Hey Todd, Thanks for the new monicker.....Maybe I should have Diesel change it to that on the forum. That was really funny & I like it!
On another note, and more to the subject of this thread, I'm still trying to convince the "Little Mrs" that I "need" a CDI. I had my 20 hr checkup done yesterday & will be leaving for Montana next week & shortly after I return, my warranty expires so I won't have to worry about voiding it by modifying anything.
I had posted on another thread sometime back, that my son had installed a 55 watt backup light that worked just great. However, it quit working & the mechanic told me yesterday that I had burned out the switch on the engine because the light draws too much (4 amps I believe he said). If I want to keep the light (I do) he said I'd have to wire a relay switch, possibly between the driver's seat & the engine cover, & then run wires from there to the backup light. This would be OK, but it wouldn't come on when in reverse.....only when the switch is on, regardless of gearshift position & I could accidentally leave it on & kill the battery. If I replace the burned out switch, he said it wouldn't last long again, plus it's possible the 4 amps could feed back to the ignition & burn out the CDI. Maybe I was lucky the switch just burned out & he said now without the switch I could over rev in reverse, which I don't think I'd be so dumb as to do. Anyway, I hope all this applies to the original attempt by the thread originator's (WVTERYX) question about CDI's. I don't mean to take away from his original questions.