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.
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.
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)
HONDA CB360T Tune up Points Timing Valve Gap
Starting and testing a CB 360. It was sitting over 8 years. Pay attention I
even provide easy to make mistakes and the corrections. This procedure is
common to most Honda's, you just need the reference marks on the alternator
side, where we are working with LF, F LT, T marks. It can be tedious,
especially when the screws are chewed up
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.