Points keep moving out

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Points keep moving out

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Post by pan57 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:53 am

Hey guys I am having a problem with my points moving out. About every 150 miles my bike starts becoming hard to start and what I figured out is that the points are moving out. Once I reset it the bike starts like normal. Question is what is the best way to lock down the brass screw that holds the points down? Or is this a common problem that I just have to deal with?



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Re: Points keep moving out

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Post by Panshovevo » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:17 am

Have you checked the rotor shaft for side play?

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Re: Points keep moving out

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:55 pm

Are you sure it is the points moving? Or is it excessive wear on the rubbing block. You did lube it, right?
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Re: Points keep moving out

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Post by pan57 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:14 pm

I am sure it is the base of the Points that is moving because when it gets hard to start I do my usual checks and the points are usually set about .026-.028. So what I do is set them back to .022 and she fires right back up. Does any one use locktite on the brass screw.

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Re: Points keep moving out

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:45 pm

Actually, re-reading your post I am not sure why you have a brass screw. Every circuit breaker I have ever seen has a steel screw holding the points. The adjuster screw (which isn't a screw at all but an eccentric pivot with a slotted head) is brass but the screw is always steel. I would try replacing it with the correct one and bet your problem goes away!
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Re: Points keep moving out

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Post by pan57 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:23 am

I am replacing the brass screw with a regular screw and I will do a couple of hundred miles this weekend and find out if that solves my problem. Thanks guys.

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