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    2000 SLX 1200, Intermitent Spark Problem

    The last few times I took my ski out it has suffered a spark problem. It starts and runs fine for about an hour or two. You can start it up and shut it off at will with no problem. Then after about an hour or so it won't start and has no spark. After between 20 minutes to a couple of hours it starts back up as if nothing were ever wrong. It has a new stator and flywheel. I'm thinking that the CDI is crapping out. Anybody have any other advice/ideas?

    Thanks in advance.


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    get a new cdi

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    Don't buy a new cdi just yet. Read and try this first.

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=15437

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    Let us know what ypu find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axgrider73 View Post
    Don't buy a new cdi just yet. Read and try this first.

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=15437

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    Let us know what ypu find.
    I'll give it a try. Thanks.

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    I finally got around to trying that jumper wire last night. When I installed the jumper I got no spark at all from the coil. I removed the jumper and it started fine. So, I guess the jumper wire TSB doesn't apply to my model. Anyway, it still doesn't want to start when it is hot (no spark).

    Any other thoughts?

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    Me too!!

    Were you ever able to figure this problem out? I had a new CDI installed last year and my machine will not spark after running it for a while either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSCTim View Post
    I finally got around to trying that jumper wire last night. When I installed the jumper I got no spark at all from the coil. I removed the jumper and it started fine. So, I guess the jumper wire TSB doesn't apply to my model. Anyway, it still doesn't want to start when it is hot (no spark).

    Any other thoughts?
    That's NOT possible if the voltage regulator is working properly. IF you attach the red/purple wire to the orange wire it has to get spark. The orange wire gets 12 volts when you start cranking which then acts as the red/purple wire and delivers 12 volts to the CDI.
    My guess is you have a weak battery or didn't attach the red/purple wire from the CDI to the orange spade terminal on the board.
    Check the battery
    Clean your connections and make sure they are making contact.
    Get a test light, attach it to ground and then put the probe on the orange spade. Crank it, do you have 12 volts? IF yes, the CDI has to fire as if it were on the red/purple.
    If not, check the battery for full charge or voltage regulator is defective.

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