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SUPPLEMENT --1981 MODEL
Ignition Timing/Engine Speed Relationship
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Engine
Speed
(x
l ,000 rpm)
-Remove
the inspection window cover.
A.
Cover
-Connect
a strobe I ight to the 111 or #6 spark plug
lead
in the
manner
prescribed by the manufacturer in order
to check the
ignition
timing under operating conditions.
-Turn
on the main switch, the ignition switch, and the
engine stop switch. Start the engine, and direct the
strobe light at the timing marks through the inspection
window.
-At
idle speed, the "F" mark on the timing rotor must
be aligned with the timing mark on the left engine
cover for correct low rpm ignition timing.
A. Inspection Window
C. Timing Mark
B.
"F"
Mark
-Above
3,000 rpm, the timing mark on the
left
engine
cover must be between the advanced timing mark on
the timing rotor (a pair of the vertical lines) for correct
high rpm ignition timing.
Table N25
Timing Advancing
Engine Speed
Advance Begins
About 1,400 rpm
Full Advance
About 2,800 rpm
A.
Timing
Mark
after
Advanced
7. Pickup Assembly Inspection
To test the pickup assembly, use a 6V or 12V battery
with lead and thin plate made of solt iron.
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a meter with a large-capacity battery is used, the pickup
assembly will be damaged.
-Set
a motorcycle on its center stand and put an
oil pan
beneath the left engi ne
cover.
-Unscrew
the left engine cover Allen bolts (10) and
remove the cover.
r.Remove
the right side cover, and disconnect the 6-pin
connector from the pickup assembly.
-Connect
the battery (+) lead to the white lead and
battery
(-
) lead to the gray lead from the pickup
assembly as shown in Fig. N78.
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