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CANCEL ON THE IGNITECH ISSUE. IT STARTED FINALLY. HAVE OTHER ISSUES BELOW.



I installed my IGNITECH unit today and tried to start the cycle using the electric starter button. It would not start like this. So I rolled it down the driveway and it fired right up. I drove it around the block (what amazing power!) and drove home. It still will not start electrically. I have been having sporadic problems with it not starting electrically anyway, so I was not too surprised. But it ALWAYS starts after a few tries when this occurs, and now it does not. Any thoughts? Is my sporadic starting problem now permanent? Or did I hook up something wrong? My guess is that nothing is hooked up wrong because I followed the instructions EXACTLY and I believe that the cycle would not run at all if this were so. Also there are two wires that are no longer hooked to anything on my bike that go into one dual connector. Is this normal? And what about the green grounding wire that once was hooked up to the CDI anchor bolts? Does it need to be hooked up with the new unit?

***EDIT****WHEN THE CYCLE WILL NOT START IF I SLOWLY ROLL IT BACKWARD OR FORWARD WITH THE IGNITION OFF, THEN ENGAGE THE GEAR SO THAT THE CYCLE "JERK STOPS", IT WILL START ELECTRICALLY AFTERWARDS. I MUST FIGURE OUT WHY.
 

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Have you checked the Neutral safety switch? It's opposite the gear shifter (bottom right side at the rear of the engine) The one on my spare engine was corroded and looked ready to break. .
 

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With the ignitec you'll have one plastic connector that doesn't plug into anything, and I'm pretty sure the green ground wire should still be screwed to ground.  Other than that, not sure, I'd start with above and check neutral switch first.









Have you looked at the other Ignitec thread?  There's some pictures of the wiring and where things get hooked up that might help you double check and make sure nothings wrong there.
 

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I did think of the neutral safety switch but I did not know where it was. I also missed out on a good buy on a CX500 shop manual in Ebay recently. It would have helped. The bike starts every time in the manner described above when this problem occurs, so there has to be a connection. Oddly it actually has gotten WORSE since the box was installed, but I rode the Hell out of the cycle this week, so it is likely related to that.
 

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there are two wires that are no longer hooked to anything on my bike that go into one dual connector. Is this normal?



Yep those are the blue and white wires from the stator that previously

powered the CDI box

Ignore them now you have an Ignitech



And what about the green grounding wire that once was hooked up to the CDI anchor bolts? Does it need to be hooked up with the new unit?



Not with the Ignitech unit which grounds at the stator

but it does need to be attached to the frame or the bikes electrical systems

will have no ground and that is quite possibly contributing ro your starting problem.



Edit:

It sounds as if you have had a few connection issues

for while. so a good look over and clean up is advised

Grounding us as important as supply remember, so check those green wires and battery neg lead at both ends
 

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Remember for all intents and purposes your bike/engine is now a TAI(Transistor Advanced Ignition) unit.These require a fully charged and in 100% good condition battery to be fully serviceable unlike the older CDI engines that can be fired up even without a battery.



The Ignitech unit requires good power from the battery to start.
 

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there are two wires that are no longer hooked to anything on my bike that go into one dual connector. Is this normal?



Yep those are the blue and white wires from the stator that previously

powered the CDI box

Ignore them now you have an Ignitech
These should be capped, though. They're still putting out voltage, and could arc to something under the seat.



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