shaped plate will rotate to adjust timing and a smaller partial plate containing the second set of points can also be adjusted. That gives you control over timing, and difference between cylinders.
Really, I was a stickler for "original" on my bike, and I regret not changing to an electronic Boyer system as soon as they became available. Go for the upgrade. It's well worth it. A good shop can have it done in an afternoon, and you will never have to think twice about ignition or timing again.
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Posted on Jan 15, 2015
It probably does have dual points. They are on the stator side of the engine. There is usually a small, round cover, held on by a few screws.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
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