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post #21 of 50 Old 02-24-2019, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Got it all connected back together and no she cranks and the neutral light is on on the dashboard. No start though. I pulled the spark plugs out and checked the spark, no spark in either plug. The bike came without a cdi so I put one in that I bought from ebay for like $10, any chance that's causing my issue?
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post #22 of 50 Old 02-24-2019, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Any advice towards steps I can take to fix this non spark issue would be greatly appreciated!
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least expensive 2nd generation Rebel CDI that I can personally attest works

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0081TGQ6Y

other more expensive "IHA6008" labeled modules will also work

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post #24 of 50 Old 02-24-2019, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ok thanks, if it comes down to it I will get a new cdi, what other things can I test to rule out?

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1. Doublecheck that your new ignition switch is NOT connecting the harness BLK/WHT wire to ground in the on position, and that the run/stop is in the run position and not connecting the same BLK/WHT to ground. Either of these connecting the BLK/WHT to ground turns the CDI off and it won't fire the plugs.

2. Doublecheck that the harness GRN/WHT wire connects to ground with the kickstand up and the bike in gear, AND connects to ground with the kickstand down and the transmission in N. If this GRN/WHT wire does not connect to ground then the CDI turns off and won't fire the plugs.

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Sigh...this ignition keeps giving me problems. I will check all that. Yesterday when I was messing with it it looked like there was two wires that had continuity with the green ground wire, one had continuity in the off position one in the park position. Any idea why that would be? Is there a possibility that I connected the wrong wire in the off position and one of the park light wires I left alone was supposed to go to the off position? I connected the red and red/black wires to their respective homes for the on position.

@kryton, I will check that blk/wht wire when I get the chance, see if it has continuity with ground. What do you mean about the run/stop position? Could you explain a little further? Sorry I am a newb at this electrical stuff. Does the kill switch change what wires have connection with ground? I guess that would explain why a kill switch shuts the bike off:0

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Yesterday when I was messing with it it looked like there was two wires that had continuity with the green ground wire, one had continuity in the off position one in the park position. Any idea why that would be?
images I posted in comment #15 explains this condition...
https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f80/...ml#post1230723

While in P (park) the tail light is energized (lit) and the CDI is grounded so no one steals your bike..

Yes there are two switch positions which allow for removal of key and will kill CDI.. OFF and PARK

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If the cdi is grounded for the park switch and the cdi is grounded for the off switch, how do I know which goes to which if they both have continuity with ground?

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as you won't be using park portion of switch (Parking light option wasn't used in 2nd gen Rebel) it's why your bike only had a 4 wire switch rather than the 6 wire unit you are installing,, I suppose I would use the two wires that have continuity when switch is in Off position.. seems logical to me..

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post #30 of 50 Old 02-25-2019, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Kryton,

I took the wire connections apart again and verified that the ground wire connects to the black and white when the switch is off and in park, no ground connection to anything when the bike is in on position.

The only wires that connect to each other in the on position is red and then the black wire. Idk I am stumped. There is ground connection where there is supposed to be, and no ground connection when the key is turned to on position. Any other ideas what might be causing my problems? I did check the spark plugs yesterday with the plugs dried off, no spark in either of them

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