1100 goldwing


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baz66
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1100 goldwing

Postby baz66 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:50 am



hi all. rebuilding a 1100 goldwing engine i noticed the advance and retard vacuum has a adjustable threaded bar which connects to base plate does any one know what position this should be set at when refitting. when screwed out and suck on pipe it hardly moves when screw it in and suck it moves round couple of degrees more what is the proper setting. when i removed the cover the back plate did not return all way back anti clockwise so i removed the vacuum to see if could find any alignment marks. manual is not much help. any clues would be welcome



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Re: 1100 goldwing

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:48 am

There is no timing mark.It's factory preset to each engine,so you will have to do the same.

Here's the proper procedure.Loosen the vacuum advance retainer bolt,unhook the vacuum tube.

hook up a strobe timing light,crank the engine and turn the vacuum unit until the F1 mark lines up on the flywheel,then lock the vacuum unit.

Not very easy on the bike.If your engine is out of the frame,the closest thing I can suggest is to line up the timing mark on the flywheel(under the site cap) with F1,then turn the vacuum unit until the pickup coil blade is exactly lined up with the mechanical advance blade.

The vacuum advance unit does only move the plate a small amount.It changes the timing an additional 10-15 degrees or so.

If I lost you,let me know,I can do a picture show if needed.

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Re: 1100 goldwing

Postby baz66 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:40 pm

thanks. much appreciated helps a lot


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