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If you're talking about an inductive pickup timing light, then yes, that should work. I wouldn't think the signal being AC instead of DC would make a difference in the ability of the pickup to detect the pulse. Tho doing some Googling tells you that an AC timing light is plugged into a wall outlet for power, instead of a battery.

The alternating current may make a DC timing light flash erratically.

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This question was eating away at me this weekend so I finally had to check for myself. I hooked up my Actron adjustable timing light model #CP7519 and it did not work properly, it only flashed intermittently. I'm not sure intermittently is accurate as it only flashed a few times and at first I thought something was wrong with it. I hooked it up to the car's engine and it worked fine on that so I tried it on the bike again and still got nothing. I will say that I was surprised by the amount of oil fog that comes out of the timing hole when I removed the cap.

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