Lined up the F 1,4 to the index mark on the crankcase to set, I believe the left hand set of points, to fire cylinders 1 and 4. I'll use the old fashioned test light method where the light just winks out when the point open. It's fussy work setting points, but a little patience and the subsequent strobe will show it dead nuts on.
I'll fuss with the points tomorrow mornings.............'til then...........
I haven't fussed the ignition timing yet, as I was preoccupied with final drive sprocket alignment.
By eye, by string, by straight-edge, and by hope and luck........I think I've got that alignment satisfactory, but not perfect. Toyed with the idea of some type of laser alignment.
No one likes the idea of the engine sprocket coming loose, in a 70 mph sweeper with thick woodlands on each side of the road, and oncoming traffic. So I was meticulous about torquing that nut to 60 ft-lbs, at the high end of the factory spec range. But my lock washer under the nut is for the stock sprocket where you bend a little nib on the washer into a hole in the sprocket, which to my mind seems to offer little security for the speed, torque, and vibration going into that sprocket.
So please give me an unreserved critique on what I've done.
The JT 17T 530 sprocket has two threaded holes, perhaps for a puller, so I put in two short bolts where the bolt heads bear down on the washer under the main nut. I suspect 1 bolt would be enough, but I sought balance, and went with 2 bolts. Both bolts, cleaned and blue loctite applied. Then folded the washer onto the nut hex faces in two opposite locations.
Do you guys think this is a safe and adequate approach?
From 1978 - 2010 while working at a large commercial printing plant. Thanks work!
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Went thru 25 of these in 40 yrs.
I SOLD OUT! THE KAW BARN IS EMPTY.
More room for The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide,
Old faithful! Points ign. Bendix Orig. carb.
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