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Offline Tugboat

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How do you make a static timing light?
« on: May 18, 2011, 10:34:25 AM »
Or can you just get them at Autozone?
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Re: How do you make a static timing light?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 10:47:26 AM »
You can just use a multimeter.  Connect one lead to the blue or yellow coil wires and the other to ground.
When the points make contact you'll get a reading.
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Re: How do you make a static timing light?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 11:07:15 AM »
Here is one that I made.
12 v bulb, two alligator clips, two wires, solder.

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Re: How do you make a static timing light?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 11:30:48 AM »
If you still have the turn signal buzzer, that makes a good timing aid, too. 

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Re: How do you make a static timing light?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011, 12:27:53 PM »
I got one at Autozone for $7.99    Looks kinda like a pen - has a point on one side and an alligator clip on a wire that comes out the top.
The light is inside the "pen"    Battery operated.  If you have a complete circuit, it lights the bulb.
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Re: How do you make a static timing light?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011, 01:07:18 PM »
If you can, find one with a clip on each lead, I personally find it easier to use, otherwise three hands might prove useful.  ;)
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Re: How do you make a static timing light?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 01:25:53 PM »
the radio method mentioned elsewhere on the forum works well

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Re: How do you make a static timing light?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011, 01:32:52 PM »
If you can, find one with a clip on each lead, I personally find it easier to use, otherwise three hands might prove useful.  ;)

Agreed - After I set the timing on my bikes, I always say "next time, I'm soldering a another alligator clip to the other end - instead of the point"   
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