My set up: '80 xs650 PAMCO with E-ADVANCE PMA (not hughs,was already installed on motor, but i do have one new in a box for another motor if i need to switch for some reason) BATTERYLESS system dual output coil mikuni vm34s open 1 1/2" exhaust Just finished my bike and it was doing just fine after my 100 mile shakedown run the other day. i noticed the clutch plates were a lil worn and had a little chain slap on the fender where i didnt notch it out enough, just little things here and there but the bike did just fine. so i put it up on the lift and chopped the fender, put new clutch plates on, new clutch cable, new oil and filter, noticed there was a little debri in my fuel lines (running internal tank filters) so i hooked up some inline glass filters as well. replaced all the gaskets on all the covers including the valve covers and where the timing rod goes through the motor (previous owner had none anywhere, just the head and base gasket). i marked my timing plate when i pulled everything out to replace that side. i get everything buttoned up, off the lift to go down the road n check the new clutch plates and BOOM! first kicked sounded like i had just shot my pistol. "well, that was weird" BOOM!! second kick just the same, at this point im waitin for the cops to get called. now keep in mind this was a 1-2 kick bike. i retard the timing a tad and then wham, kickback like crazy. i go a little more, a little more, a little more. i eventually run the timing from full advance to full retard. no go. cant get the bike to start. im afraid to keep going. i dont wanna mess anything up. everything ive read says timing but i dont know why it would be since i havent changed a thing. i attached pictures of everything i could think of. from how the plate is set up to the gaskets i put on.