Posted June 12, 2010 - 08:04 AM
Posted June 12, 2010 - 08:18 AM
I don't think your battery can go low enough that you couldn't run it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Posted June 12, 2010 - 08:45 AM
Posted June 12, 2010 - 08:50 AM
Posted June 12, 2010 - 09:36 AM
Posted June 12, 2010 - 09:40 AM
my electrical setup is not perfect yet( bike wont charge battery very good while riding)
If the battery is dead, and on top of that the bike doesn't produce enough electricity, then it won't run. Components like the CDI, throttle sensor, etc... will not work.
Sounds to me like each time you ride it will do 1-2 miles on the remaining juice in the battery, and when this is not enough, it will die on you.
Charge the battery or get a new one and try it out. If this works, then have the electrical system checked out, otherwise you will drain the battery again...
Posted June 12, 2010 - 11:51 AM
Posted June 12, 2010 - 02:30 PM
you should be able to completely remove the battery from the bike, and run it with no engine issues...as mentioned, my 04 did not have a battery even installed for a full season, and LOTS of others dump the battery for weight savings.
Your symptoms sound more like fuel starvation, not electrical.
Put your old gas cap on as a test. I'm betting it will not stall.
Posted June 12, 2010 - 03:36 PM
Posted June 13, 2010 - 09:08 AM
Posted June 13, 2010 - 09:23 AM
Can you blow through the vent from the top of the cap?
You should really have some sort of one way check valve on it for safety in case of a tip over to prevent gas from spilling everywhere, such as the header, which could have very bad results.......