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I finally got back to working on the Sporty. With all this COVID stuff, work has been a nightmare of long days. I replaced the points and spark plugs and checked the advance weights/springs. Put a good charge on the battery. My timing light apparently crapped out since the last time I used it, so I just set the points with a similar gap in the screw slots to what was on the old point plate and it fired right up and survived the test ride with no weird lag or backfiring. Now, to order a new timing light. Thanks everyone for the great advice. I am stoked to get back on the road.
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Hey that’s great news, sailor!!!
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