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I have a 1980 xs650. where are the engine numbers

I have a 1980 xs650. where are the engine numbers and how can I tell if it's a "points" engine or has a CDI ? Thank You.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    it is CDI, have u contacted the dealer on the VIN?

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My guess is that a 1980 is points. Look in the area where the cam shaft should be.. Look for a round or oval cover with phillips screws. Pop it off.

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