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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?
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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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!