Starting a '13 with a dead battery


7 replies to this topic
  • 41racing

Posted March 19, 2014 - 07:22 PM

#1

Just wondering if my 13 wr 450f will start with the kicker if the battery is dead? Not dead like it isn't enough to turn it over I mean dead like I left the switch on or the battery is removed.

  • William1

Posted March 20, 2014 - 02:54 AM

#2

You need a battery installed and it cannot be completely flat. At least 11 volts or so and a good battery (meaning it woud take a charge).



  • WRLuisSa

Posted March 20, 2014 - 04:31 AM

#3

It will start with no problems with the kickstart even if the battery is completely flat. Had this issue before on my 13'.

However, with the bike running for a while it will not be enough to charge the battery. You need to remove the battery and use a battery charger



  • avlisj

Posted March 20, 2014 - 06:53 AM

#4

Should be able to start with even without the batt
I was told that about two or three slow kicks charges a stator( or something like that) and then your ready to go
Haven't physically tried it myself

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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted March 20, 2014 - 04:34 PM

#5

If the battery is dead (as in no battery) it will not start by kicking, because you an open circuit.

If you have any conductance at all (as in a battery that will not spin the starter), you can kick it.



  • funt

Posted March 20, 2014 - 04:45 PM

#6

I was able to start mine with a blown main fuse.  I think there's a couple circuits that go around the fuse though.



  • woods-rider

Posted March 21, 2014 - 11:22 AM

#7

If the battery is dead (as in no battery) it will not start by kicking, because you an open circuit.

If you have any conductance at all (as in a battery that will not spin the starter), you can kick it.

 

The '12+ WR450s have a capacitor so that you can remove the battery completely and kick it, so it will start just fine with a dead battery or no battery at all.



  • Krannie McKranface

Posted March 21, 2014 - 01:04 PM

#8

The '12+ WR450s have a capacitor so that you can remove the battery completely and kick it, so it will start just fine with a dead battery or no battery at all.

 

Yes, the FI's can do that, you are right.


Edited by TheKoolAidMadeMeSick, March 21, 2014 - 01:05 PM.





 
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