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PMA Timing Tab - Got the simple solution for you!

Discussion in 'Shops' started by Punkskalar, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Punkskalar

    Punkskalar Hugh's HandBuilt

    I know that not all XS650's come with the removeable timing tab on the Alternator. Some folks (including myself) have been just making scribes/marks on the side cover with a sharpie/dremel/etc... I drew these up in Cad so they are perfectly degree'd to the Factories recommended Ignition Timing and Full Advance...

    All you gotta do is clean the OEM side cover with a non-greasy solvent, apply this sticker, set the engine to TDC and make a corresponding mark on your PMA flywheel to TDC and you are set.

    These are currently available with the complete PMA kit or the hardware kit, but if there is enough demand, I'll make some more up for you folks :thumbsup:


    Thanks for all your support - Hugh
  2. MiniDanzig

    MiniDanzig XS650 Addict

    hah so simple but saves time. if i already purchased the PMA components from you could i throw you a few bucks for just a sticker?
  3. Punkskalar

    Punkskalar Hugh's HandBuilt

    Anyone who has already purchased a PMA kit from HHB can just send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope and I'll take care of ya... No extra cost to you :bike:

    Send an SASE to:

    Hugh Owings
    7 Robinwood Ave
    Asheville NC 28806

    Make sure you include a note stating that you want a Timing Sticker (and I'll toss some of the other Hugh's HandBuilt stickers in there with em - :thumbsup:)
  4. Shakey

    Shakey XS650 Addict

    Hi Hugh, looks good - would this work for a PMA setup on a 277 rephased engine with Pamco? I'm struggling to get my head around how to mark up the new rotor with timing marks that can be used to dynamically set timing...
    Any thoughts?
  5. Punkskalar

    Punkskalar Hugh's HandBuilt


    Yes, I use them on my rephased engines... Set the #1 cylinder to TDC, make a corresponding mark on the flywheel, and you are good to go...
  6. phaedrus

    phaedrus XS650 Enthusiast

    Soooo I just saved that pic file, opened in MS paint, cropped everything that isn't the sticker, and resized to 150%. Set the Page Options to NOT auto scale to 1x1 page and printed in portrait aspect. A lil silicone glue and Bob's your uncle, as they say.
    Scaled_Timing_Sticker.jpg IMG_0554.JPG
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  8. I'd buy three or four from you. Let me know if u have any!

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