Points: You adjust the points by the ignition points
inside the distributor. Rotate the crank using the kick
starter until the cylinder is at top dead center.
Use a feeler gauge to check the gap of the points when
they are fully open. The gap should be 0.35 m/m. There
is a screw in a slot on the plate behind the points.
This is how you adjust them. Loosen the screw and turn
the entire points plate until you reach the proper gap.
Then tighten the screw. Using the kickstarter turn the
flywheel 360 degrees and re-check the gap. For better
high speed operation, advancing the points slightly
will make the bike run better at high speed. However,
you may need higher octane gas if you run in this position.
Also you may overheat in stop and go traffic situations.
For better running at low speed or stop and go city
riding, retard the ignition slightly. This is done by
loosening the securing bolt at turn the entire distributor
either clockwise to advance the ignition or counter
clockwise to retard the ignition.
NEVER use sandpaper to clean your points. You will create
small pits in the surface which will lead to failure.
The spark will gravitate to the one place with a pit
instead of moving around on a smooth surface.
more information and professional tips, you can contact
Jim Bryant (www.bmwsidecar.com
and also from Zhang. Big Bill's BIkes is on MSN almost
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