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All bikes that I am familiar with have a way to advance the timing. The KTM Freeride, I have studied the manual and I see no way to advance the timing. It is basically the same KTM motor without the power valve. Anybody know if a way exists. While playing around today, I pulled up to a log planning to do a pivot jump of the log. I planted my foot, dropped the clutch and LOL, I have reverse. The bike ran backward to my surprise and then stalled out after 3 feet. I need to advance the timing just a wee bit.

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Looking at parts schematics, there is no slotted adjustment on the stator,  like a kx250. Not sure if holes could be cut to be slotted, without seeing it, in my hand

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6 hours ago, Graham3913 said:

Im confused? Wouldn't advancing the timing make it more likely to happen again? I would think you would want to retard the timing so the spark fires later.

My terminology may be wrong. I think of it like riding a bike, as soon as the foot goes just over the crest, that's the time to put your weight on it. As soon as the crank gets ever so a we bit over top dead center,   then it needs to fire. Mine ran backwards so I know it is firing to close to TDC center. So I think of it in terms of advancing the crank in relation to the fire. Is that the opposite in terminology???? Is it advancing the crank or retarding the fire?

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Retarding the fire. Timing is all in the spark (relative to where the piston is). Ex. 10*BTDC is right BEFORE the piston is at tdc.

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