87 XL600R Spark trouble???

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by raylo8558, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. raylo8558

    raylo8558 n00b

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    Ok so I found an XL600R and the lady told me that I could have it if I could get it out of her yard. This bike has seen better days indeed. Engine has excellent compression. I noticed that the bike needed a new stator from the start so I have already installed a new one. I am getting fire to my cdi unit, but nothing is coming from it....OK, here is the bad....there is no ignition switch and someone has wired it up some other type of way....i know that the ignition and kill switch ground the cdi to shut the bike down.....my question is how do I find if my cdi is indeed bad?...any help will be appreciated.
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  2. raylo8558

    raylo8558 n00b

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    ok...an update ...the kill wire was not grounded ...bad cdi unit?
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  3. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    No spark on a XL600. Parts to replace in this order:

    Stator

    Pulse generator

    Coil

    CDI
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