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post #1 of 58 Old 05-12-2017, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Can you push start on dead battery 16' DL650A

I use my bike to power LED lights and tiny 12v fan to sleep by when I camp. Ive tested them and they dont drain the battery overnight But If I killed the battery will this bike push start having no power to the FI system? I also wonder how hard it would be to push it off??? I plan on going by myself sometimes to camp and dont want to be stuck away from nowhere.

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Better park it facing down hill...

A better idea: Buy a battery operated fan(there are many and some even move quite a bit of air) that is either rechargeable, or put rechargeable batteries in it. Re-charge your batteries each day while riding and a good place to do that is from the Battery Tender pigtail that hangs out under the seat(we all have one right?). Adapters are available from Deltran:
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Or, an independent 12v powerpak

Seriously, I don't think many of us could push these pigs fast enough to bump start on level ground alone.
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I use a AA battery powered LED head lamp. I also have a "summer" tent that is all screen where covered by the rain fly. It gets hot in a field without trees but most of the time there's enough shade / breeze / cool temps to be passable. I've been in worse when doing Boy Scouts. I wouldn't go for a job interview the following morning - it's camping. Best of Luck.
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All good ideas but I still wonder if it went dead will it push off? Sometime good batteries or almost new quality batteries will go stupid. Ive been around and have seen it. There can be a moment of my stupidity and leave the key on or something.

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Some power is required to start the bike. The fuel pump has to run and the ignition has to create spark. You might get enough power out of the magneto to create spark but the fuel pump will not run if the battery is dead.

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I don't believe you can push start one of these bikes if the battery is completely dead. The fuel pump needs electricity to pump fuel so it can fire up, and with no charge in the battery at all, the fuel pump won't run on the initial start up. You could push it all day, but with no fuel getting to the cylinders, nothing's going to happen.

I may be wrong, but I think I read this on the forum at some point.

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All good ideas but I still wonder if it went dead will it push off? Sometime good batteries or almost new quality batteries will go stupid. Ive been around and have seen it. There can be a moment of my stupidity and leave the key on or something.
So - there's always the empirical method, try pushing it and dropping the clutch.
I would guess if you have zero power lack of the computer would pretty much negate any fuel injection or other necessary functions to running.
Carbs and simpler electrics do have their advantages...
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Carry a battery jumper. They're cheap, and most models can charge or run your accessories. This is just an example (not necessarily a recommended choice):

https://www.amazon.com/iClever-15000...y+jump+starter
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I have a battery operated camp fan with LED lights, it is awesome.......and no worries of ever draining your motorcycle battery.

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