Inside a Capacitor Discharge Ignition CDI
So the last few weeks I have been dealing with no start issues. I did the routine checks, fuses, air/fuel/spark. Found I wasn't getting spark, thought it was coils... Talked to a local used bike parts merchant who seems to know his stuff and he recommended the CDI may have blown. My stator has died a long time ago, and I've not had the time to fix it and its at least $500 in labor before parts for the stealership to do it. Anyways I have been using the charger on it usually on the 2 amp float charge. One morning I got impatient and put on the 50amp START mode and obviously that was a bad choice lol. So I got the coil tested and its still got continuity so I've got another CDI coming. Took the old one off today and here's some cool pics. I've seen on a thread or two that getting in to these is a pain so I naturally messed with it. I broke it in the process, big surprise, but with very gentle touch and a more useful tool than a screwdriver you could try to fix it yourself.
1990 VN750 Red and Black
Bought on 6/30/2012 w/ 13,230 miles
To Do List: Paint Front Rim, Acct- mcct mod
Done: Adjusted Float Bowls, R/R Replace and Relocate, Coastered, Ear Shave, Front/Rear Tire Change, Replaced Final Gear Seals, Splines Lubed, Relay Coil Mod, Replaced Fork Seals, Rebuilt Starter