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I was told the CDI unit on a 1980 Honda CX 500 is bad... how do I test it to be sure? Thanks

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Takes special equipment to test the CDI ... does your bike start? run? if not ... there is that possibility that who ever told you it is bad is correct.

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Bypassing the kill switch means removing the connection of the black / white wire either at the emergency stop switch (kill/run), ignition switch or preferably at the CDI connector.

Additionally, you can try:
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