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I have been working on my 81 cx500c, I have been having issues at higher rpms, I also have a complete 83 cx650 in boxes in my garage.

I was wondering if the cdi an coils would work off the 83 cx650 on the 81 cx500. I want to test these parts out an was hoping they would be compatible.

Does anyone have a parts list that would show what would work an what wouldnt?
 

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The 650 would be Transistorized Ignition(TI), the 1981 has a CDI, they are two different systems and they or the coils are not interchangeable.



Unless someone modified one (possibly the 81 to use TI.)



The 81 would have a box under the seat(the CDI,black or gold colored), the 650 has two spark units.See the photo below by DaveF.

Two square boxes in upper right.





The CDI coils have one small wire going to them from the CDI, the TI coils have two small wires on them.
 
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