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Technical => Lucas, Electrical, Ignition => Topic started by: sprint on 24.05. 2013 17:50

Title: Manual mag
Post by: sprint on 24.05. 2013 17:50
Is the ignition fully advanced or retarded with the handlebar lever in the fully forward position, cable slack?

Once started can it simply be left in the fully advanced position or is it necessary to retard it a slow speeds?
Title: Re: Manual mag
Post by: lawnmowerman on 24.05. 2013 18:49
The Lucas K2F is "slack wire advance". Only retard if the engine pinks up a long uphill stretch although I prefer to drop a cog. I never have to touch mine unless starting when I retard by half the lever travel.

Jim
Title: Re: Manual mag
Post by: sprint on 24.05. 2013 19:06
The Lucas K2F is "slack wire advance". Only retard if the engine pinks up a long uphill stretch although I prefer to drop a cog. I never have to touch mine unless starting when I retard by half the lever travel.

Jim

Thanks Jim
Title: Re: Manual mag
Post by: Triton Thrasher on 24.05. 2013 20:13
Changing down a gear is much healthier than retarding the ignition.

Some bikes won't idle well unless you retard it a bit.
Title: Re: Manual mag
Post by: Sparky on 28.05. 2013 14:37
Is the ignition fully advanced or retarded with the handlebar lever in the fully forward position, cable slack?

Fully advanced with the lever forward.