Hey y'all, I'm very confused. Put the motomatic kit on my Starflite, and I finally got her running the other day, but it was running backwards. A little research and removing the rotor I saw the key was sheared and gouged the rotor, probably made the timing way the eff off. No idea when I did that little number on it. But anyway got a new key and magneto, reinstalled, and now I'm trying to adjust the timing. Already set the points gap.
My problem is that when I set the motor position to ~20deg BTDC (a good starting point as I've read, though nobody talks about the 60cc kit timing), my points are just starting to close and I believe per my manual that they should just be starting to open at this point with clockwise motion. See first image, with key position at almost 2 o'clock and points at 12 o'clock. This is ~20 BTDC, and the bulge on the rotor that opens the points is centered on that key, so you can imagine this is the tail end of open points. The 2nd image is the position at which the points just start to open, which is like, idk 90deg BTDC. So like is my stator upside down or something? In the Bat manual the stator is positioned such that points are at 12 o'clock, and when I had this all stock I believe it was situated like that as well.
Such confusing. Much misunderstanding.