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Topic-icon What do you think of this idle on my 1982 R65?

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2 months 3 weeks ago - 2 months 3 weeks ago #5161 by dretek
I haven't developed an ear for what I think a good idle is. I'm playing by intuition and RPMs. This is after the bike has been warmed up. Do you guys hear that clunking sound?

Also for static timing, the '-S' is not dead center in the window - it's a little bit higher. Does this mean my firing is potentially delayed?



Thoughts?



Otherwise, the bike runs great! After working on it for 3 months and finally getting to ride it, I was smiling ear to ear in my new helmet.
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2 months 3 weeks ago #5165 by Wobbly

dretek wrote: I haven't developed an ear for what I think a good idle is. I'm playing by intuition and RPMs. This is after the bike has been warmed up. Do you guys hear that clunking sound?

I hear the valves. The idle sounds fine.

dretek wrote: Also for static timing, the '-S' is not dead center in the window - it's a little bit higher. Does this mean my firing is potentially delayed? Thoughts?

My thoughts are, as long as you had the strobe connected, why didn't you simply time it at Full Advance ???

dretek wrote: Otherwise, the bike runs great! After working on it for 3 months and finally getting to ride it, I was smiling ear to ear in my new helmet.

Congrats.

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