The very best performance from an engine can only be obtained if the ignition timing is correctly set. Over-advanced ignition will make the engine difficult to start and will refuse to run evenly at low speeds. In extreme cases, pre-ignition may occur which will rapidly destroy the piston crown(s). Retarded ignition can result in overheating, sluggish performance, poor fuel consumption and starting may become more difficult.
This magneto static timing light uses a custom designed electronic circuit and an LED indicator to show exactly when the points are starting to open. This makes setting the ignition timing an easy, precise operation. Powered by 3 AA batteries (included), this magneto static timing light comes ready to use and
will work on all types of magneto and battery/coil ignition circuits too.
Why can’t I use a piece of cigarette paper between the points?
Well, you can – but you need an extra hand to tell when the paper has come loose and will never be as accurate as this magneto static timing light. The LED will be on when the points are open and will be off when they are closed – it’s as simple as that!
Why can’t a simple battery and bulb be used to do the same job?
In a magneto ignition circuit the points, condenser and primary winding of the magneto armature are all in parallel. Current in a circuit will always flow via the easiest path. This will be through the points if they are closed, or through the primary winding if they are open. Either way, the bulb will stay on whether the points are open or not! Try it and see!
Yes, the battery and bulb method can be used on a coil ignition system provided the wire from the points to the HT coil is disconnected first – use this magneto static timing light instead and leave the wiring alone!
HOW TO BUY:
These static timing lights can be purchased direct from us, the designers and manufacturers. For all customers, both in the UK and overseas, this price includes postage/packing. There is no more to pay, everyone pays the same all inclusive price wherever they are located. A full invoice will be included with all purchases. Payment can be taken using PayPal by clicking on the Buy Now button below.