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Offline FireFlyPilot

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performance cdi woes
« on: May 06, 2018, 06:59:12 PM »
So firefly is up and running, all ready for the enduro.
My only disappointment is the racing cdi I got.
I've ordered the orange box off amazon, which didn't work at all. I then got the blue racing cdi from cms. The first one I got only sent very low voltages to the coil: The stock cdi sends around 40V, whilst the blue one only sends around 1V. I reckoned it may be defective, so I returned it and got a replacement, but same story.
I've tried it with both coils, stock and the one that comes with the racing cdi, but I cant get it to start on either.
Stock cdi works perfectly.
Can there be another reason I'm not seeing for these low voltages?
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Re: performance cdi woes
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 10:30:27 AM »
I have found that most of these so called performance cdi's are a load of crap.I must have about 5 lying around.All you can really hope for is a no rev limit cdi.Obviously the most important thing to check is if you have the DC fired option or AC fired option.
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Re: performance cdi woes
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 04:39:39 PM »
So, FFP ... have you returned from your amazing adventure yet?

We are dying for the trip report with pix  :popcorn:
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Offline FireFlyPilot

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Re: performance cdi woes
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 09:33:38 AM »
Yup, barely survived,
Will post a report soon on the ride report page!
Some pictures to keep you busy until then: www.creativedude.co.za/photos/20/
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Re: performance cdi woes
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 10:09:50 AM »
 :yes: EPIC!!  :popcorn:
Previous bikes & scooters:
BMW C600 Sport
Kymco Grand Dink 250 (300),
BMW F650GS Dakar,
Gilera Runner 180,
Kymco Agility 125,
Kymco TB100,
Kymco Heroism KH125,
Honda CBX550FII,
Suzuki RG50 Gamma