Timing plate upgrade


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Timing plate upgrade

Postby 702scottc » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:48 pm



Does anyone have any feedback on the 4 degree timing plate available for the 1500 engine? My bike runs just fine but I did read where someone installed one and their mileage improved. I read where you have to run 90 octane gas but that really isn't a problem. More concerned about detonation and the engine running hot. Any thoughts?



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Re: Timing plate upgrade

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:25 am

702scottc wrote:Does anyone have any feedback on the 4 degree timing plate available for the 1500 engine? My bike runs just fine but I did read where someone installed one and their mileage improved. I read where you have to run 90 octane gas but that really isn't a problem. More concerned about detonation and the engine running hot. Any thoughts?


That advanced trigger wheel is good for fixing hesitation problems, improved mileage from it will be negligible however. Have a read:

Advance Timing Trigger Wheel

Ignition trigger wheel

4 degree trigger

88 gl1500 preformance mod final report

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Re: Timing plate upgrade

Postby 702scottc » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:46 pm

Thanks for the info. I have none of the driveability issues that the previous posts where having. It was just a thought. I`m going to leave it alone.


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