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    A capacitor will start your bike but it won’t run anything when the bike is not running.


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    As long as there's enough juice for the ignition coil to make spark for the spark plugs while the engine is running, then I'm ok with it. I would prefer for the lights to work as well. I don't really care if they don't work when the engine is off.

    This thing has a 'Low Power Vehicle' sticker, not a license plate. I'm not even entirely sure a light is legally required...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juno View Post
    A capacitor will start your bike but it won’t run anything when the bike is not running.


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    No, a capacitor definitely will not start your bike!!

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    If you have an AC CDI ignition you do not need a battery at all. The battery eliminator will NOT run lights except when engine is running. It will NOT make headlight brighter at idle. It will NOT start any size bike. It is meant only for bikes with a DC ignition system so you don't need a battery.
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    It lives!

    The internet was wrong, a capacitor will power a DC system just fine. Also the internet was right, your headlight will immediately explode. I need to test what voltage is at the headlight, and adjust it with some resistors or something, but that's for another day. For the moment the thing does run.





    P.S. the "fuck you" was intended for someone else, not you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tombauer View Post
    If you have an AC CDI ignition you do not need a battery at all. The battery eliminator will NOT run lights except when engine is running. It will NOT make headlight brighter at idle. It will NOT start any size bike. It is meant only for bikes with a DC ignition system so you don't need a battery.
    The light won't cut on except when the engine is running on this bike even with a battery installed. It was probably made before that was legally mandated.

    And I realize a capacitor will not maintain headlight brightness, I was just saying that was the only point of the battery's existence as far as I can tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by methamphetasaur View Post


    It lives!
    Neat little bike!

    I love the ignition key, control panel and handstarter. I had a little CR80 that I could start that way.

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