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Bike ran just fine Friday night after riding all day. Washed my bike Saturday morning & now it won't fire. Already checked the plugs for spark-none. What is more likely to go out first: An Ignition Control Module (CDI) box, or the Ignition Pulse Generator?

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    macthelost Aug 23, 2010

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It is a toss up. You can check the pulse generator with an Ohm meter. A nice dealer can give you the specification. You can test a CDI box with an Ohm meter , it can test good , and still be bad. The only good way to test a CDI is part swapping with another working bike. Most dealers will not let you return an electrical part and there is a restocking fee.

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