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RE: CX500 starting problems
|RE: CX500 starting problems|
|ED said 2007-01-13 18:48|
I have a similar problem. My bike has 54,000 miles. It has been running as strong as ever. Suddenly, it started running very bad and would die at idle. Then it just wouldn\\\īt start. The engine would turn over, but there was no spark to the plugs. Obviously, an electrical problem.
I don\\\īt believe both coils will die at the same time. I have a new, never used CDI unit. I replaced the unit in th ebike with the new unit. Still no spark. I put the old unit back in. I tested the advance pulsar. Everything is within Honda spec. I tested the stator. The specs for the White to Blue reading are 77 to 95 ohms. I got 53. The specs for the Green to White is 315 to 385 ohms. I got 276. All other readings were within Honda specifications.
Am I correct in diagnosing the problem as a bad stator? Changing the stator requires removing the engine from the bike. I don\\\īt want to do this if it isn\\\īt necessary. I can buy a new stator and regulating/rectifier from Electrex. Any opinions on that?
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