#1. "RE: need timing info for commando" In response to Reply # 0
Before you go messing with the timing go back to the basics.
For the engine to run you gotta have:
1. Air-pretty much a given.
2. Fuel-you said this thing been sitting 7 years. Unless it
was put away correctly aint no way those carbs aren't gummed
up. All you gotta do to check is pull the bowl (2 screws).
3. Compression-don't guess, test it. Gotta be at least 100PSI.
If its low put a spoonful of 90w oil in the cylinders and
let it soak.
4. Spark-at the right time-it was probably OK when the bike
was puy away, it didn't change by itself, unless the
points have become rusty or corroded.
At this point let us know whether or not you have any spark at all. Check those carbs, and, did you say what kind of ignition you have??