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    The left cap is measuring at 4.741 ohms, right is reading at 0 ohms. So, one problem identified. The issue is the cap on the resistor is broke. I can't get a reading at all with it off, if I attached a little piece of it and measured just the resistor it will at least read some ohms. I'll put the brass rod in that one and measure that cap. I'm still not convinced it's not the carbs though. I'll do the stator test once I get home.

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    0 ohms at the cap means no spark.
    If you do the brass rod mod then you also need resister plugs.
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    That's a relief, stator test is good.
    1/5- 112.5
    2/5- 92.2
    3/5- 204.2
    4/5- 108
    6/5- 92.7
    7/5-202.3
    9/5- 299.6
    9/8- 74.3

    A/B- 1
    B/C- 1.8
    C/A- 1.3

    I have a question about the spark plugs after the brass rod mod. In this article Plugs it says the DR8EIX is the better option. Is that what most are running with?
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    81' CX500C
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    iridium = overkil
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    I'm fine with overkill as long as it's not overly expensive. The cost difference is only about $7 so I'm fine with that if it's in anyway a better plug.

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    Those are the plugs I planned on getting.
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    I got some been on the shelf for yrs.

    waiting to have a problem with a cap

    to install rods and "R" plugs.

    Y'all know if you have the parts to fix they ever

    gonna be a problem.
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    Carbs check clean. Going to check about getting a manual petcock tomorrow to replace the old one. Have the brass rod in hand to redo the spark plug caps and spark plugs ordered. Another thing that I noticed was the gas smell. The gas smelled stale and old. I bought the bike about a month ago, I wouldn't be surprised if the gas that was in it has been sitting all winter.

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    It doesn't take too much time for fuel in a motorcycle to degrade. Comparatively speaking, we don't worry too much about it with our cars, but the difference is the size of the system. And car fuel systems have a way of masking this effect until a very long time elapses in storage or unused. BTW, I didn't see it mentioned yet, but do you have an inline fuel filter? If not, get one. Cheap insurance for keeping crud from getting inside those minuscule orifices of the carbs. Here is how I had my first CX

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