how to test and repair motorcycle CDI electronic ignition module coil system spark failure

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In this video, I show you how to test and resolve Honda CDI box module and coil issues related to an electronic ignition system spark failure. Sometimes it best of just upgrade to a more modern system. After riding this a bit more, Jake might want to convert it to a café racer or brat style custom bike – bad ass !

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  1. 82xs1100
    82xs1100 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    Looks fake to me. There's no way this will work like this.

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  2. Ben to
    Ben to 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    What's that part called that part called you installed

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  3. rodrigo fajardo
    rodrigo fajardo 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    do you intend to use dose inappropriate tools?

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  4. Nicola Furlani
    Nicola Furlani 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    can I like this 10 time?

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  5. 2stroke4me
    2stroke4me 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    That's the problem with those high performance, high tech bikes. That's probably a 2014 model, the 2015 model requires a supercomputer hooked up to it just for a diagnosis. Nice to see the problem could be solved with that modern Bosh module 🙂
    Does it give any performance increase?

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  6. Morris Björkvall Ehrling
    Morris Björkvall Ehrling 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    those tools are so badass!

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  7. David's Favorite Videos
    David's Favorite Videos 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    Awesome glass insulated motorcycle cdi ignition troubleshooting instrument light.

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  8. Vlad Tepes
    Vlad Tepes 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    Hahah my stomach hurts! The Electrical test light is so bad ass! XD

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  9. Yann Kitson
    Yann Kitson 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    I just switched to the same modern Bosch ignition system on my GY6 motor. Now even a scooter can be badass…

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  10. Randy Elviss
    Randy Elviss 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    Oops forgot to say Badass!

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  11. Randy Elviss
    Randy Elviss 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    I have just subscribed and I realise that your wealth of knowledge and expertise is just what I have been missing in my at home repair work. thanks for taking the time to share your acumen and insight with all of us. Cheers and five Ichiban Motors stickers to you.

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  12. brucekirk89
    brucekirk89 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    are you for real dude lol

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  13. Fstarocka Burns
    Fstarocka Burns 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    haha- dude harbor freight tools might work better than that monkey wrench lol.. ur an electric monkey – well done!

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  14. Logan Hall
    Logan Hall 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    How can i purchase one of these

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  15. Christi Werner
    Christi Werner 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    I didnt see how that cover fit over those points, and he forgot to mention the the timing is going to be off by 10 to 20 degrees. OR the part # for the point set. Im going to try this on a Chinese bike Im having trouble with. Im going to use a car coil, condencer and what ever points I can get to fit…if it works, Ill let you know.

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  16. Daniel Hegarty
    Daniel Hegarty 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    These Videos are great. I LOL at every one! Great SOH!

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  17. Randy Smith
    Randy Smith 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    Where did you mountain the condensor?

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  18. Randy Smith
    Randy Smith 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    If this is real substituting points to replace a cdi is brillant.

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  19. Carl Daniels
    Carl Daniels 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    I have a similar problem on my motorsickle. The thing is that while troubleshooting I removed the CDI and tried to start the bike and it behaves exactly the same as with the CDI installed (doesnt start). This leads me to believe the problem is not with the CDI and that I might not even need the CDI unit at all. Looks like I can save some weight here!

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  20. Brian Adam
    Brian Adam 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    I have a 93 Suzuki RM 125 my CDI Unit is also toast. I have the same problem can I get a Bosch Ignition System like that one. And will it work on my bike last where can I get one. Looking on the web now. Awesome video loved the ending!!

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  21. James gaszak
    James gaszak 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    I am very interested in learning how to make that test Light. Would love to see a how to video?

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  22. edelvyn tolentino
    edelvyn tolentino 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    where did you connect the wire of that bosch?

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  23. Alex Druien
    Alex Druien 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    How did you make that little test light?? that thing is sweet

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  24. Joe Bloggs
    Joe Bloggs 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    Hey be careful setting fire to old Japanese electrical components, theres some real bad ass shit chemicals in some of them. One I heard of, created an acid, that if came into contact with skin would result in amputation to prevent further damage.
    Bad ass
    Of course if you ever find out which cdi's make the best acid, can you post part numbers on here, I'd like to pop some in my boss's condoms, just for laughs you understand!

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  25. Felix Solis
    Felix Solis 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    I have a the same problem ichiban check out the video I put up

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  26. Hisham Sidek
    Hisham Sidek 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    Badass…that's ain't's 6..

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  27. Christopher Williams
    Christopher Williams 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    i have a shineray 125. so its possible to do without the cdi box?

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  28. Christopher Williams
    Christopher Williams 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    haha funny video!!!

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  29. hanzoso
    hanzoso 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    Is it possible to cut a hole in that side case and install an auto distributor and have it rub on that durn wheel? I cant get the lobe right.tried a lump of bubble gum. Didnt work. Help.

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  30. Jamie Foersch
    Jamie Foersch 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    i have the same bike a 78 honda hawk 400 and the same problem and i need to know what did you us it would help a lot if u can help

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  31. mark strommen
    mark strommen 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    not bad ass more like bad information, shown with the side cover off with the contact contact set shown would be destroyed by the lug on the fly wheel

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  32. Roberto Venegas
    Roberto Venegas 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    are you crazy

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  33. Andrew Cleveland
    Andrew Cleveland 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    Is there any way to get a link to these parts? I've got the same bike sitting because I don't want to buy a used cdi and it mess up in 2 years. Thanks

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  34. chankahaha
    chankahaha 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    Was looking for actual motorcycle diy videos on building a cafe racer and came acrossed this channel, fucking hilarious and so original, well, at least i haven't seen a troll diy tutorial video like this before. Had a real blast, thanks man!

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    SUBMOTO 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    Awesome! :-p

    (Yoda voice)
    Natural selection at its finest, your videos are!

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  36. Bisal Dhakal
    Bisal Dhakal 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    hey man where do you get your parts from?

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  37. Oliver Ridley
    Oliver Ridley 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    pffft, it's never as easy as they make it look on automotive repair shows.

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  38. Dave Faster
    Dave Faster 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    i have leaky piston pings on my 4 cyl engine – i want my compression back but I dont want to mend the engine. I dont have such a set of precision engineering equipment and tools. how do I fix this. at idle the engine makes me queasy. lumpier than school custard.

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  39. RideWithRyan
    RideWithRyan 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    Got a sub from me bro. Check me out and sub back if you enjoyed my content!!

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  40. Tony Jeffery
    Tony Jeffery 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    you rock mr ichy

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  41. Tom Zeigler
    Tom Zeigler 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    I liked that you gave it (6) 5 out of 5 Ichiban Moto stickers! You might have been a little high from the fumes after burning the potting compound.

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  42. Peter Huskins
    Peter Huskins 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    Bad-ass Bosch firing system!! Those Germans are simply years ahead! Do you think my ageing V12 Jaguar would benefit from this type of upgrade? Any help or advice would be welcome.

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  43. 2TInstitute
    2TInstitute 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    You really know your stuff Ichiban keep up the good work. Do Nickeltown Customs offer that in a kit? Did you have to add any smoke the ignition or was the smoke already installed?

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  44. ninjanelly350
    ninjanelly350 26 January, 2016, 13:51

    Awesome as ever! I think all new bikes should come with that new CDI system……a real leap forward in terms of reliability and simplicity.Much better than the old system that needs constant adjustment and replacing every five minutes.Where can I get your test light…. that really is BAD ASS!

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