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Hi,

I get some backfire at times when turning over to start my '78 CX500. Sometimes it fires right up. When she does start its like nothing is wrong... good power throughout the whole range, idles fine. I will turn it off and try to start again and sometimes will not start and just turn over... Long story short, I suspected the stator, which was recently replaced about 3K miles ago. The white to ground resistance is out of whack (4.5K ohms). I do not want to deal with the engine yank again if possible. I have been reading about these ignitech CDIs and am curious if that does not use the white/blue wires... Can I just replace the CDI with the ignitech and avoid a stator replacement. The battery still charges fine so that part of the stator is OK. If this is feasible, what is the initech part number?



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Yes you can replace the cdi with the ignitech and then the blue/white connector coming from the engine is plugged or taped off. As long as the charging circuit is doing it's job you will be fine.



Ignitech's are from the Czech Republic and Cobram/steve does a few group buys on them a year. Look in the selling section he might have one left.
 

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Got the ignitech installed. problem solved..... white wire and blue wire will taunt me no more! Heck of a lot easier than replacing a stator....
 

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Had a feeling it would fix things. It almost pays to have one around just as a test tool. I have taken mine off a few times now to help people. The last bike ran so so and idled decently but not good. Once the ignitech was hooked up it idled better and ran like a nitrous kit was thrown on it.
 
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