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Rolling Thunder
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My battery is flat.

Is it bad for the bike to roll start it?

Cheers
 

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aka shudude
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I don't think you can roll start it. Someone else chime in if I'm wrong.
 

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I think you can roll start it, Make sure the ignition key is in the on position, use second gear and pop the clutch.
 

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Rolling Thunder
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lol...Thanks

Well the battery isnt totally flat.

The lights come on but dim, just not enough juice to turn it over.

Is that enough for the ECM?
 

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Rolling Thunder
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Yeah, just gotta go buy one.

Should have one anyway.

Thanks guys
 

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Rolling Thunder
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No walmarts in Hong Kong, bizarre i know.
Just trying to figure out where to buy one, If i needed Prada,Channel shit like that there are tons of shops.
 

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Buy American!
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If you can pop the plastic cover off of your starter solenoid, you can attach a jumper cable to the battery side of it. That will alleviate the task of removing the airbox to access the battery.

Naturally, you can ground the jumper battery to the frame ground point.

If you leave it connected to a fully charged car battery overnight, the battery in your bike will be charged without damage.
 

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Rolling Thunder
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Great tip Dave
Cheers

Got this battery last year, hope it still will hold a charge.

I was away for 5 weeks.
Dumb not to at least disconnect the battery.:banghead:
 

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I have successfully jump started my bike when the battery had just enough juice to turn on the fuel pump and give accessories power.

Then got it going push starting it... I did use 2nd gear though.
 

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No walmarts in Hong Kong, bizarre i know.
Just trying to figure out where to buy one, If i needed Prada,Channel shit like that there are tons of shops.
Have you tried the Temple street market. I've seen loads of electronics there. I am sure some little side shop must have a battery charger.
 

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Rolling Thunder
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That's way over on the "darkside"!

Only go over there when i do a fake bag run.
Amazing how people back home go ape shit over those. Is not the LV leather print the most godawful thing on the earth? Next to some the HD vomit that is.:barf:

I found set of jumper leads, started it for bit and will leave it to slow charge over night at Dave suggested.

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