Need a Timing Light . . .

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schrader7032
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Need a Timing Light . . .

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I used to have a Craftsman, the kind that required you to put a spring extender on the plug tip and then reattach the plug cap. The clip on the timing light then connected to the spring. Not a fun thing to use on a hot engine.

I finally got the induction type, with a small clamp that goes around the spark plug wire down near the cap. It's a Sears brand, bought quite a few years ago, like maybe 10-12. Looks like model 161.2137...12v. Wasn't very expensive as I recall. I would steer away from the ones that allows you to dial in the light...never really understood the purpose of that. It complicates the light and makes it more expensive.

To use it on my /2, I have to use a standalone 12v battery or else park my bike close to another vehicle.

Kurt in S.A.
Kurt in S.A.
'78 R100/7 '69 R69S '52 R25/2

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VBMWMO
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Need a Timing Light . . .

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I'm looking to purchase a timing light - can anyone provide any input on a good one to purchase, or one to steer clear from? I've read the new Craftman lights are not as durable as they were in the good ole days.

Thanks in Advance-

John Eckenrode
Dedicated to the Preservation of Classic and Antique BMW Motorcycles.

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