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    I’ve been looking up post about how many are able to start and run without a battery, just none of the lights are working
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    Mine won't kick over without a battery.
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    the jap guys remove it when they do hollow mods, i think they replace it with a battery tender? not 100% on the name but you will be able to find it on webike site, will probably give you a description and maybe from that you can find something similar on Ebay etc.
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    https://www.tw200forum.com/forum/tec...l#/topics/7874

    https://www.tw200forum.com/forum/tec...s/59386?page=2

    These are the two post I found of simplifying the wiring. The difference between those and my plan is I’m wanting to remove all the lightings and battery if possible. If any electrical gurus on here can confirm if these would work.
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    There used to be a product called a battery eliminator, if I remember correctly. Maybe a google search??? I also recall someone stating that the '87 is the only TW that can be run without a battery. I wish you luck.
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    "Battery Eliminators" out the wazzoo...

    https://www.google.com/search?q=batt...ih=565&dpr=1.6
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    Any TW can be run without a battery - providing you have the necessary tech in place (such as a battery eliminator) - the clue is in the title ......
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    The "Battery eliminator" is an over priced capacitor. A dead battery assisting a kickstarter is acting somewhat as a capacitor as it doesn't store a lot of Amps but smoothes out the power delvery to the CDI. They charge quickly and discharge slow at a slow even rate. They hold a charge for a few days. Someone on youtube used several of them to run their car with no battery. To wire it into your TW it would just replace the battery in any wiring schematic.

    I have yet to wire up my capacitor but for a few dollars I ordered a 50V 10000F that (as I've been told) should do the job. It's the size of a small pill bottle. The ground/negative is marked with a textured stamp. I watched someone unknowingly wire one backwards and it charged slower then it discharged (reverse behavoir) like a resistor would till it exploded. Nothing too dangerous unless you got it in the eye. Just a loud bang and it blows it's lid.

    I'm waiting to get the nerve to install my kicker and see how it works before I get rid of my battery.
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    A lot of the posts I’ve read about using a capacitor is so they can run lights and stuff. Sorry I’m just trying to gather as much info as I can before I start plugging in things and messing up even more
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    You can run lights without a capacitor but ithe capacitor makes them run "seizure free". The reason ordered a 50V was to run my lights, and hopefully my e-starter once the kickstarter got my motor running and capacitor charged. That way my kicking would be reduced greatly. If it wasn't enough for my e-start I would add more capacitors in parallel as to not increase to voltage but to store up more amperage.

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