Posted March 23, 2005 - 11:31 AM
I left the switch in the on position for about a week. Last night I went to turn it on and noticed it was left on. I pushed the switch a few times and the light would not come on. For the hell-of-it I tried the starter and nothing. Then I moved to the kick-starter and cranked away for about a half an hour trying different things thinking it might be flooded or starving for gas. Tried again about an hour or so later and still nothing. Today I will try checking the switches and the fuse to see if everything is operating correctly. And yes it has gas and the fuel line is turned on. Does any part of the bike require current from the battery to start? Any comments or suggestions?
Posted March 23, 2005 - 12:33 PM
I don't know why this is since I figured I could always use the kicker as a backup if my battery died. Doesn't seem to be the case though if the battery is completely dead.
Posted March 23, 2005 - 12:45 PM
I think Seabass is one of them.
Posted March 23, 2005 - 01:31 PM
Here is a link to his post.
Re: Battery and Starter removal 03 450
Been runnin without my battery for a year and 9 months. No problems. Nothin but empty space in the battery box and no mods to keep from damaging the electrical system. I was told by several local wrenches it wouldnt hurt a thing.
WR 450 Lots of miles and scratches
Hope this helps...
Posted March 24, 2005 - 12:02 AM
I think the truly dead battery draws down the whole electrical system with it. It would probably start right away if you disconnected the battery and tried the kick. I haven't tried it though, I could be totally wrong.
Posted March 24, 2005 - 05:42 AM
Posted March 24, 2005 - 07:44 AM
I charged the battery last night, just enough to get the red light to turn on. It fired up after the third kick.