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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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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





How to set ignition timing with points
'74 Honda CB360 Ignition point system. Its pretty similiar to a lot of other bikes. Great method, easy and cheap.





Refurbishing my "80" Yamaha XS1100 Special for the second time
Here we go again!





Check Vacuum Gauges
Check vacuum gauges for accuracy with a hand-held vacuum pump.





79 yamaha xs1100 special with ATP turbo
79 xs1100 with 5300 miles and ATP turbo





XS1100 Carbs Vacuum Slides NO LOAD
Just a 1 minute video of my 81SH carbs and vacuum slides showing how they don't and do rise depending on load!





xs1100 running after sitting 21 years





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.





'80' XS1100 Special, my newest toy
It really sucks gas, but its SOOOO much fun to ride!!





setting ignition timing on a honda cb350 part 2
setting the ignition timing on a 1972 honda cb350 note that what I'm saying at the end of this is wrong :) my left side is firing early and right is firing late - moving the points base plate to make left fire on time will make right fire even later and vice versa - what you need to do (and what I do in a subsequent video) is try to find a happy medium with the points baseplate where each side is either dead on, or off by a similar amount - then you can fudge the point gap slightly to get the timing exact for both sides keep watching - it will make sense





1E40QMB Scooter Ignition Timing Check
Checking the ignition timing on my Vento Triton's stock ignition system. 12° BTDC @ 2,000RPM idle. 11° BTDC by 3,000RPM, max of 9° BTDC.





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