Dead battery

6 replies to this topic
  • Tanner S

Posted March 29, 2007 - 06:38 PM


This may be a stupid question but I'm going to ask it anyway. My buddy and I want to go riding tomorrow but his 05 WR450 battery is dead from letting it sit all winter and now it won't hold a charge. Is it like a car where if the battery is dead then the car won't run at all or can he get by with kick starting it all day?

Thanks for the input.

  • WR250James

Posted March 29, 2007 - 07:37 PM


pretty sure you can kick it over... its not that big of a deal

  • ajetmech

Posted March 29, 2007 - 07:45 PM


Try it. If it runs ride it. If it dont then fix it.

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  • Matt C

Posted March 29, 2007 - 08:16 PM


I have ridden mine with a dead battery before. You just have to kick start it. But unlike a car the bike wouldn't charge the battery back up by riding. I had to take it out and put it on a charger on low amps for a few hours.

  • specialk6r

Posted March 29, 2007 - 08:17 PM


He'll be fine kickstarting all day. Some people completely remove the battery just for the reduced weight.

  • Tanner S

Posted March 30, 2007 - 06:32 AM


Sweet, that's what I was thinking but didn't want to be the one who screwed his bike up just because I wanted to go. Thanks for the advise!

Heading out now!!!:bonk:

  • Canuck

Posted April 02, 2007 - 10:31 AM


Kick always works, but defies the reason for having the button! Yank out the battery and put it on a low trickle. Next ride the battery will be appreciated!


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