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.
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.
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
Motorcycle Electronic Ignition Troubleshooting Honda XL500R
My Honda XL500R motorcycle would stall after going 7 miles. If I let it
cool off for half an hour or more, it would start and run fine for another
7 miles. I replaced the CDI box and it was better for about a year, but
then it happened again. This time I replaced all of the electronic
ignition components with used parts from eBay. Honda doesn't make new CDI
boxes or coils for the XL500R motorcycle anymore. It runs great now, but I
need to go on a long ride to be sure.
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.
Ironhead Sportster points and timing
"Timing for dummies"
In this video I show how I gap the points and set the static timing on my
1975 XLH-1000 Ironhead Sportster. The markings on the flywheel can vary so
check to see what marks you have before trying this procedure.