First post here - I have just completed installing the Boyer Bransden Ignition on my 1976 Yamaha xs650 project bike according to the instruction sheets but despite my best efforts the timing seems to be way off and I can't get the bike to even idle so that I can set the timing. The bike was running, rough, before I installed the ignition system but would at least idle. I have confirmed that I have good spark and fuel. Since I don't currently have a good battery I was using an old battery but had large jumper cables from my truck connected so that I could try and get it up and running. Unfortunately trying to use a timing light was just way to sporadic. Couple questions. 1) I centered the white dot on the trigger magnets below the magnetic pickup plate with the timing set at the total lead position. But the timing seems to be off is it normal for this to be out by 30 or 40 degree's??? 2) When the trigger magnet rotates I can feel it making contact with the bars on the magnetic pickup plate, is this normal at first? 3) Is there a chance that I am off by 180 degrees? 4) What do you recommend for a battery, looking for something good?