I have a question about a nose cone ignition module. I have the Twintec 1005. Got it set up and static and dynamic timed. Even with the lowest setting on the switches, I have detonation at the slightest application of the throttle. Retarding the module back to the static timing point helps. My question is how far back can I go? Until it settles down and runs without detonation or can I only retard back as far as the static timing point? Is there any harm being done by retarding back past the static timing point? Is it possible to retard the module far enough back to cause other problems? I've probably asked the same thing 5 different times, but I'm just asking as they come to me.
Started life as a 2000 883 been through many mods but now is a 1212 w/04 XB heads, SE .497 cams, CV carb, Twintec 1005 ignition, Pro-flow oil pump.
There is no problem with turning your igntion down by retarding it past the static timing. Static is usually about 28 degrees and often we have to start ours out around 26 degrees or even less if the compression is high. You would be surprised how many bikes we get on the dyno that are way too advanced. When we turn them down we will find 5-10 more hp just with a simple timing adjustment. More advance is not necessarily a good thing even if you don't hear any detonation.