timing issue

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timing issue

Postby baz66 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:14 am

hi i have 1100 goldwing could any one tell me having taken engine out and taken clutch off and starter clutch off did not open crank casing there any way i could of altered the ignition timing drive as Ive put engine back in and just get a lot popping out of carbs and exhaust checked timing over and over again even tried the 180degree out idea. what does drive the timing gear shaft does it come off the primary chain (not touched that) any help would much appreciated thanks.

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Re: timing issue

Postby cbach1981 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:50 pm

double check plug wires. sound like you may have them crossed on a couple cylinders
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Re: timing issue

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:56 pm

Did you remove the pulse module AND the mechanical advance mechanism?

If yes,there is a small pin in the shat that keeps the advance mechanism aligned.It's easy to miss.

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