Here ia the contents of an E-mail I sent to MXA regarding their claim of the ignition being remapped and their response!! . I just replied challenging them further and it follows the below message so read on and post your thoughts!!! > ---------- > From: Dave Garzoli > Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2002 2:42 PM > To: Motocross Action > Subject: Contact From MXA Website > > Dave Garzoli [firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote: > You have created an unbeleiveable controversy among the many 02 and 03 > CRF450 owners with your story about the 03 450. You state as do other > mags that engines changes for 03 include a new cam and "remapped > ignition". Well I, as well as many others, have tried to confirm this, as > we are upgrading 02's with 03 camshafts. the 03 camshaft has a different > part number than the 02, indicating a change. HOWEVER..the CDI, wiring > harness, stator and coil all have the same part numbers from 02 to 03. SO > Exactly what part of the ignition has been "remapped"???? If your answer is > "Well they changed the map but not the part #, then if the CDI goes bad on > an 03 how do I know if I have gotten an 02 or an 03 CDI ? Reply from Tim Olson-MXA: Honda changed the ignition map a little, but since it probably works better on the '02 also they just decided to sell the same part for both the '02 and '03 bikes. Sincerely, Tim Olson Motocross Action Followup from me: Dear Tim: With all due respect, that still does not jive. Lets say some guy steals the CDI from my 03 CRF to put on his 02 to gain this performance. I then go to my local dealer to order a new CDI. How the hell am I guaranteed that the new CDI I get is the "Remapped" CDI designed for the 03 (but also improves the 02 according to you guys) and not the 02 ignition that does not perform as well as the 03??? Who's your source and how can you back up this claim????? There are several thousand readers of thumpertalk.com and MXA that are on the edge of their seat waiting for this response......please clarify!!!! Sincerely, Dave Garzoli Personally, I find his initial explantion to be pretty weak and I can't wait to see if I get a further response from him.