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I need a timing diagram for a 2001 sportster 1200 custom

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    wd4ity May 12, 2010

    A "timing diagram"? The timing is set using a strobe light while looking for a timing mark on the flywheels through a hole on the right side of the engine. Remove the plug and screw a clear plastic plug made for setting the timing into the hole. Do not screw the plastic plug in to where it contacts the flywheel. Connect the timing light to the front cylinder spark plug. Set the engine speed to about 2000 rpm. Look into the hole and you should see a "O" in the middle of the hole. This is the front cylinder advanced timing mark. If you can't see the mark, you will have to move the sensor plate that is located behind the round cover on the right side engine cover. Moving the plate clockwise advances the timing, counterclockwise retards the timing. Good Luck Steve



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The only idea that i can come up with is that you dont have a good ground..or the guage was bad when you bought it..i hope this..Keith

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