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My 2004 Honda Shadow will not start. I have changed the spark plugs, wires, ingnition coils and now I'm left with the CDI module. The bike turns over but no spark. Is there a way to test it before I buy a new one. They are expensive. Help Please

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  • wenie tapales
    wenie tapales Aug 21, 2015

    maybe your stator coil is not working. this is the source of electical current that passes going to CDI,ignition coil,and to the spark plug to produce spark

  • wenie tapales
    wenie tapales Aug 21, 2015

    or else check the ignition switch maybe isnt working

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I would get a test light and check if i had power to my coil and to my cdi module .You more than likely lost powerto one of them .those cdi last for every. check your switch make sure you got power there to. Hope this help

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Hi there I'm stuck I don't know how to check the


Sorry but they either work or they dont.
If yours isn't working, replace it.
But before you replce it consider checking the other components, because ign mods are exspensive.
it sounds like you've been already checking the other stuff. heres what i'd check if your bike came to my shop.
1. battery fully charged, and can take a load. (weak batteries = weak ign power)
i have a bike that won't fire at all with weak battery. Make sure battery is good.
2. check for spark at plugs, make sure plugs are good. Pull plugs and turn motor over.
rest plug next to head and turn over, do not touch the plug while turning over
or you can be shocked.look for spark.
if you have spark , then you ign mod is working.
if no spark, then check #3
3. power to coils. check the power going into coils,
if power but no spark, then coil is bad.
if no power. check #4
4. power to coils comes from a ignition system ( points/ cdi /ign. module)
there is a stator and a rotor. and a signal generator. on your motor
the signal generator wire sends a signal to the cdi, every time the rotor rotates.
the ignition system (ign.mod) sends power to coil.
so if no signal to the cdi, then signal generator is bad
if signal going into cdi but not sending the power to the coils then the cdi/ ign. mod is bad.

Hope that helps
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I too have a 1087 Honda Shadow and after we rebuilt, cleaned and painted the bike, it would not spark.

Behind the battery, check the CDI box. Look inside and shake upside down, looking for the presence of water. Once we completley dried out the unit. The bike runs like a champ.

the other day I rode in the rain for 160 miles. Engine died. Went to the CDI, water was there. Dried it out and again the bike runs fine. I am going to seal my cdi unit now. and hopefully the problem will not come back.

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