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 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.
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
How To Tune Up A Royal Enfield Bullet Motorcycle - Ignition Timing And Point Gap
Here's how to tune up a Royal Enfield Bullet Motorcycle. I go over the
static method of setting the point gap and ignition timing. This is the
tune-up procedure recommended by the Royal Enfield company. To set the
point gap, remove the points cover and turn the engine around until the
points are open their widest. Then set them to .40 mm, making sure the
feeler gauge goes in and out with a little bit of resistance. Setting the
timing is outlined in the video. I used the official Royal Enfield tool to
measure the height of the piston, and then set it so that the points close
at .8 mm before top dead center. This is a good time to examine your spark
plug and clean or replace it. Once you've done this tune up to your Royal
Enfield Bullet, take your Royal Enfield Bullet Motorcycle for a ride to
check for any loss of power or pinging from the engine. The engine will
ping if the ignition is too advanced, so if you hear a ping, retard it.
See my Royal Enfield Bullet 500 at http://www.hoohoohoblin.com/
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
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)
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.