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    What made this CDI box pop and smoke??

    I am working on a '96 SL 700 for a friend. They claimed the ski had no spark. I installed a battery, tried to crank the starter and it would not. I then opened the E-box just in time for the CDI to literally pop. It make a pop sound and a bunch of smoke came out. Not sure what caused it, anyone seen this? It blew out a small spot on the back.
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    i had something like this happen too my sl1050.. but i came to the conclusion that the battiery touched the e box and shorted it out.. it fried my ground wire..cdi had a hole threw it and i replaced the stator.. but i dont know if it was ba or not.. the stator came with the kit

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    Is that an original, non-updated CDI?

    Was the battery hooked up when you opened the electrical box?

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    Yeah, that sucks. I probably grounded the e box on the motor which smoked the CDI. That was not a smart move. Where is the best place to get a CDI for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbchopper View Post
    ...Where is the best place to get a CDI for this?
    Original, or update kit?

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    Whwn I replaced mine, the cheapest i could find was Parker yamaha in Parker,Az. I don't know where I put there number, but you can google or bing search parkeryamaha and find it. There prices were way lower than anyone elses! Like $50 cheaper for the updated CDI box!

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