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    Putting together a cone/ alternator shovel chop. Question is am I able to run it without a battery or magneto? I'm reading that it is possible and other people saying no. Just looking for some answers/ opinions/ experiences.

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    I'm curious with this one too. If it's kickstart only why can't you just get a bat eliminator/ capacitor like what you would use with a magneto set up w/o a battery?


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    Quote Originally Posted by krause95 View Post
    I'm curious with this one too. If it's kickstart only why can't you just get a bat eliminator/ capacitor like what you would use with a magneto set up w/o a battery?


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    Technically, you don't even need the capacitor. I know it's main purpose is to help with the headlamp at low RPMs, but other then that it serves no purpose.

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    I'm nots sure, I have a pan with tiny 4 cell antigravity battery. I ran bat eliminator on my Triumph, but that was an alternator, not a generator

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetroRob View Post
    I'm nots sure, I have a pan with tiny 4 cell antigravity battery. I ran bat eliminator on my Triumph, but that was an alternator, not a generator
    Generator engines certainly need a battery, alternators (with kick start of course) do not, from what I read. Just wondering if anyone has done this, is it possible, and any in doing so.

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    [QUOTE=TonyPunkRock;573259]Generator engines certainly need a battery, alternators (with kick start of course) do not, from what I read. Just wondering if anyone has done this, is it possible, and any in doing so.[/QUOT

    You would have to run a magneto for the ignition and a capacitor to stabilize the lights at idle. The capacitor works with magnet type charging systems like what Harleys use. a generator would require some type of battery.

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