Setting the base ignition timing on an XS1100.
The timing light is intermittent. The problem turned out to be nothing more serious than an loose connector at the ignition module pickup coil plug that was easy to fix.
XS1100 Carb Sync
Synchronizing XS1100 carburetors and setting the idle mixture screws.
Setting the Timing on a Yamaha 1978 XS-400E
This is how I set the timing for the points on my '78 Yamaha.
I did not show how to set the gap. You should also set the gap when you do
this. If I get enough feedback I will make a video for that as well.
Jean-Claude Olivier lance la XS1100
Pour assurer le lancement de la XS1100, Jean-Claude Olivier, importateur
français de Yamaha, réalise un magistral coup de pub sur les plages du
Dakar... (A lire aussi sur http://www.yamaha-community.fr/xs1100-1978)
XS1100 Carburetor Install
How to install the carburetors on an XS1100.
The carburetors are the later 1980s design being installed on an earlier
model 1978 Standard. There are no carburetor float bowl vent hoses on the
'80s carbs so the fittings for the vent hoses on the '78 airbox will have
to be capped.
Strobe timing Triumph Bonniville T120R
Strobe timing my Bonnie the most important thing is to check whether the
mark on your alternator corresponds to TDC (most likely) or for 38deg BTDC.
some later cases with a small inspection plug ieT140 type are set for 38deg
but it is always worth checking with the crankshaft notches accessed
through the plug at base of barrels.
Boyer recommend around 5000 rpm to set timing. If you do not have a tacho
continue reving until the mark stops moving (advancing) this is the max
revs you will need to set timing.
Ironhead Sportster Tune & Service with Frank Kaisler - DIY Video Workshop Manual
In this installment of instructional videos for garage builders brought to
you by Lowbrow Customs and Four Aces Cycle, chopper guru Frank Kaisler
takes you through the care and service of Harley-Davidson's popular but
sometimes troublesome Ironhead Sportster engine. Applying four decades of
motorcycle experience, Frank shares the tips and tricks that served him so
well as editor of Easyriders magazine in the 1970's. Every aspect of engine
tune and service is covered in this video: fluids, valve train, ignition,
timing, fuel system, electrical. Follow Frank's tips and tricks and you'll
build the skills you need to resurrect that old project with confidence.
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How to sync carbs on a motorcycle
This video demonstrates the procedure to synchronize a carburetor on a 1977
Honda CB550. It is really important, especially for bikes of this vintage,
to synchronize your carbs at the beginning of every riding season or after
any repair or adjustment to the carbs. This bike still needs some work to
be road ready, but it has a lot of potential and is super cafe racer cool.
If you are attempting to do this procedure yourself and have any questions
before you start, feel free to let me know. That's the good thing about
Youtube, FREE INFORMATION FOR ALL!!!!!
EDIT: Here are a few edits I would like to make to this video after
watching it a couple of times.
1. Make sure your carb synch comes after everything else in a normal tune
up. This includes Valve clearances, cam chain tension, spark plug
gap/cleaning, point gap, ignition timing, air filter cleaning/replacement,
and all the air bleed screw settings should be checked.
2. Engine speed for a carb synch should be around 1500rpms if possible.
3. The adjuster screw lockdown nuts should always be re-tightened after
adjustment (I forgot to show it)
1980 YAMAHA XS 1100
Like new always garaged touring bike. Runs like new with oil cooler rack