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1986 Honda Shadow VT500 I need a CDI box

Was trying to see why my Honda shadow vt500 was not running and when I took the seat off I see the two connections that were for the CDI spark units were clipped off and I figured that is why the bike will not start grabbed my screw driver and did the old trick to see if I was getting spark and you cannot get any spark at all and with those connections clipped I assume that is why the bike will not start

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SOURCE: CDI Unit for Honda Baja (2003) - Black Color bike.

Get on the web and GOOGLE " motorcycle salvage honda ".
If you can't find the CDI unit there you won't find it.

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I have the CDI.
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SOURCE: will a two cdi box system work on a wire harness

No it will not work.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

Testimonial: "Quick answer. Wish i knew why they won't work though, same year bikes and make other than mine is a vt500c the other is a vt500 both 1985."


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HELLO; No, the 87- 89 are only for those years, yamaha changed the wireing looms three or four times I can't remmember, youll have to get one for your year of quad for it to work right. Check on line for a used one or new at better than dealer price. GOOD LUCK.....GREASY.

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SOURCE: 1989Fzr6 3he bike/ 1995 4jh engine

does the bike have a fuel pump?what carbs are you running ?are the carbs in sync?

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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