CDI 4 install pictoral

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roughseas
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CDI 4 install pictoral

Post by roughseas » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:14 am

So this friend left his RD at my place for a ground up restoration, last month has been a PITA trying to source parts which look like they have had some kind of quality control! Anyway, the Chinoy CDI kit arrived a few days back, just in time after I got the motor in the frame. I had no clue what the kit would contain as my friend ordered it before we even decided that I would be doing his bike up. Was a nice surprise to see all the relevant parts there and some.

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First step was to clean up the paint from the coil plate mounting surfaces

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Now what's missing?

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Ah a grommet! the treasure chest is got to have something [-o<

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The holes didn't line up, so had to file down slightly more than a mm and bevel the edges for the CS screws to sit properly without getting too close to the magneto

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I used CS allen head screws instead of the ones Chinoy sent, as I had loads left over from the gearbox side.

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All lined up

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I also sanded down a portion of the window where the wires were getting pinched with the crankcase.

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All done this side

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Next up a mounting plate for the RR and CDI, I had my cars old aluminum number plate waiting to be butchered

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Added a few water resistant connectors to the CDI and the HT coils

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Cleaned the harness

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Added a small extension to the tail light out to run the meter lights

](*,) Photo-bucket acting up!

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Re: CDI 4 install pictoral

Post by roughseas » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:50 am

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I wanted to leave the left side clear for all the cables so mounted both the HT coils on the right

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The option plugs all get a cozy rubber boot

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and the CPU power gets a Hi temp sheath

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Now I am hoping all this fits under the side cover which is still in the paint shop

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Re: CDI 4 install pictoral

Post by dafc » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:42 am

ace job!

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Re: CDI 4 install pictoral

Post by ajithk » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:00 am

Sweet work. Looks like a nice café racer in the making. We need finished pics too! :-)

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Re: CDI 4 install pictoral

Post by crazydiablo » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:39 am

Thats probably the cleanest install I have seen. Can this be a sticky please?

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Re: CDI 4 install pictoral

Post by chinoy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:31 am

Just some inputs.
1. You have the plate set to max advance. Loosen those screws. And rotate the plate full anti clock wise in the slots.
This is the recommended setting to start timing with.

2. The normal way to mount the HT coils and get the tank on. Is to mount them on the first bolt of the HT coil bracket.
With the coils flipped. i.e. one lead facing forward and the other facing backwards.
This is just in case you figure the HT coils are not fitting under the tank. We get a lot of calls on this issue. And Ive found my way is the only way they all fit under the tank. But if you've squeezed it in ignore this part.

3. Grounding is critical. So ensure metal to metal contact off everything i.e. if that plate you added is rubber mounted you could have issues.
Poor grounding is a big issue on re-painted bikes. So keep an eye out for that.

When you time the bike shoot for at least 24 Deg. Try higher values. i.e. 28 and use what the bike runs best with.

4. Im not too keen on the water proof connectors. We implemented those identical connectors in version 2.0 or was it 3.0 of the CDI kits.
We removed them really fast. And went back to the bullet connectors. The problem is the size of the pins and the surface area and the voltages involved.
So just keep that in mind. Im not saying it wont work. But if you run into issue. Revert back to the bullet connectors.

5. Tip for the Ign s/w. Is keep your original shell. Just swap out the base from the new s/w into your old s/w.

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Re: CDI 4 install pictoral

Post by tanvirgill » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:44 pm

Nice elaborative pictorial guide. Great help for customers, esp outstation ones.

@Chinoy-Tip number 5-I shall try.

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Re: CDI 4 install pictoral

Post by roshiba777 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:01 pm

Nice Job..

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Re: CDI 4 install pictoral

Post by roughseas » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:34 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. Pointers taken Chinoy :), hope it all fits in! I've made sure about a good earth at all points, including the plate I fabricated. Wont be timing it anytime soon as got to source a US spec front axle and speedo drive and bleed the brakes before I can roll it down from my 3rd floor balcony :D.

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Re: CDI 4 install pictoral

Post by roughseas » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:14 pm

Synced the carbs today

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