Question about 1985 Honda VT 500 C Shadow
I have eliminated everything else as to why my rear ignition coil wont get spark, so im 99% sure it is a problem with the cdi box. are there any cheaper ways to fix a cdi box?
Posted by Anonymous on
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!
Posted on Jun 09, 2014
Why don't you switch the plugs and try. It might be a faulty(shorted) plug which is not giving a spark despite change of coils..............sodeep
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
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."
SOURCE: 1983 honda shadow vt750c. not
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.
Posted on Apr 11, 2013
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