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dontwantapickle wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:43 pm
mikenixon wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:11 pm Every Dyna S rotor made for a vintage Honda I have seen has been larger in diameter than the stock rotor. Maybe in recent years this has changed. Are yours aluminum?
maybe their QC has gotten better, I don't know, But.....

Dyna S aluminum rotor:
dyna rotors2.jpg
Stock Honda rotor:
dyna rotors3.jpg
Just for my sanity Mike, being English I have never worked in decimal inches or used a digital caliper with a readout like yours.

In your pictures the Dyna rotor has a smaller number shown than the stock, how does this make it larger?

Apologies in advance for being so dense!
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Those were my pics, and yes, the dyna did measure just a hair smaller,
but for all practical purposes...
they are the same.

.8090 in. = 2.05486 cm.
.8095 in = 2.05613 cm.
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5speed wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:06 am so for us newbies..we can expect a "setting timing for dummies" post soon?
I was fortunate enough to find the magic wand online. :mrgreen:
I just completed a how-to booklet.

https://www.motorcycleproject.com/text/ ... ition.html
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mikenixon wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:30 pm So you have one of those! Cool! :) Kind of acts like the reticule on a scope, doesn't it.
put one of those sight glasses on mine in errr about 1978... put on a prestolite maybe a year later, and yes you have to set them correctly, but after that life is nice
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as a long sufferer on the timing scene i am overjoyed with the new book. now I don.t have too read all these posts on minutia on sub-miniate of highly technical jargon. my goal is only one - ride a well tuned bike! why tie the flies- just catch the fish//thxs mike
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