What’s in the «XSTART»?
Each “XSTART” kit includes a 1kw starter and its relay installed on its housing, a drive chain, a free wheel, a damped connecting piece, all the necessary accessories and a detailed and illustrated manual for quick and easy assembly.
- A very light rechargeable lithium battery with a large capacity (89800mAh).
- The starting current is 300A and the peak current is 600A for 3s.
- Temperature range -20℃ and ~+60℃.
- An external 220v-15v charger that you plug into the mains.
This battery can be recharged either in situation or by taking it home with you because it can be disassembled very quickly without tools. We advise you to charge the battery each time you return to the garage following a common practice in telephony or portable electric tools.
Depending on the temperature, this battery can provide enough power for 100 starts between two recharges.
Recommendations: Make sure that the magnetic steering wheel is in good condition.
Tools: special wrench, assembly instructions
|Dimensions||35 × 40 × 30 cm|
Selecting the position of the start button
- Use the button provided and mounted on the right side for start-up.
- For better ergonomics, we recommend converting the horn button into a start button and the button provided would then serve as the horn. This procedure is explained in paragraph D14 of the fitting instructions.
Adjusting the selector switch
As the kit housing is more prominent than the original, it may be necessary to shift the original selector down. However, for better ergonomics, we recommend the Kedo 40455 selector.
The original engine block (aluminum or steel) needs to be slightly modified to mount the kit. Details of this modification are available in section C.6 of the fitting instructions.
Conversion kit to 12V with battery charging
The 500 XT starter kit works independently from the original 6V circuit and therefore needs to be regularly recharged with the specific lithium charger supplied. A 12v conversion kit is under study and in the process of validation. It will allow you to upgrade your XT from 6v to 12v. Thus the lithium battery will be recharged by the original alternator. This option will be proposed to you soon.
Is it necessary to use the camshaft visual indicator to start the bike?
No while using the starter the camshaft visual indicator is not necessary
Is adjusting the ignition required when installing the kit?
No, installing the kit does not require any adjustment of the ignition
Is removing the flywheel required when installing the kit?
No, if you are sure of the flywheel condition and its mounting on the crankshaft, it is not necessary.
Is it necessary to always use the valve lifter while using the starter?
No, however it is recommended in order to reduce the power used by the starter engine and the battery. This way, you improve the service life of both the starter and the battery.
Can I charge the battery without removing it from the bike?
Yes, you just have to unplug the battery and plug in the charger.
Does the XT 500 work without the 6 volts battery?
Yes, the ignition is separate from the battery circuit and is powered by its own coil in the flywheel. Without the battery, lights and horn do not work with the engine off.
Why is it better to convert the XT 500 from 6V to 12V?
For two reasons; lights are largely improved and the electric circuit is able to charge the lithium battery, making it stand alone.