Timing

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Pete C, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Pete C

    Pete C New Member

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    How do i ajust the timing on my 2005 883 sporster
     
  2. Brutal FXDX

    Brutal FXDX Active Member

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    Why does the timing need to be adjusted? Tell us some more about your bike and what type on symptoms it has first. Maybe something else is going on. The timing does not just change by itself
     
  3. Mad Dog Jim

    Mad Dog Jim Banned

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    I'm betting he bought new pipes or removed baffles or something. Short answer is $200 download at the dealer. Timing is computerized.
     
  4. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    #1 on the timing need more info
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    2005 sportster is a carbed bike and as such will have a simple ignition module so no download

    you will need a clear timing plug it is inserted at the bottom of the v between the cylinders on the right side of the engine remove the small circular cover on the right side of the bike plug a strobe light onto the front cylinder and a 12v source
    point the timing light at the clear timing plug and see if the timing marks line up if they dont loosen the pillar bolts on the ignition module under the round cover on the gearcase and adjust the position till the timing marks line up whilst using the strobe light
    If this is not enough info please let us know and also consider buying a service manual for your bike as it will have more detailed information about your bike

    Brian
     
  7. Mad Dog Jim

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    My bad - Saw 05' and ignored the rest.