Motorcycle Repair/76 xl 100

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Question
Will a 76 xl 100 run without a battery I know
The older ones wouldn't  what year did Honda
Fix this problem I had a 78 xl 125 had a dead
Battery in it and it ran great??????

Answer
The 1979-later models had a CDI ignition system, which is self-powered. Before that all the bikes had points and condenser ignition which was battery-powered.

XL100s have the same basic electrical system as the CB/CL/SL100s, which is battery powered.

I found a possible solution here, but have no direct experience, so try it at your own risk..

http://www.batpac.com/

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Need help with vintage Hondas from the 1960s? I am an expert with 250-305cc bikes in particular and most all of the other pre-91 models, in general. I do NOT claim to have a great deal of experience on Gold Wings, Cruisers, ATC/ATVs and dirt bikes.

Experience

I have owned/ridden/maintained Honda motorcycles for 35 years. I have written five books on Honda repairs and collecting. I was a service manager for two Honda shops back in the 1980s.

Organizations
VJMC (Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club) of North America

Publications
VJMC newsletter, as editor for two years and as contributing editor currently.

Education/Credentials
3 years auto shop in high school, teacher's aide in Automotive Technology in Jr. College, Diesel mechanic course in college, self-taught mechanic and automotive writer.

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