Originally Posted by dahammer
So it is the DSAI ignition that is requiring 12vdc from the battery. I see in the technical manual the "battery" is listed as part of that system. I presume the conversion that Kohler is now doing back to the magneto coils eliminates the need for the battery. I'd never ran across a small engine that needed a battery before these 2 twin engine Kohlers.
Dahammer, I believe that it would be difficult to use a recoil starter on the larger twin cylinder engines thus the electric stater which requires a battery and a means to recharge it. This thread is very informative but has left me with more questions than answers. Thank you to all that have contributed.