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Can you use an ordinary steel feeler gauge to set the gap?
Gosh, I sure hope so - cause that's what I used!

I used the three handed approach for the install: Hand one puts the feeler gauge between the coil & rotor, hand two uses a larger flat head to put pressure on the coil bracket wedging into the feeler gauge, and hand three tightens up the philips screw. Wash, rinse, and repeat for the bottom screw.

Truth be told, if you had your 0.020 or 0.018 feeler out of it's pack by itself, the coil magnet would just hold in in place for you, but I hate putting those dang feeler gauges back in sequential order...

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I had wondered about this for a while because I recall seeing feeler gauge sets for sale in mail flyers, with one brass blade for some particular purpose involving a magnet. Glad I don`t need the brass blade, because I don`t have one!

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Little bit confused on this. I have looked at the pictures many times. I see the point of opening the bolt hole to allow the coil bracket to slide to the right some. But what is the nub you keep referring to? I am in the middle of doing a stator change the hard way and find this shall be an easy task to do with the case off the bike.

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Little bit confused on this. I have looked at the pictures many times. I see the point of opening the bolt hole to allow the coil bracket to slide to the right some. But what is the nub you keep referring to? I am in the middle of doing a stator change the hard way and find this shall be an easy task to do with the case off the bike.
I may be wrong, but if you look at the close up pic of the coil, you'll see 3 raised spots which form a semi-circle around each bracket screw head. I believe these are the said "nubs." Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

The inner most "nub" -- if knocked off -- previously achieved what is now accomplished with shaving down the bracket and not removing the "nub" according to the OP.

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I may be wrong, but if you look at the close up pic of the coil, you'll see 3 raised spots which form a semi-circle around each bracket screw head. I believe these are the said "nubs." Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

The inner most "nub" -- if knocked off -- previously achieved what is now accomplished with shaving down the bracket and not removing the "nub" according to the OP.

John
X2^^^^ That is exactly the way I understand it johnm.

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X2^^^^ That is exactly the way I understand it johnm.
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Thanks I had to re-read that one as well as the write up with no pics. Will be doing this mod before I put everything back in. Hopefully I will have no more issues with anything electrical.

+1 for a great write up with pics!!!

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this forum just gets better and better, thanks man!!!!!

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acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

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stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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This is a great write up. I may try this soon, but I have a question- other than potentially advancing the timing slightly for better acceleration, does this assist in cold start ups in any way? In a different post I heard someone say that it helps with hot restarts. If it helps on cold starts, heck, I'll do this tomorrow. Anything that takes stress of my bat and starter in the winter is a super plus in my book.
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WOW even starts better cold

I just completed my pickup coil gap mod.
It is too cold and dark to go for a spin and get the bike hot but I even notice a difference on a cold start.

I went with clipping off the nub.
My only issue was I stripped the head on one screw before I went and purchased an impact screw driver. Those heads are very soft metal. If you don't have one I recommend getting one to break the screws loose. Will save a bit of

I got a new screw and also use some blue loctite on the threads.
I will take the girl out for a long ride tomorrow and see how she does.

My initial problem was she could be difficult to start when she was hot.

BTW: This was a very nice write up. Spot on on everything.

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