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No fire with I box on 01 katana

No fire with new CDI box on 01 katana

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Make sure your battery volts while cranking is above 10.5 volts dc. Even if the bike sounds like it's cranking fine, if it's not above 10.5 while cranking the ignition system will not spark.

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