XT500 E-Starter

The retrofittable electric starter for XT500 and TT500. Fabriqué en France.

We offer two different versions of the XT500:

XT500-'85 (standard 6V with 12V conversion if necessary, original pole wheel absolutely necessary)

XT500'86- (standard 12V, original pole wheel absolutely necessary)

When the XT500 finally starts at the push of a button

The XT500 veterans often have forty years of Kickstarter use under their belts.
Sometimes your knees can cause real problems.
No reason to part with your beloved single cylinder.
An electric starter is also at the top of the wish list for the latest generation of XT/SR enthusiasts. This is on board in addition to the kickstarter

Nuts & Bolts "XSTART" retrofit e-starter

The "XSTART" contains a 1 kW starter motor with alternator cover, adapter for the original pole wheel, freewheel, drive chain and starter relay, all the necessary accessories and detailed, illustrated instructions for quick and easy installation. The lithium battery (LiFePo4) is located in a housing modeled on the original toolbox and is mounted in the position of the original toolbox.

You can find our detailed installation video here:

Required accessories:

The engine guard and gearshift
must be adapted or replaced.

Shift lever with more distance to the housing than the original foot shift lever.

For example:

Original-style aluminum engine guard, specially designed for electric starters (asymmetrical shape, original on the right, wider on the left for XSTART alternator cover)

Upgrade kits:

Upgrade kit I
for XSTART electric starter, start button only works when idling with ignition switched on, narrow button housing only 12mm

Our upgrade kit makes the electric starter even more suitable for everyday use.

The ready-to-plug-in kit is conveniently installed between the original wiring harness and
E-starter and ensures that the E-starter can only be used when the ignition is switched on and idling.

The black aluminum housing of the button is only 12 mm thick and matches the original throttle housing of the XT very well. The switch relay we use works with 12V, so unfortunately the upgrade kit cannot be combined with the original 6V electrics.

Upgrade kit II
for XSTART electric starter, start button only works in neutral with ignition switched on

Our upgrade kit makes the e-starter from Nuts & Bolts even more suitable for everyday use.

The kit is connected to the rev counter wiring harness using a branch connector (e.g. Art. 41764/41764LED) and ensures that the electric starter can only be used when the ignition is switched on and idling.

The black housing of the button is only 10 mm wide and fits between the handlebar switch and the brake lever. The red start button is easy to reach with the thumb. The switch relay we use works with 12V, so unfortunately the upgrade kit cannot be combined with the original XT500 6V electrics.

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