KTM and Husqvarna TPI's are fanstatic bikes, but unfortuntately the engine will not run if the battery is dead, for example if you’re out riding and the battery dies, you'll be pushing it home.
The Battery Less Starter Capacitor Kit can be used with KTM and Husqvarna TPI 2-strokes and allows the bike to start and run when the battery is dead.
* If the battery has died the electric start will not work even with the BLS installed
* To start the engine with the BLS installed it must be kick or Bump/ Hill started
2020 KTM XC-W/XCF-W/EXC-F/EXC and Husqvarna TE/FE/FES
The PreCharge harness allows a connection of a 9V battery (not included) to Precharge the BLS Capacitor and allow more consistent kick starting. A diode is used in the harness to protect the 9V battery the engine is running. It is recommended that a new 9V battery is kept in your backpack, or airbox and connected if the motorcycle battery dies and kickstarting is required.
The PreCharge Harness is not required for TPI motorcycles which do not have a kickstarter fitted (and can be hill/bump started easily without the PreCharge Harness.
The BLS Capacitor kit includes a capacitor assembly (50V, 105degC rated capacitor, dipped to weatherproof, with wiring and 6mm terminals) and zip tie to secure the capacitor during installation and i. The capacitor has two wire connections: Red must be connected to the battery +ve terminal and Black must be connected to the battery ground terminal. The BLS capacitor may be installed permanently, or temporarily during a battery issue. Following a start the engine will run normally even if the motorcycle battery is totally dead, or removed. The electric start will not function when the battery is dead, or removed. Weight of the kit is approximately 65g.
Warning- The BLS Capacitor stores electrical charge internally once it has been connected to the motorcycle battery, or charging system. If the BLS Capacitor is uninstalled be sure to safely discharge it (E.g. a 12V light bulb could be used) and avoid shorting the cable terminals together.
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