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Offline coater87

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Re: Anyone ever had this much trouble starting a bike?
« Reply #30 on: 26.07. 2017 11:37 »
Either you guys are lucky, or my stuff is junk. Its probably my stuff. *conf*

 I would get the firing gap just where I wanted it, and the armature would either slip backwards down the ramp face just when I touched the AA unit, if not then certainly when I tried to tighten it.

 So of course I tried to trick it by deliberately setting it to advanced or retarded, always turned out too advanced or retarded. *conf*

 The little pair of vice grips really helped me out here.

 Also this was a brand new repop AA unit. The taper only had two settings, too loose, or too tight to turn the points plate by hand.

 I will let you guys know how the AA unit turns out. At least it fit in the space provided, *smile*

Lee
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Re: Anyone ever had this much trouble starting a bike?
« Reply #31 on: 26.07. 2017 14:40 »
Lee ,I don't think your gear will be duff ,just must be lucky or more ambi whatnot than I realised  :D *doh*
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Re: Anyone ever had this much trouble starting a bike?
« Reply #32 on: 30.07. 2017 23:54 »
Either wedge the points with a peg just before they open or even better get somebody else to hold them

Wedge open A/R unit and give it a tap with a slightly bigger socket than the nut needs to locate it on the taper

Tighten nut job done