Discussion in 'Electrical' started by davidsis, Jan 30, 2008.

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  1. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    How does the CDI work? Does it work by heat in any kind of way? Maybe the reason why my bike does not run right is because I have that little black box that the spark plug wire comes out of mounted too close to the engine.

  2. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    Any electrical item works best in normal temperatures. Keeping it unnecessarily close to a heat source will shorten its life.

    How does a CDI work. Try google, it works. CDI stands for capacitive discharge ignition.
  3. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    The capacitor charges then releases it's charge on command,and like Skyliner sayes all electronic components hate's their biggest killer.
  4. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    I always carry a spare CDI with me on long trips. Yes, although rare, failure does occur and has happened to me once already.