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Something else with the backing plate; for most of these bikes with points when the timing is set correctly, the backing plate will end up close to the center of the slots. When it’s all the way to one end of the other you can usually bet something is off.
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Im having the same problem on my suspected 1980 Sportster. With everything right the cam plate just cant advance far enough for the breaker to open while manually advancing the weights. Its also a electronic to points conversion.

Did you ever get it sorted out?
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