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Newbie biker here. Got myself a 1980 CX500D Cafe and had a blast this summer!

Unfortunately my stator just went. 9/5 source coil low speed. :cry:

With basic... like majorly basic wrenching experience, I'm glad to have found this forum! Been reading lots, and foresee my CX in pieces in the garage this winter. Will I get it back together by spring? We'll soon see.

Ride safe! Ride on!!!
 

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Welcome to the forum.
If the 9/5 coil is the only failure you could install an Ignitech ignition without the need to remove the engine from the frame. A Rae-San ignition could also be installed although that is more difficult to install with the engine in the frame.
 

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Simple install. Music to my ears. Sounds too good to be true… sends power to ignition coils straight from the battery eh? Any recommendations on where a Canadian should buy one of these magical components?
 

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Cant help from the local suppliers, I'm in Australia, but got mine from ebay from a custom builder that was doing several Cxs.....
But also have bought from ignitech directly.
Me I'd be hesitant to buy a used unit UNLESS I know the person, or at least was a reputable seller....

Fellow Canadians and USA members will probably give you best local info.
 

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It doesn't affect power from the source coil but if not kept in adjustment can lead to cam chain failure and possible bearing damage due to filings caused by the loose cam chain.
 

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Makes sense. Noted! Cheers Mike! Funny thing is my cam chain tensioner o-ring is leaking. Engine out job to change that tiny thing. I figured, I’d never get an opportunity to replace it. Looks like I’ll get to do now eh?
 

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An Ignitech unit will allow you to continue applying sealant to the adjustment bolt.
 

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Sealant as per #11 will work....
Just make sure you follow the FSM and dont losen that adjusting bolt beyond whats specified....and dont overtighten it....else it will be engine out....
 
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