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Just put my new Ignitech on my bike last week it was charging fine before that. This week it isn't charging and I'm sad. I'm going to switch back to my old CDI just to see if my unit is somehow defective... more info after work
 

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The CDI/Ignitech has no bearing on the charging function. It's possible your stator just chose this moment to crap out, but start by verify the connection of the three yellow wires under the seat.



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The ignitech just feeds off the battery. Nothing else. If you're having charging issues check the 3 yellow wires as suggested.



And you should also put a multi meter on it and see what kind of power it's kicking out.
 

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Also make sure that the ground wire is bolted back to the frame. I had a charging problem after installing ignitech and i just forgot to reconnect the yellow wires
Good luck
 

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It started charging again today. I don't understand how? It's the magic bike it fixes itself!
 

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It started charging again today. I don't understand how? It's the magic bike it fixes itself!
Clean the connectors on the yellow wires. If they're making intermittent contact, the arching can generate a lot of heat. Folks have had the connectors melt before.



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f they're making intermittent contact, the arching can generate a lot of heat.



Very true

I Know some folk have actually used solder joints instead of terminals as its

a potential trouble spot.

Mine kept getting hot and in the end I cut back back the cables and remade all the

connections with new terminals.



Intermittent faults are often due to bad connections

its the bikes way of asking for some attention
 

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I found my problem! My bike has some wiring issues... wrong black power wire I have an extra one off my battery to power a relay for my airhorn.



My Ignitech was draining my battery when my key was off! I had the key out wiring in new rear turn signals and there was this high pitched buzzing humming noise coming from it. It sounded like a mosquito or housefly stuck in a flytrap. When I checked my power wire for my brake light, I realized it was attached to the other black wire.



These things must draw a bunch of juice... it was down to 10 Volts overnight...
 

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Lister "kens97s" did the same thing, someone had replaced the black wire with a red one on his bike.



He even had a youtube video up trying to figure out why he was getting that high pitched whine from the unit.
 
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