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ignition timing help

Postby deerhunter80 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:20 pm



hey lads im back. and i have another question for ya. i need to know how to adjust my ignition timing on my 1000. i have new belts and rebuilt carbs. and i built my custom exhaust for it and havent seen any apparent leaks. but i still have a slight backfire. i been told by the honda dealership that examined it that it was the ignition timing. how do i adjust this? and could someone please find me a Honda part number on the viewing port lense i need to do the job or any part number on it for that matter?



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Re: ignition timing help

Postby dingdong » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:56 pm

First, a static timing can be done on the 1000 without the need for a sight glass. Most of us use static timing successfully. Go to this site and download a manual for the gl1000. There are specific instructions for timing, both static and dynamic.

http://www.aspectcomputing.com/downloads/
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Re: ignition timing help

Postby deerhunter80 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:25 am

im having problems downloading the manuals u sent me. wat do u mean when ya say static timing?

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Re: ignition timing help

Postby 78AzWing » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:04 am

Static timing is done with the engine off.

Download from this page: http://www.aspectcomputing.com/downloads/Honda%201000/ the Do-It-Yourself-Maintenance-Guide.pdf file and open it with Adobe Reader. Print it off so you can take it out with you.

The timing process is about halfway.

Word of warning though. When you go to rotate the engine using the bolt under the cap covering the alternator, DO NOT turn that bolt counterclockwise, even if the manual tells you to. That bolt secures the heavy rotor inside the alternator, and if you loosen it there will be all kinds of problems. Only turn it in a clockwise direction.

Here is a well detailed procedure for doing the timing. http://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php? ... 66b386691b
You will have to join the NGWClub site, but it is a free site.

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Re: ignition timing help

Postby deerhunter80 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:00 pm

im sorry i should have mentioned this before. but i have Dyna electric Ignition.

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Re: ignition timing help

Postby dingdong » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:49 pm

deerhunter80 wrote:im sorry i should have mentioned this before. but i have Dyna electric Ignition.


That will be a little different. If you don't have the papers for the DYNA you can go to the DYNA web page and download the timing instructions for the model you have. The 1000 uses # DS1-3

http://www.dynaonline.com/skins/downloads/Default.aspx
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Re: ignition timing help

Postby 78AzWing » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:57 pm

Bet it didn't change.

Go here: http://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5720 and like the other I posted you will probably need to join NGW, but it is a free site.
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Re: ignition timing help

Postby dingdong » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:08 am

78AzWing wrote:Bet it didn't change.

Go here: http://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5720 and like the other I posted you will probably need to join NGW, but it is a free site.


It is different in the respect of how to adjust the dyna modules as opposed to the points. Also there is no need for the split timing adjustment with the dyna.
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Re: ignition timing help

Postby 78AzWing » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:33 am

Looks like the aspect computing link has gone away.

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Re: ignition timing help

Postby dingdong » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:31 pm

I noticed that yesterday. I got all mine downloaded.
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Re: ignition timing help

Postby deerhunter80 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:30 am

i tried doing the static timing myself from the tutorial and my test light never came on. i even replaced the bulb. nuthinig. now my bike wont even start. itll turn over but wont fire over

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Re: ignition timing help

Postby 78AzWing » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:30 pm

Check the run switch on the throttle grip switch-set. Should be in the run position (middle one)

Can't count the number of times I have accidently hit that thing and turned off the ignition.
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Re: ignition timing help

Postby deerhunter80 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:36 pm

thats the first thing i checked. Dyna told me that i need to check and lube the spark advance shft and check the rotor and weights

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Re: ignition timing help

Postby 78AzWing » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:03 pm

Check your fuses then.
Did you wire this one in yourself, or is it a PO installation?

The one on my Junkyard Wing is tied into the brake circuit hot lead, and that fuse was broken. When I replaced the fuse that engine fired right up.
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Re: ignition timing help

Postby deerhunter80 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:37 pm

where is this fuse located?

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Re: ignition timing help

Postby deerhunter80 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:53 pm

also i should note that i am not getting a spark out of either sides plugs. i think i might have burnt up the ignition coils. if it sounds like i did, could someone please direct me to a website where i might find some pretty cheap. im on a very thin budget.

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Re: ignition timing help

Postby deerhunter80 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:55 am

ok i got my plates aligned and my light is coming on on the test light at F2. but at F1 it stays on no matter where i move the black thing. plus when i try to fire it over it backfires on the left side cylinders. any idea whats wrong?

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Re: ignition timing help

Postby ron0339 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:10 pm

sounds like the problem I had. You may have smoked one side of your Dyna.




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