So you adjust the Stator before you check the timing with the light ???In the timing specs it should give a figure in thousands of an inch BTDC for timing the engine. Put the dial indicator in the mag side sparkplug hole, find TDC and zero indicator gauge, then rotate the engine backwards a bit then forward until you get the proper thousands of an inch BTDC indication on the gauge. The marks on the flywheel and housing should line up at that point. Rotate the stator and tighten. If you have a timing light made for 2 strokes then you can use it to check the timing at the operating rpm. Most automotive timing lights are incapable of flashing at the ignition pulse speed found in 2 strokes.
Yes you adjust the stator so the marks line up when the piston is at the specified distance BTDC. After you tighten the stator at that position then you put it all together and check with a timing light if you have one that will work. Otherwise you just assume the pulses that come from the stator trigger the CDI at the proper time and therefore the timing is correct when it is running.So you adjust the Stator before you check the timing with the light ???
Yes and no. You need the marks to line up when the piston is at the proper distance BTDC and it is important to know that the marks are at the right place if you use a timing light because that sets the reference point. But if you had loosened the stator then you use the dial indicator to line up the marks. A small bit of piston travel changes the relation of the two marks to each other quite a bit so you have to be very precise.Do you just use the dial indicator to verify that the timing marks on the flywheel are in the right place ?