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Where is the cdi box located on 1983 honda shadow vt500

It's a 1983

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    Gerald Glore Aug 16, 2015

    Its between the battery box and air box under the seat



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Possibly either behind one of the side covers (CDI might be attached to battery holder)
Or possibly under the tank bolted to frame.
Good Luck with it.
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Posted on Oct 06, 2015


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SOURCE: will a two cdi box system work on a wire harness

No it will not work.

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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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SOURCE: i am trying to locate a cdi / ignitor box for a

I have one off of a 1986 honda shadow. It works 100%. Call me Chaz 818-274-6916

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SOURCE: 1984 VT 500 C Shadow: 1983 honda shadow -starts and runs, seems to miss ...

The fuel filter is in the tank on the petcock and is self cleaning. I suspect you have bad spark plug caps on your bike the cap is part of the wire. If you remove the wire and take a reading with an ohm meter, the cap should read 5000 ohms . Anything above or below and you should replace the cap. This is probably causing the slight miss.

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SOURCE: 1983 honda shadow 500 blinker relay location ?

under the tank or in some undr the seat

Posted on Jun 15, 2010


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SOURCE: 1983 honda shadow vt750c. not

im getting the same issue ! no spark to any of the plugs, and all plugs are new, engine cranks but does not fire up!! :( it was running just a couple days ago! maybe need a stronger battery ???
(1983 honda vt 750 c shadow)

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I have a 1985 honda shadow vt500c, and like many others before me, im in need of a cdi box, or a fix to a broken cdi box, the used ones on line are a bit pricey for my wallet.

Unfortunately, the ONLY thing you can do is replace the cdi box....what REALLY sucks is that those cdi boxes were only used by Honda for 2 years...85 & 86...all the other years/bikes had MUCH cheaper units on them...And DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT waste your time on a USED part that is 30 years old!!! There is NO WAY to test a cdi box!!! Bite the bullet & buy a NEW one if you want to fix it & forget it.....there are new ones available online from a company in the UK for about $259.00 I speak from personal experience with this EXACT issue & once you replace the cdi box, that bike will run (providing everything else is good)

Best of luck!


Jun 07, 2014 | 1985 Honda VT 500 C Shadow

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1983 honda shadow vt750c. not getting spark. power to coils. plugs are good. is there a way to bypass the cdi boxes so i don't have to use them

Dis-connect the negative connection from the the top of the motor and check for corrosion. The bike with not fire if it isn't getting a good ground. I have a 1983 750 shadow would not start dumped a lot of parts into it before I found the corroded connection.

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