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About to set points on XR80 - Tips?

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So I've been trying to read up as much as I can about points ignition systems because I've never dealt with them before.  I picked up a motion pro flywheel puller and I'm building a flywheel holder with some flat stock and bolts tomorrow after work.  Planning to attack those points.  It looks a tad dirty in there and the left case cover gasket wasn't in great shape.  I'm hoping all I need to do is clean up the points and set them and I'll have spark.

 

What tips do you guys have for setting them.  As it sits I was just going to set them using my feeler gauges.  I saw something on here from Old School Al about using a multimeter for more accuracy and would love some details on that, but I PM'd him a week ago and haven't heard anything.

 

Let me know if anyone has tips and tricks for getting this thing setup.

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I made my flywheel holder and using that a 17mm socket and my motion pro flywheel puller I finally got the flywheel off.  I gotta say, that flywheel nut was on there pretty rugged.

 

Anyway, after all that this is what I'm looking at.

 

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So based on what you're seeing there and aside from setting the points......what am I looking at.  Does this all look viable, just give it a good cleaning.  Should I pull the stator off and clean it good with contact cleaner and Q-tips, etc etc. ?

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Well, I didn't get any replies so I just dove in.  I'm happy to report that I now have spark!  Tomorrow night I'll hitch the fuel up and see if she fires.

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Took me a bit because the points kept moving...guess I didn't lock them down tight enough.  Got it to run.  Engine is noisy as hell and she smokes.  Not sure if a valve isn't closing all the way or what but looks like I'll be taking the head off to have a look in there.

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