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post #14 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2017, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by rocks View Post
Alright, some updates on the timing.
At first, I really couldn't get the split timing right. I decided to run the engine, and adjust the timing till I get the sweet spot. It worked. But are the highest points on the crankshaft identical?
Anyway, just ordered a Dyna ignition with the 3 ohms coils and new Reg/Rec combo (My reg is desd alright). Is the ballast still necessary? some say yes, some say no.

Has anyone tried to install the Motogadget on these bikes?

I installed them on a CB750 and XS650, and I love them.
There is only 1 high point on the point cam lobe. The reason for the split timing is the valve spring pressure can distort the camshaft and make it different depending on which valves are open. With the dyna ignition you won't have to worry about that. The dyna people would be the ones to ask if you need a ballast resistor or not.
I don't know what a motogadget is.

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