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Would anyone care to venture a guess on the probablility of, say, the stator or maybe the CDI box of an abandoned and neglected bike out in the weather still being in working order? For several years now, out on a back road that I occasionally travel, I can see from a distance what looks like the clone of my bike ('81 cx500 74K) leaning against a barn up to its valve covers in weeds. For the past year or so, I've suspected, just suspected, that my ignition system is getting tired and, with money tight, scoring a few parts on the cheap would make my day. Do you think it's worth knocking on the farmer's door or am I wasting my time? The guy just might take $20 and let me pull some parts. I know this bike hasn't moved a foot in at least five years. I'm in northern cal where the winters are wet but no snow, sleet or freezing...whaddya think?