points setting


New Member
Earlier this year I got my 1969 ct90 running really well. Set points at .015 and timing with engine running is dead on. Then I read here that .016 is suggested. I would like to know what the advantage is. I'm hoping to hear a little improvement in top end.

I also learned a valuable lesson. Do not tip bike to left side while cover is off. Ruined a brand new garage carpet.


Well-Known Member
In the shop manuals for the CT70, it says to set between .012-.016, but doesnt say why or whats best. Setting @.016 will make the top end speed alot better than .012. It simply is a better timing advance.