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@chris wastell wrote:

My ’38 model only starts at full advance. I run it like that all time only retarding it to stop the engine. Cleverer men than I have recommended on here before, running at fully advanced all the time. So maybe your Binks needs adjusting?

If it were recommended to run always on full advance then wouldn’t Scott have fitted fixed timing ignition? You need to be able to retard it for starting and under load, like hill climbing.
If you retard it to stop the engine then the ignition timing “window” must be way out of sync with the movement of the cam ring.

My bike has a mark (on the handlebar lever) for full advance, and another for full retard, both marks taken from the movement of the cam ring, and it will run anywhere within these marks.