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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:31 pm 
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Thanks for the help Jim and Moo! :D

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:17 pm 
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Glad to help! I will stump for Jim. If you dont have his boxes yet, get em. Stock still is all failing.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:30 pm 
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The one that failed was Jim's box but it was 5 yrs old. Thank goodness I had my old stocker.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:33 pm 
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You sure it was a full five? Was it a rebuild, or a single box?

Edit: I found the information, it was a rebuild in early 2012. Send me an email please, so I can work something out to help.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:16 pm 
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Email sent to you Jim. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:41 pm 
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Got it. I'll get you going again, Evans.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:48 pm 
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Jim, does the too high voltage from the original voltage regulator end up killing the CDI boxes?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:00 pm 
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No, the ignition system is powered by magneto coils in the alternator, which are completely separate from the 12v system. An H2 or a late H1 will run with no battery installed.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:31 pm 
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I was asked by Jim to ship back the CDI to him. He tested it and it passed every test working flawlessly! Must have been a bad ground somewhere on my bike? Anyway, a big shout up and props to Jim for his excellent customer service! :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:22 pm 
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disconnecting the ignition boxes and not draining that capacitors will kill the boxes if you refit and try to kick start, they somehow get double charged and blow the thyristor. .

A good ignition system will fire by removing the plugs and putting a 13mm wrench on the rotor and turning by hand, even a light kick with no plugs will / should produce a healthy spark

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