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    TT500 Ignition Question

    Want to say thanks again for your guys help. When you say: "Set your points a.014 gap then set your ignition timing." - is 0.014 correct? This is my first time adjusting points and that seems like a tiny gap. If this is correct then that would explain why my bike won't start! I know I need to pick up a manual (I will check eBay after I post this), but can you explain how you set the timing?
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    XT/TT oil lines

    I have personally met Bill (I bought that clutch from you last weekend). He's a great guy you can trust. I'll be contacting him shortly to pick his brain on other TT500 questions soons.
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    TT500 Ignition Question

    Thanks to both of you guys. Hooked up and it is creating spark. Unfortunately bike is still not running, but I will post more questions once I figure more out. Thanks again for taking the time to help me!!
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    TT500 Ignition Question

    I have a 1978 TT500. I am rewiring the bike (previous owner stripped the wiring). I have new points, condensor, coil, etc. Everything is mounted, but I'm confused on how to hook it up. I am hoping there is an obvious answer Details: The Magneto has 2 wires coming out of it (red/black). The points have one wire coming out of it, and the coil has one wire coming out of it. How do I hook all of this up? Where is the ground for the ignition coil? I have been advised to do the following, but it doesn't seem right: Red output from magneto->wire out of coil Point output->screw mount of coil I hope this makes sense to someone reading. I am hoping to fire up the bike and get riding tomorrow! thanks!