Hi all, hoping to start my Mk11 Sq4 tomorrow after total rebuild and have been running everything through my head in case I have missed/forgotten something. Just wondering if everyone is still setting timing to TDC taking into account modern fuels?
Amongst my collection are quite a few A10's. I have dyno tuned eight of them, with the same result every time: For the cast iron head bikes, factory timing called for 32 degrees BTDC. Best results on the dyno were at 30 degrees BTDC. For the alloy head bikes (RR and SR's), factory specification is 35 degrees BTDC. Best results were with 32 - 33 BTDC.
Conclusion; 2 degrees retarded on factory settings gave best performance; this could be a consequence of modern fuels?