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 Ignition Timing Video - Advance Auto Parts
http://video.advanceautoparts.com/?v=... Learn how to set the ignition
timing on your engine with help from MDS and Advance Auto Parts
Products Featured in the video:
ATC Diagnostic Kit by Bussmann - Part DIA-1 http://direct-url.com/sFl
ATM Diagnostic Kit by Bussmann - Part DIA-2 http://direct-url.com/tI9
Circuit Tester by Dorman - OE Solutions - Part 86592
Inductive Timing Light by Actron - Part CP7527 http://direct-url.com/W8K
Digital Timing Light by Actron - Part CP7529 http://direct-url.com/r1x
Distributor with Slip Collar, Cap and Rotor by MSD Ignition - Part 85561
Chevy Hei Electronic Racing Distributor W/Coil, 100% New, Red Cap, Polished
by ProForm - Part 66941R http://direct-url.com/T0t
Chevy V8 HEI Distributor by ProForm - Part 66940RC
HEI Electric Distributor With Coil by ProForm - Part 67019
HEI Billet Distributor With Coil by ProForm - Part 66997
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.
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)
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.
XS 1100 valve tool. step by step in text
a valve shim tool I made in an afternoon,,can be made for any breed motor,
here's how I made mine
each photo has a text,,,, or view as a slideshow