Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Northern Virginia
Never tried but....looking at the wiring diagrams I have...
ignition-power-coil in, kill-when-grounded by run/stop or key-off, pickup-coil-in, permanant-ground, one-out-to-both-sparkplug-coils, seem to correspond in the wiring diagram (can't guarantee what the pin-outs are)
Gen2 has a nanny wire that gets connected to ground by either the kickstand-up switch or the Trans-in-N switch, you could connect that to permamant ground since the Gen1 harness doesn't have that.
I can't say that the internal specs such as spark-advance or ignition-power-coil power demand are identical, but both being similar class honda engines and other's have had success with hot-wiring a Gen2 250 CDI on a Gen1 250 harness, so if you are willing to spend the money to try one out....good luck
2009 Honda Rebel 250; 2009 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit
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HRF Answer #1 You should take the MSF Rider Course
HRF Answer #2 You need to clean your carburetor
HRF Answer #3 Sorry we assumed if you didn't say otherwise