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Old 12-15-2010, 05:21 PM
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Default Re: ignition timing adjustment methods

Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
thanks Goat for the link. From it I gather that using a heavier gauge wire will do the job since only a lesser number of turns will be allowed onto the housing (because the wire is thicker) which will bring the voltage up which is what I want. It will also change the timing to be more advanced at idle but will increase the amount of advancement less at higher revs which is what I think will allow for more power and smoother running. I'm going to try it.

Thim, as far as changing where the stator mounts on the crank it remains doubtful because I couldn't even get mine to come off! I was prying it with two screwdrivers and it wouldn't budge! No mods can be made to it if you can't get it off.
The magneto rotor,(magnet) can be easily removed if you have the right tool. Ace hardware has a faucet handle removal tool that works perfectly.
Caution: Prying on the magnet can actually bend the crankshaft. The shaft is only about 5/16" in diameter where the magnet rides and prying it, applying too much pressure on one side can compromise the crankshaft. Use a puller, or the faucet tool, to assure even pressure. There is also a woodruff key that can sometimes complicate removal of the magnet. Use care and patients and don't damage the crank seal behind the magnet. Also mark the magnet, inside-outside, so it goes back on the way it came off.
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