The Bad Attitude CDI igniter is a replacement igniter that fits all Kawasaki 650 models except Jet Mate. This unit will remove the factory rev-limiter and features a high output coil. The CDI is a direct bolt-on with no modifications. In testing, the Bad Attitude CDI igniter delivered a 3 mph gain in top end speed.

Note: Do not run resistor spark plugs or plug boots.
Price: $355.00 with B8ES Spark Plugs

REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. Remove spark plug wire boots.
  3. Disconnect the black/red stripe, black, black/yellow stripe and blue wires. (on S-X and late module X-2 remove the electrical junction box cover.)
  4. Remove the two mounting bolts and dismount old CDI

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

The Bad Attitude Racing CDI uses a high efficiency, high output ignition coil.  The spark plug wires must be connected to either grounded spark plugs or grounded spark detectors. Using resistor spark plugs or boots will damage the CDI. Failure to follow the above directions will void the warranty. Use only terminals and boots supplied with the unit.  If you are unfamiliar with this type of ignition installation consult your jet ski dealer.

  1. Mount the Bad Attitude CDI using the screws supplied with the unit.
  2. Reconnect black, black / red stripe, black / yellow stripe and blue wires. Make sure connectors are tight fitting. (connector with click)
  3. On S-X and late model X-2 reassemble electrical junction box, Applying high temp silicone to all grommets and gaskets.
  4. Reconnect spark plug wires
  5. Reconnect negative battery cable.

NOTICE: Final ignition timing must be checked with a timing light. Please consult your Kawasaki service manual: Stock: 17 deg = .080 BTDC Race: 21 deg = .100 BTDC

We recommend using B8EV spark plugs with a .030in. (.77mm) gap.

Cut the plug wires to the desired length. Insert the end of the spiral (a) into the end of the wire (b) as shown in figure 1. insert the assembly into the boot (c) making sure the coil end of the spiral is turned so the spark plug will connect (figure 2). Use any brand of wire dryer to spay the boot for an easier fit and to water proof the spark plug wires. If a brand of wire dryer is not available, Amoral or Son Of A Gun can be used.


T-S & S-C Models

REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. Remove spark plug wire boots.
  3. Remove bolts and open electrical box.
  4. Disconnect the purple, black / yellow stripe, white and black wires.
  5. Remove the two mounting bolts and dismount old CDI.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: The Bad Attitude Racing CDI uses a high efficiency, high output ignition coil.  The spark plug wires must be connected to either grounded spark plugs or grounded spark detectors. Using resistor spark plugs or boots will damage the CDI. Failure to follow the above directions will void the warranty. Use only terminals and boots supplied with the unit.  If you are unfamiliar with this type of ignition installation consult your jet ski dealer.

  1. Mount the Bad Attitude CDI using the screws supplied with the unit.
  2. Minor grinding to the ears of the igniter is required to fit the unit into the electrical box.
  3. Connect wires as follows
Kawasaki Wire Colors Bad Attitude CDI Colors


Purple to Black / Red Stripe
Black / Yellow to Black / Yellow Stripe
White to Black
Black to Blue
  1. Apply high temperature silicone to all grommets and gaskets.
  2. Reconnect spark plug wires.
  3. Reconnect negative battery cable.

NOTICE: Final ignition timing must be checked with a timing light please consult you Kawasaki manual: Stock: 17 deg = .080 BTDC Race: 21 deg = .100 BTDC

We recommend using B8EV spark plugs with a .030in. (.77mm) gap.

Cut the plug wires to the desired length. Insert the end of the spiral (a) into the end of the wire (b) as shown in figure 1. insert the assembly into the boot (c) making sure the coil end of the spiral is turned so the spark plug will connect (figure 2).  Use any brand of wire dryer to spay the boot for an easier fit and to water proof the spark plug wires. If a brand of wire dryer is not available, Amoral or Son Of A Gun can be used.