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Does Ignitech bypass stator on a CDI bike?

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Greetings folks:

I am new to the group, although I have frequently visited as a guest to get tech info. I have read a lot about the Ignitech as a possible cure-all for CDI/Stator issues, but I don't fully understand how it works or where it fits into the overall electrical system once installed; i.e. does it transform the bike from a CDI to a TI ignition, and therefore by-pass the CDI or the stator?

Here is my problem: I have a 1981 CX500C that was running perfectly this past summer until it just died at a traffic light on my way home from work. It just flat cut-out and stopped running. The bike turns over but won't start. The carbs are fine beacuase I had them rebuilt when I bought the bike in order to get it running, and I put over a thousand miles on it before it quit running.

So far I have tried the following fixes: I bought an aftermarket CDI from and plugged it in - no change. I then bought a used CDI Pulser on-line, (not sure if the term is correct but it's the part that goes in the back engine cover) that supposedly came off a running bike, and I had a vintage bike mechanic install it - still no change. The mechanic thinks it is the main stator that is the problem since the bike isn't getting spark.

The person I bought the bike from had already cracked open the engine and replaced the stator just prior to my purchasing it, but I don't know if it was aftermarket, used, or re-wound. I am trying to avoid having to take the engine apart again to replace the stator if at all possible. That's why I'm asking if the Ignitech can fix the problem and avoid this.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Matt S. - Frederick Maryland.
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Thanks all for the useful intel. Hopefully it will lead to a resolution soon.

Allan - I purchased the aftermarket CDI from

All of their products are not readily searchable through the usual means but I was able to track down the part using their on-line chat help which was quick to respond. The original CDI on my bike is a black box unit stamped TIA02-14. Their replacement CDI is model (part number) 2230, and is sourced from Argetina. It was not cheap at $280, and until I can get my bike running and do a little plug and play with it I can't say if it is actually functional or not.
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