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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.
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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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