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Re: roadside timing

At 09:05 PM 1/10/2007 +0000, conrad long wrote:
>On Tue, 9 Jan 2007 10:00:18 -0500
>"Dancoe, John" wrote:
><snip>Incidentally is there any reason a standard timing strobe won't work 
>on these
>bikes? >snip
>     John, I believe it's because the Motronic uses the static setting as 
> a starting point for it's program. If you use the idle setting to set the 
> timing, it could throw off the rest of the curve. At least that's what 
> I've gleaned; always ready and eager to learn more.

I'm just about positive that the Motronic advances the timing to 6 degrees
advanced as soon as the engine is running. Static timing is, indeed, 0 degrees
or TDC.
If you are 'on the road' and need to replace the HES, setting it so the
three screws are centered in the slots will get you home.



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