Setting The Ignition Timing On The Honda CB175/CB200 Family Of Motorcycles
Before setting your ignition timing you must have already changed your oil, set the cam chain tension, and adjusted your valves if you are performing your 1,500 mile (2400 km) service. Learn how to perform these services on your motorcycle below.
Setting the ignition timing is the fourth and final step in the standard tune-up procedure on the Honda CB175 / CL175 / SL175 / CB200 / CL200 family of motorcycles. Part of owning one of these vintage motorcycles is knowing the how and why of the proper tune-up procedure that needs to be performed every 1,500 miles (2400 km). All of these must be performed every time to have your motorcycle running at peak performance and when done properly you will find that these bikes turn over at your first kick and scream to the red line. We consider learning how to set the points gap and static timing what we call the "weed-out" skill. Take your time and rewatch this guide to learn how to set your timing, if you don't you will have a tough time getting your bike to run reliably. Alongside ignition timing, every 1,500 miles (2,400 km) you also need to change the oil in your Honda, set the cam chain tension, and also set your valves(tappets).
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