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Old 30-01-2017, 01:01 PM
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I noticed that you have a manual advance/retard lever and if this is set wrong it can cause stalling under load/pinking and overheating if used wrongly. On wartime BSA WM20's they had two different advance/retard systems - Tight wire or slack wire - This means that on one system pulling the lever back (tightening the wire) advances the ignition whereas on the other the lever is pushed forward (slack wire) to advance the ignition. I don't know what system your bike uses so it would be best to check which it is. If it is slack wire, the ignition may be too stiff to advance and thus you (the bike ignition that is) are too retarded ans won't rev and may stall......

See below for optimum starting procedure, not quite the same as turning a key and pressing a button.....

Been riding for 40 years and my arse is really sore

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