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Kickstart only 1975 xs

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Vanisleguy, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Vanisleguy

    Vanisleguy XS650 New Member

    Hey All,

    I currently have a 1975 XS650 which my best buddy is helping me build while I live in Cairo, Egypt. I'm a teacher at an international school.
    The whole plan is to keep the bike as naked as possible, but I feel like I'm going to have to bit the bullet and put a battery on somewhere to power the lights and whatnot. Does anyone know what the smallest I can go with, 4-cell? I'd really like to go with the cleanliness of a MotorGadget set-up, but it sounds like I'll need something for it all to work.
    The bike itself has a DavidBird HT frame with 4 inches of stretch and 2 inches of drop, and a Hugh's Hand built Complete CDI system.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated, like I said, I want it too look as naked as possible.

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  2. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    According to the Antigravity website, the 4-cell would be too small for e-start. However, the 8-cell should work, having as much or more cold-cranking amps vs. the original equipment battery, and is tiny by comparison. It's a little on the "spendy" side, but top shelf quality. I'm planning on using one on "The Basketcase" when I get that far... (don't nobody hold their breath, it's going real slow) And don't forget to send us lots of pictures! (we're nosy :wink2: )
  3. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Kickstart only?

    The one with the independant ignition power?

    The tiny and inexpensive 12volt 0.8AH SLA battery has had some success here.


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