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Personally I like the analog because it doesn't need electricity to run. However, the digital are much easier to see at night, albeit blindingly bright, unless they have a dimmer.
Still your choice. :unsure:
 

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Obvious a lot of time & effort to make it nice. It might be wise to keep the steering locked once it gets closer to completion. Don't want Pete & Repeat! Enjoy the project!
 

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If you take off the steering lock, you can have a key made from it. Just 2 Phillips bolts.
 

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That's right! I keep forgetting things. The key code should be stamped on the steering lock as well.
 

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You say the stator is outputting as it should. So, When cranking you have at least a hundred volts going to the CDI using a Peak voltmeter?
 

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There is a wire that shorts out the CDI when you shut off the ignition or hit the kill switch. I think it's generally a black wire. But I don't know the CM 250.
 

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That is a complicated question with a complicated answer. If you're asking where it gets power nearby, it gets its power from the high low beam switch, blue & white wires which in turn get their power from a blue/white wire. If you are going further back, the blue/white gets its power from the brown/red through the ignition stop switch which comes from fuse number 2. This is on a 1st gen Rebel.
Fuse 2 gets its power from a black wire coming from the ignition switch. The ignition switch is powered by a red wire through the main fuse from the battery.
Guess this is "Adam to Armageddon" but the question was broad.
 

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You've come this far & spent X amount of time & money to fix this. I think that you're being a bit hyperboleous about throwing in the towel. You'll get it, don't give up.
 
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Well, you've found your problem & a way to solve it in a most unconventional way. BUT IT WORKED! Welcome to the school of Seat of the Pants engineering! 🤣
 

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I was raised with that kind of engineering. Eventually, I became one of the highest paid hourly employees in the engineering Department. Being able to come up with a fix when nothing is available, is an art! And quite often the things that were engineered became the Common Place afterwards.
I don't know if you've heard the adage,
"We the unwilling, led by the unknowing, have done so much with so little for so long, that we now feel fully capable to do the impossible, with absolutely nothing!"
 

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I only graduated 12th grade too. But, was an avid reader all of my youth. Reading decidedly helps with ones vocabulary. I'll try not to be so sesquipedalian from here on out.;);)o_O:cautious:
 

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No, just an average Joe. Only enjoyed big words when I was young. I hardly use them anymore. Just more rubbish that clogs the mind. Clarity is much more important!
 

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Sounds like when someone asks for help with old plumbing. Replace a water heater on 1 side of the basement... a pipe starts leaking on the other side right as I finish!
Many things work that way. It boils down to a long term lack of proper maintenance!
 

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If you mean fuel filter, yes definitely do it. But oil filter is Impractical if not impossible.
 

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If you install a pod filter you also need a filter for the air intake for the engine crankcase ventilation.
 

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I have a question for you. In your 1st post on this thread, you stated that you were fixing the motorcycles for a way to make money. After all of this work, is this bike going to be for you, or is it to sell? If it's to sell, I see the point of making it look cool. But doing these mods is also unnecessarily costly. If you're keeping it for yourself, do what you like for yourself. If it's to sell, do what you need to make it nice to sell.
 

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If there's no spark push starting isn't going to help. I'm wondering if one of the wires from the stator came loose that supplies the CDI.
It's only 5 miles, & the bike is light & will support you on the walk.
Seriously though, we don't know your full situation & Hope the best for you.
 

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