How To Change Honda Motorcycle Points

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By Chris Gilliland

Recently replaced by electronically controlled ignition systems, contact breaker points-based ignitions have powered Honda motorcycles for years. Points operate mechanically as a lobe on the motor's crankshaft forces the point to open, creating a spark that is transmitted to the spark plug. Unlike their electronic counterparts, points offer a...

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Unscrew the mounting screws from the point cover and pull the cover and gasket free from the motor.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Remove the retaining screw that secures the first point to the point plate.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Loosen the nut from the terminal bolt at the base of the point and pull the condenser leads off of the terminal. Discard the point.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Connect the condenser lead to the new point's terminal bolt, slotting the lead between the flat washer and the insulator on the terminal bolt. Tighten the terminal nut.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Place the new point onto the point plate and loosely tighten the retaining bolt.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Adjust the point gap and tighten the retaining bolt. Refer to your owner's manual or service manual for specific gap adjustment details.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Replace the point cover and gasket, tightening the mounting bolts to secure the cover in place.

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