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.
Strobe timing Triumph Bonniville T120R
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.
XS1100 Carb Sync
Synchronizing XS1100 carburetors and setting the idle mixture screws.
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.
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)
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
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
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 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/
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.
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)
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.