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Hauula Pan
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proper plug gap

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Post by Hauula Pan » Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:32 am

Can anyone tell me if I'm using the proper gap settings for my plugs and points? I have the points set at .022 and the plugs at .025 I'm running 6 volt system with single point mechanical advance timer. Also the bike is a 1952 FL and I have the timing set to the FL position on the flywheel which is a little further back in the hole than the FLH position. Bike starts & runs, (most of the time anyway) but I keep hearing different things like "oh the points should only be at .016 - .018 and plug gaps I get told everything from .022 to one guy that said .035" I'm pretty sure my settings of points @ .022 and plugs @ .025 is correct but want to make sure. I could only fine a ref. for the points in the manual and it does say .022 for the points but it doesn't mention the plug gap at all.



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Re: proper plug gap

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:40 am

.022 and .025 are good settings for your points and plugs, factory spec

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Re: proper plug gap

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Post by 1450 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:29 pm

Hauula Pan wrote:Can anyone tell me if I'm using the proper gap settings for my plugs and points? I have the points set at .022 and the plugs at .025 I'm running 6 volt system with single point mechanical advance timer. Also the bike is a 1952 FL and I have the timing set to the FL position on the flywheel which is a little further back in the hole than the FLH position. Bike starts & runs, (most of the time anyway) but I keep hearing different things like "oh the points should only be at .016 - .018 and plug gaps I get told everything from .022 to one guy that said .035" I'm pretty sure my settings of points @ .022 and plugs @ .025 is correct but want to make sure. I could only fine a ref. for the points in the manual and it does say .022 for the points but it doesn't mention the plug gap at all.
how about if your running 12 volt system ? :|

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Re: proper plug gap

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:58 pm

same thing for a 12 volt with single points and wasted spark coils. Not sure about the dual point systems.

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