Dennis, glad to hear you're feeling better.Mucinex DM works wonders on this discomfort
Thinking it was allergy I took meds for that, BUT...
found out last night that DM is the Drug,
Rain in the PM again today, I rode to the hay barn to see how much is left in there though
Dennis,Dennis, glad to hear you're feeling better.
I would do the timing mod, I did it on my 01 750 Ace and I think it started easier and had a bit more pep. I didn't measure, but think I got at least a couple degrees as I didn't go completely crazy with filing the slots. I would measure the gap and be sure you have the same gap when done. I would flush the oil off with Brakleen 1st and wrap electrical tape around the pick-up part next time to prevent filings getting on the pickup while filing. Maybe not necessary, but cant hurt.Got the new turn signals on the way, Barnett clutch springs came yesterday.. thinking about the 4degree timing mod at the same time I change out the springs..anyone else done this mod? What are everyone's thoughts on that? I haven't decided yet.
Awesome! Thanks for the advice, getting all the tools together now.. hope to have everything done by tomorrow. BTW, did you change your sprockets, I read the timing mod works well with that, my sprockets are still stock..the bike doesn't feel "buzzy " to me at highway speeds, 70 mph and slightly above..I don't really push more than that anyway.I would do the timing mod, I did it on my 01 750 Ace and I think it started easier and had a bit more pep. I didn't measure, but think I got at least a couple degrees as I didn't go completely crazy with filing the slots. I would measure the gap and be sure you have the same gap when done. I would flush the oil off with Brakleen 1st and wrap electrical tape around the pick-up part next time to prevent filings getting on the pickup while filing. Maybe not necessary, but cant hurt.
Be sure of the direction and angle you're filing... mark the area with a marker maybe.
The springs were a definite improvement.
I have/had the 39T rear on both 750's, stock 17T front. I felt the 39 was better for me as I ride 2-up a lot, I don't feel I'd gain anything with the 38T except have to downshift more. I still have not gotten around to doing the Barnett springs and timing mod on the 03 though,,, Got 53 mpg average riding 2-up and loaded on my last trip on it.
Frank,Ok.i got the timing mod done, but while replacing the clutch springs one of the bolts to the release plate snapped off...dammit..don't know why it was so freekin tight. Or it just may have been weak over time..I ordered a new pressure plate and bolts( can't trust the other 3) but untill I can figure out how to get the clutch apart without the Honda clutch holder tool, I'm dead in the water... Wanted to get her back together this weekend and report any gains from the timing mod. Anyways, here is a pic of the completed mod..I did take pics of the process and will post them soon. View attachment 295896
I got it off, had to make sure the nut was completely unstaked and used a penny to lock the gears, and an air impact wrench..still took a little force, but I didn't rush and did it in short bursts..clutch discs and steels look good but the old springs were shot..just waiting on the pressure plate and bolts now..gonna take this time to clean up and paint the nasty or rusty bits.
The timing gear itself is 84.76mm and the pickup sensor trigger gear is67.20mm..hope this helps..I just measured the bolt holes for the sensor mount and elongated them..but a more scientific approach would probably be better..good luck.hey Grizzly, can you measure the diameter of the timing wheel at the pickup? Was trying to calculate the degrees, If it's 2-1/2" for ex: approximately every .022" you move it should add 1 degree of timing. I think...
By my calculations, 0.023" per degree.
Might have to file more and use an allen head bolt on the one closest to the pick-up body to get an actual 4 degrees., I really need to do my 03...
I decided since I'm waiting on parts, I may as well make a seat for her too.