do any of the Harley guys or anyone know the answer. does anyone run an electronic ignition without a battery or is points the only way to do it.
Sorry, I meant to respond. The other caveat is when the draw occurs and consistent supply is important. You can supply it with a capacitor, though.bracketmaker said:went on chop cult. looks like some bikes can and some can't and it depends on the charging system. many run a small battery. the answer is that the dyna uses twice the current as points. the bike in question has trouble at idle with a 30w headlight so its not going to happen.
sorry I didn't say I'm running a capacitor already. its a cheap audio part that does not supply more current, its not a battery even though it has the same function. it smooths out the pulsating DC wave but more important it shorts out any AC. its the path for AC to ground. a capacitor stores DC current like a battery but AC passes through.teazer said:A capacitor will help to smooth out the pulsing effect of running it straight off the charging circuit but is unlikely to provide enough power at low revs.