Originally Posted by danedg
Just take a spare 12V battery and hook the timing light up to that. Clip the induction lead to the plug wire you're working on. Works fine. Check both sides for "differential timing".
Battery Tender Plus works well on a 6V battery.
Max's in Brookfield should have those bulbs for you...
Never thought about it and just checked the timing this afternoon. It was spot on.
Went to Walmart and picked up a $20 battery maintainer, it looks like will do the job.
I know MAX will have the bulbs or parts for it, but it's ONLY 50 miles away. I understand it's not that far, plus Rt-7 is wicky nice. Do I want to ride/drive up there for a bulb? not really. I might as wait until I need something else and order everything at the same time.
Working on the carbs this evening, and man .. this old machine has temper worse than my ex...