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    Make it kicker only?

    How do I go about making my CB500 a kicker only? I'm pretty much clueless on what it would take to get it as such. I just want to shed the weight and think kickers are cool.

    I was right in the middle of a fucking reptile zoo, and somebody was giving booze to these goddam things.

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    take off the starter and plug the hole in the case. Remove all the chain/gears involved in cranking the motor, pull wiring out of the harness.

    Should be about it...
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    Will I need a gel pack or capaciter to avoid blowing the lights and such?
    I was right in the middle of a fucking reptile zoo, and somebody was giving booze to these goddam things.

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    if all you are doing is removing the starter you should be fine with the remaining electrical setup.

    are you planning on removing the battery also?


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    I had figured on removing the battery or getting something as tiny as possible. Trying to shed the weight and hollow the bike out. I'm not running turn indicators, just a headlight and taillight.
    I was right in the middle of a fucking reptile zoo, and somebody was giving booze to these goddam things.

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    a honda guy will have to chip in here, i don't know what type of charging system your bike has. if its like mine you have to have a battery to even start the bike. kick or not.

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    Maybe the 4Ah one would work, 5Ah to be sure.
    http://www.lowcostbatteries.com/prod...aa%2012-5f.htm
    Trickle charge religiously with:
    http://www.shopwizardscycle.com/emgotricklecharger.aspx

    Don't run it dead, then it won't charge correctly. Sealed lead acid batteries have a narrow charging window, unsuited for old charging systems. So expect to pop a cell once in a while due to overcharging.

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    i think the 500... think... it has a permanent magnet rotor, so it will generate voltage without a field exciter current. the honda regulators of that era were thermo-electric, and used a metal element that moved a conductor, so that when the voltage rose to a set number, the system cut out the voltage from the alternator. in theory, this should still work the same with a much smaller battery. headlights do draw large current though, so depending on the discharge capacity of the battery you want to use, you might want to wire in a headlight switch to turn it off when starting

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