I am currently riding CB400 Super Four Vtec 1 registered 2001. I have recently sent my bike for top service and replaced certain parts that have gone bad.
I was informed by the mechanic during the repair that my CDI was going bad but could still be used. As i have spent a lot on other repairs i decided against replacing the CDI thinking i can do it on another time but however upon testing the bike i found that the bike didn't respond as it should.
Symptoms: when throttling(moving off) or after clutching in there is a slight delay before power gets through and when it does it will stutter
I went back and was told it was because the CDI wasn't providing enough power for the bike to throttle cleanly.
I was also informed that because Vtec 1 cdi is no longer in production i would have to convert to either vtec 2 or vtec 3 cdi in which the whole meter would have to be replaced. Cost will be a lot too.
I was also offered a local cdi but i didn't think it would be worth it since it won't last long.
I am not sure if the prob is due to the CDI or a poorly tuned carbs.
Has anybody faced this problem before? Hope someone can shed some light in this.