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queastion about battery wires after removing it to use kickstart only

i picked up a 79 cm400 and removed the battery to use the kickstart only.
now i have 2 of those wires that would go to terminals on the battery, + and - one, now they are just hanging there...also the headlight doesnt work either anymore...

im sure that they need to go somewhere to complete the circuit probably.
anyone have any ideas what to do to get this to work?
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yeah complete the circuit, but that doesn't necessarily your headlight and other lights are going to work like normal.
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why take the battery out?

Nevermind. I see what your gonna try to do. Saw the other thread

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so by completing the circuit, you mean tie them together? + and - together?

as for the battery removal........well its huge and ugly and i just dont have place for it, and its already got a kickstart so no really need for it.
plus, lots of people use the kicstart as kickstand too LOL, i asked one guy about it, and hes like i had girls on it, slept on it, and had sex on it, and it never fell off, so that may be in the works too
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No, you cannot tie them together, that is a short.

You might try a small compact 12V race battery.


Not enough for a starter, but enough to make the circuit whole and lights work.


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i jsut have nowhere to put it, but i suppose if i need to i can figure something out.
people take batteries off all the time and run nothing, so im sure theres another way to do this without using any batteries
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Hmmm... from what I read/see people run a normal headlight and LED taillight with or without LED turn signals and use a super small scooter battery that can easily be tucked away. As for going 100% battery-less, I am not sure about that. Cafes that look like they have no batteries actually have small ones tucked in the cowling of the bumstop seat.

BTW I agree with Tom 100%
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No, you cannot tie them together, that is a short.

You might try a small compact 12V race battery.


Not enough for a starter, but enough to make the circuit whole and lights work.


Tom
Correct you can not just tie them together. You need to complete the circuit though. Without a wiring diagram or really getting into it, you have to rewire the bike so the headlights and accessories are wired to the magneto (you would need a lighting coil). Look into how some other bikes that came from the factory without batteries handled this, i think all of them had lighting coils. Look into how some other cafe's have done it, there are definitely bikes with no batteries. Although the simplest and easiest way would probably be to get a small battery.

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a 2Ah gell cell type would suffice to complete the circuit, Ill give you one Ive got laying around. its 4" long 2" tall and 1.6 wide

its tiny should be able to tuck it somewhere

let me know

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wow that small might actually b able to fit in the airbox somehow as well.
yeah man, if u not using it ill grab it off you, i was gonna go for a ride today to break in the new tires...ill send ya PM w my number
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That would likely do what you are looking to do without major re-engineering of
the bikes charging system to accomplish it.... good plan.


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yeah i figured the same if the battery is small...
the one that was on the bike is probably 7x10 or something like that....way too big
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