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'91 XR80, points to CDI?

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I've searched and seen brief mention of the conversion from points to a CDI from a newer model. I'm picking up a 91 xr80 this weekend that sounds like it needs new points. I'm wondering if I should just convert to CDI to begin with, instead of replacing points, condenser etc.. Any info or links to thread would be great. I searched around buy didn't come up with any substanital facts/info.

Thanks

Ryan

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Yeah, maybe I'll do that. I think the condsenser and new points will only set me back a 20 spot. The tires look pretty good, at least on the rear. Those are pretty cheap, too, especially when you mount them yourself. Good idea on just saving the bread though. I haven't got the bike yet, so who knows what kind of little puzzles there are to be fixed or repaired. Thats almost half the fun right there.

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What year did Honda bring the XR out of the stone age and install a CDI from the factory?

CDI came out in '92.

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Just so I can be on the look for post '92 parts on ebay, what all is required for the swap? Heres my list so far:

flywheel

stator

stepped woodruff key

wire harness

cdi module

Seems like I could use the stock coil. Am I missing everything, or is there something there i don't need?

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You need a coil and backing plate too. Little things, like the backing plate seal and o-ring, coil and module holders are already indluded if you get them used off ebay. The stepped kep is optional.

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thanks for the heads up. i've got a set of points on the way so i can get it running. i'll probably worry about other things, just like to know what to look for as there are often great steals on ebay. Hopefully I don't need a new condenser, bikebandit is the only place i can find those.

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well the deal on the bike fell through, but not before i ordered a set of points and new condenser. if someone wants a tune-up kit, email me at ryan.finical@ttu.edu.

The points were $7 plus ship, and the condenser was $12.50 plus ship. Looking for $20 shipped priority mail. I also have a new manual for the 73-2000 small single xr/xl models. i no longer need this as i ended up picking up a bw80 (ding, ding, ding, ding)

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