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post #1 of 8 Old 10-23-2010, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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I blame the ice cream truck...

...I'm 48 years old, but still love me a Bomb Pop, had to hurry to catch him before he left my street, hit the kill switch on 919 without turning off the key,drained the battery. I live on a steep driveway, tried to bump start to no avail, then to jump off from my wife's Ninja 250; couldn't even get the idiot lights to come on... any ideas?

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-23-2010, 05:17 PM
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shut the key off next time?





i would buy a battery tender and slowly charge it back to 100% and keep riding, or push it back to the top of the hill and try again

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post #3 of 8 Old 10-23-2010, 05:21 PM
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I'm not being a smartass but is the kill switch on run?

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post #4 of 8 Old 10-23-2010, 05:31 PM
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3rd gear?

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post #5 of 8 Old 10-23-2010, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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never mind, just saw the thread on dead battery... thanks for your input.

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post #6 of 8 Old 10-23-2010, 06:04 PM
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never mind, just saw the thread on dead battery... thanks for your input.
You should be fine.
A battery in reasonable condition that has been run to dead flat will usually recover by a charge as long as you get at it right away.

If you can't get a current flow started with a trickle charger, you may need to hit it with an automotive charger on a low setting for very short duration, but you need to be very very careful doing this - it is not at all recommended, and many would likely say don't even try.

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post #7 of 8 Old 10-23-2010, 09:20 PM
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3rd gear?

+100 3rd gear will help you bump-start much much easier! If that won't work...

Take the battery out and put it on a trickle charger overnight. it will be good to go in the morning

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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post #8 of 8 Old 10-24-2010, 12:45 AM
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i need to update my battery thread, but i jump started my bike a few times using a car battery to get the bike running and keep it running, and once i got it so where it could run on its own, i rode the hell out of it in high rpms for a good 30 minutes before parking it. let it cool down for several hours, came out and fired it up for a quick high rpm joyride and shut it down for the night. barely cranked over the next morning and has been fine since : )

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