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Hi, which the correct mark on distributor plate for adjust timming ignition on honda 650 nighthawk 1982 ? i see 4 marks and 3 letters T,F,S on this plate its on rigth side engine thanks for help

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T should be top dead centre TDC(when piston is exactly at top of stroke)
F should be fire(when the ignition triggers)
S not sure? but could be the mark the timing advances too when the bike is reved

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the distributor mounting-Odyssey 4-cylinder models

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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the distributor mounting- CRV shown

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Fig. Fig. 3: The distributor keyway is offset and can only be installed in one direction

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