CDI: 5-wire vs 4-wire

Air Bud /
This single post is part of a larger thread. Start from the top or view this post in context.

I went and ran my Garelli CDI without a regulator and blowed up the black box. Bummer for me, those four-wire CDI boxes are kinda rareish. or at least not as cheap and plentiful as the 5-wire shits you see everywhere for under $30.

So I question thusly: I just noticed on the Treats website in the description for the grey za50 box; "this is simply a universal CDI box, get it? the cheapest one you may ever find. so have fun, try it on any kind of moped you want." is there indeed a way to make this work on a bike with only 3 wires coming out of the stator?

My understanding of CDI units is very limited, which makes it hard for me to improvise or make them work.

This single post is part of a larger thread. Start from the top or view this post in context.

Want to reply to this thread?

We'd love to have you join the discussion, but first you'll need to login (or create an account).