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Old Yesterday, 08:30 AM   #1
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KTM 500 battery failure

So while I was about 70 miles from civilization my 13' 500 exc decided to quit running. I had been smelling sulfur so I had an idea it was the battery. It wouldn't run without the battery so I guess the fuel injection needs a small amount of power. I figured the stator would have provided enough. We stashed the bike and rode two up out and I got the bike the next morning with my pickup. It turned out the battery had a direct short and was causing the problem. My question is does anyone know if there is a way to get the bike running if you have a battery problem. maybe a small 9v battery with wires or something to get you back in? I worry now about being stranded way out where I cant get to it next time.
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So while I was about 70 miles from civilization my 13' 500 exc decided to quit running. I had been smelling sulfur so I had an idea it was the battery. It wouldn't run without the battery so I guess the fuel injection needs a small amount of power. I figured the stator would have provided enough. We stashed the bike and rode two up out and I got the bike the next morning with my pickup. It turned out the battery had a direct short and was causing the problem. My question is does anyone know if there is a way to get the bike running if you have a battery problem. maybe a small 9v battery with wires or something to get you back in? I worry now about being stranded way out where I cant get to it next time.
There is a capacitor setup you can make that will store enough power to cycle the pump enough to fire it up, I don't think it's an easy start though. I carry this:



The 9V is to open the injector in the event of a clog so I can clean it. The battery pack is 12V and runs the fuel pump fine, it won't run the starter though. The 500 needs a battery (or cap) in the system to run so a shorted battery is a ride ender if you don't have a backup of some type. There's a small LI battery pack that will start the bike and only weights about a pound, I think it's about $150. On KTMT there was a thread covering this issue on the FI bikes, lots of good info there.
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Thanks for the information! looks like a nice kit you put together. Ill be setting one up myself now! that's for sure.
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