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 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.
XS1100 Carb Sync
Synchronizing XS1100 carburetors and setting the idle mixture screws.
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.
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
This is the progresion my 1979 Yamaha XS1100 to a Rat Rod Bobber
Yamaha XS1100 Special
Yamaha XS1100 Very Special 1980 Motorcycle
Old School received a few upgrades, Full stainless SuperTrapp Exhaust, Progressive Suspension rear shocks, Corbin seat with cafe-style tail, individual pod filters, Vance&Hines crankcase breather, stainless front and rear brake lines, aftermarket coils with Taylor Pro Wires. Aftermarket handlebars.
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
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. Available 24/7, world-wide at www.lowbrowcustoms.com.