Thread: Yamaha XT500
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:30 PM   #29
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Scappoose Oregon
Oddometer: 11
Tuning the XT

Originally Posted by Jolly705
From the sounds of this thread. I need to work on the points!
Thanks advrider
I would start with new points and condensor. Generally I set the gap at .016 them set the timing slightly advanced and back off untill the engine does not ping under load. When finished my bikes generally start with 1-2 kicks hot or cold. On these bikes 90% of what people think is a carb issue turns out to be in the points. Seems that setting points is becoming a lost art. Hope the info helps!

Once I worked on one that the owner had replaced the clutch in but forgot to line up the gears for the points cam. Took a while to figure that one out.

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