The Hugh’s HandBuilt Capacitor has been tested and put through the paces. A nice upgrade for your PMA or HHB CDI System for those who prefer to run *batteryless. Wire this into your bike just as you would any 12v battery, using the Anti-Vibration spring to mount it on your chassis, and simplify your motorcycle’s electrical system.
Capacitors work a charm for folks who prefer to run Kick-Only, without the hassle of maintaining a battery, dealing with battery acid, or keeping a charger on the battery all winter. If you’ve been killing batteries on your custom build, due to vibration then a Capacitor is a viable solution to calm those woes – provided you are using a charging system that will work batteryless (PMA or CDI from Hugh’s HandBuilt will work just fine, other applications will need to be researched by the user)
We utilize a nice upgraded dual terminal system on our Capacitors, making wiring a much easier process than other designs.
These are designed to work on our PMA and HHB CDI Systems, with many many miles/hours/days of testing to ensure that they work a charm.
*Batteryless operation often requires the headlight be “off” when kickstarting, depending on your ignition and wiring setup.
*The Capacitor does not provide any voltage/wattage for the use of Electric Start. If you want to use Electric Start you must use a battery with enough CCA to turn the starter instead.
* Batteryless operation may cause lights to flicker or become dim at Idle. Its a nature of the beast. With high draw headlights, higher idle may be required for more consistent operation at idle.
* Negative Terminal must be grounded, the body or mount of the Capacitor is not a suitable ground when installing.
Ed Mundy –
I can “Stomp” the bike to life, w/o a battery in 1-3 kicks – depending on if the capacitor is pre-charged from a recent ride.
this capacitor makes starting my xs650 so much easier 2 kicker now. Was 4 or 5 kicker with cheapo capacitor I had from previous owner.
JW (verified owner) –
Bought two of these for my bike and wired in parallel with the PMA system. Starts right up after a kick or two. Great product and loved making the system battery-less.
Christopher Frayer (verified owner) –
Used with Hugh’s CDI kit the 4 terminal design makes it super convenient to hook up.
Lance (verified owner) –
Great llittle capacitor, the extra pins help with various wiring options and the mount is great.
Jared Slattery –
Great product. Fixed my electrical issues right up. Great friendly service. Huge amount of knowledge on these old bikes. Thanks Hugh!
Raymond Allen –
GREAT QUALITY FAST SERVICE THANKS
Shannon L kaiser (verified owner) –
Super fast shipping…starts right up 1 to 2 kicks..love it.