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Old 02-27-2006, 05:12 PM   #20
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Joined: May 2004
Location: Portland, OR - USA / Oltenita, ROMANIA
Oddometer: 106
Originally Posted by bigtaters
So, got out the tools and hooked everything back up. The buzzing noise is definitely coming from the CDI.
It shouldn't be buzzing. The CDI is all solid state electronics... + the CDI has absolutly nothing to do with your lights/turn signals. Thats most likely your battery. Which might explain your hard starts even with a kick starter. How old is that battery? If more than 2 years, go ahead and replace it before you do anything else.

Here is a quick tip on starting the bike after its been sitting for a while: set your choke, and then hold in the decomp lever and crank the electric starter for a few seconds and then release the decomp while you keep the starter button pressed. It should fire right up.
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