Strobes???

Alright all, anyone know where i can get one cheap, an what i should be looking for?

p.s. Head gasket for my polini 75cc kit, do i need one???

Original von Stringy:

The following link is for a video clip from the Worb 5 website, it shows a strobe/timing light being used:

http://www.worb5.com/w5/main/tuning/zuendung/zuendung_blitzen.MPG

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Cheers for that stringy, i’m none the wiser though…

[:(]

To set the timing accurately you first need to find top dead centre (TDC), you can either make a piston stop out of an old spark plug or remove the cylinder head and use a dial gauge.

Once you have found it mark your engine case opposite the arrow on the flywheel (Use tippex or white paint as it shows up better).

Then using a timing disc or dial gauge you can make further marks on the engine casing corresponding to your desired degrees before top dead centre (BTDC).

You use the strobe/timing light to check the alignment of the arrow on the flywheel with the marks you made on the casing.

With the engine running the strobe ‚freezes‘ the marks, if they are not in line then you have to rotate the stator plate until they are.

Hope this helps!

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scotland/ireland

Original von pyperb: Hello,

Ive never set the timing on my scoot…how does one use a strobe?

Regards,

BP.

I’m still trying to work it out myself…

Here’s a start though. http://www.scooterhelp.com/tuning/vespa.malossi210.install.html#timing

or http://www.scooterhelp.com/tuning/vespa.polini.130.install2.html

Theres a guy selling them on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BRAND-NEW-AUTOMATIC-XENON-TIMING-LIGHT-LOW-P-P_W0QQitemZ7542472490QQcategoryZ11756QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

You will need to power it with a 12v battery, I use a similar one to time my engines, works fine!

[:drink:]

The following link is for a video clip from the Worb 5 website, it shows a strobe/timing light being used:

http://www.worb5.com/w5/main/tuning/zuendung/zuendung_blitzen.MPG

[:drink:]

Where are U from?

Original von Stringy:

Theres a guy selling them on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BRAND-NEW-AUTOMATIC-XENON-TIMING-LIGHT-LOW-P-P_W0QQitemZ7542472490QQcategoryZ11756QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

You will need to power it with a 12v battery, I use a similar one to time my engines, works fine!

[:drink:]

Cheers Stringy.

[H] [:dance2:] [:dance3:]

Hello,

Ive never set the timing on my scoot…how does one use a strobe?

Regards,

BP.

Original von Stringy: To set the timing accurately you first need to find top dead centre (TDC), you can either make a piston stop out of an old spark plug or remove the cylinder head and use a dial gauge.

Once you have found it mark your engine case opposite the arrow on the flywheel (Use tippex or white paint as it shows up better).

Then using a timing disc or dial gauge you can make further marks on the engine casing corresponding to your desired degrees before top dead centre (BTDC).

You use the strobe/timing light to check the alignment of the arrow on the flywheel with the marks you made on the casing.

With the engine running the strobe ‚freezes‘ the marks, if they are not in line then you have to rotate the stator plate until they are.

Hope this helps!

[:drink:]

Cheers stringy, i’ll get back to you when i’ve completed the mission, i’ve still gotta sort out my new cables, an stick my carb back on, the joys of small frame engines…

Cheers…

Brian.