Honda Express 1979 stator question

Thomas Bennett /


I am working on getting a yellow 1978 Honda Express up and running.

Can a Hobbit CDI replace my Express point style igniton? Has anyone ever tried? They look so similar. Even the flywheel cover looks the same.

Reason for asking is that it is nearly impossible to find an affordable stock ignition coil with a built in condenser (mine tested bad) for under 60$ or it is sold out everywhere else. Cleaned up the points and think they are bad too.

1977 offers a new hobbit cdi for 90$ but Chris was has never heard of it being swapped into an express. It looks like everything would still fit under the seat pan.

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Wiki says the 1981 model Express was the first year they ran them with a CDI. It seems like a lot of people might be having trouble replacing the discontinued stock condenser and coil; this "update" could be effective.

Thanks for any input,



Re: Honda Express 1979 stator question

Thomas Bennett /

I should probably post this in the repair section.

Re: Honda Express 1979 stator question

Just try it and see if it works...

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