XS1100 Ignition Timing

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.

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How to set a Motorcycle Points Ignition, Statically
How to statically set ignition points on a motorcycle. Get your bike to run! Step by step instructions on how to do it. Works on all models motorcycles and mopeds with points. Set your ignition with out guessing. Tune your ignition to get maximum performance out of motorcycles, motorbikes, scooters and mopeds. Amazon NGK Spark Plug Cap http://amzn.to/2orcdQ6 Amazon Emgo Universal Ignition Coil http://amzn.to/2p0RGVG Amazon Digital Multimeter http://amzn.to/2ovRigh Amazon K&S Technologies Ignition Points 08-0002 http://amzn.to/2iPNLoW This point set fits the following models: 1979 - 1980 Honda ATC110 1971 - 1978 Honda ATC90 1967 Honda CL90 Scrambler 1977 Honda CT125 1969 - 1979 Honda CT90 1970 - 1972 Honda SL100 1971 - 1973 Honda SL125 1970 - 1971 Honda SL175 1973 - 1975 Honda ST90 1976 Honda TL125 1975 - 1976 Honda TL250 1974 - 1978 Honda XL100 1974 - 1978 Honda XL125 1973 - 1978 Honda XL175 1972 - 1976 Honda XL250 1974 - 1978 Honda XL350 Related videos "Test Sparkplug Cap with VOM" http://youtu.be/yGfIkwOp-Vk "Ignition Coil test with VOM" http://youtu.be/iVH83g9DUK8 "Set your spark plug gap" http://youtu.be/o2cKqACJnoM "How to set a Motorcycle Points Ignition, Statically" http://youtu.be/WQqLnBRsofk "Dynamic motorcycle ignition timing" http://youtu.be/cJqfIuuHOuw "Simple Motorcycle Lift you can make." http://www.amotorcyclenut.com/?p=395 Check out my channel for more riding and repair tips http://www.youtube.com/user/amotorcyclenut Check out my Google + http://plus.google.com/+Amotorcyclenut/posts Check out my Web page for more riding, repair tips and products used in the video http://amotorcyclenut.com. #ignition #sparkplug #motorcycle