I’ll have to get the pic later but it’s yellow to yellow and blue to blue coils to points. Each has a condenser wire going in. Running without a kill switch so the black and white wires are getting power from a dedicated power line in.
Valves were done on LT and T (I’m going to double check that this weekend) to my recollection.
For points to open I had the LF mark going CCW to indicator mark and used my finger on the spark hole to get suction. Set the left spark, then rotated CCW 180° and set right point. I assumed it goes (left compression right compression left exhaust right exhaust) in order.
I’ll have to check the piston spark plug view out this weekend too.
^^^ that could be it.
Which point is the yellow wire? Right or left?
Which coil is the yellow wire? When sitting on the bike, right or left?
What doode is asking is:
Does the front-most point's wire (left point) go to the coil whose plug wire is on the left cylinder's spark-plug?
Typically this is the Yellow wire, but as coils can be swapped on the bracket AND the bracket can be mounted with the plug wires "aiming" at the front wheel or back towards the carbs, there's a lot of chances for errors in simply matching color to color..........You can also be off 180 degrees by using the exhaust stroke's LT alignment to set the points, OR the breaker cam could be 180 off on the advance unit.......We simply need to eliminate the erroneous possibilities.....
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I see now what you meant, yellow wire is left side coil and left point, blue is right side and right point. I see how that could get mixed up but, I haven’t changed the coils around or the point order from when it was running. I’ll post a pic to ensure later on.
It could as be as simple as the Breaker Cam was installed 180 out of phase.
Easy to do I've done it and everything LOOKS good but won't run.
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Quick update here and thanks mainly to sprint. (Not discrediting everyone else, he answered my call and helped me to diagnose the issues step by step) Woodruff key sheared. Waiting on an OEM replacement and then going to have to back track a little to make sure everything is timed right. Hoping it was just the stator alternator slipped and not the cam being off. If so, pulling her back out to get it done properly.
I know it can happen, but I personally have never seen it - and for me, it's hard to imagine a scenario where it could get loose enough to move enough to shear the key... but I suppose after a few less-than-knowledgeable POs have come and gone, any possible starter clutch "repairs" done along the way could contribute to the possibility. Great that you figured it out and not at all surprised that Steve was the reason. It also explains other things along the way, like suction while approaching LF/LT...
I may have screwed something up. I had it running but the timing chain was off two teeth, it appeared, so I brought it back down to check everything out and replace the head gasket. It has to have been something I did. Just hoping it’s not a more serious problem I caused when I split the cases. Trying to backtrack all of my work and get it running right though.
I did an engine where the rotor had slipped out of place. Turned out it was a couple teeth off and the left piston got stuck on the intake valve. Not happy about that!