KTM 640 mechanics

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Umarth, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. BikerBobber

    BikerBobber Trying to get lost

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  2. Nokmuay

    Nokmuay Plan B Specialist

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    No, I didnt try to kick start, a buddy was saying it would be hard on the alternator if the bat was dead. I threw it on a charger for a few hours. Never kicked started it before. Infact never kick started a bike period, always had the start button :wink:.
    I will give'r a go!
    thanks!
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  3. BikerBobber

    BikerBobber Trying to get lost

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    Not yet. Whiting to get some replies to questions I've posted. This sat.will be a BIG stay thanks to scrambler tom and drift.

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  4. BikerBobber

    BikerBobber Trying to get lost

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    Why/how would kick starting hurry the alternator/stator?

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  5. Nokmuay

    Nokmuay Plan B Specialist

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    I was told something to do with the demand placed on the system with a dead battery would pull from the alternator putting too much stress on it, that the battery should have some life in it before kicking... I dunno, Im far from a mechanically inclined person lol. Just what i was told, thus the reason that I didnt try it. Putting the battery back in it in a few. /Fingerscorssed :wink:
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  6. Drif10

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    Kicker is just hard on your leg, not the stator (doesn't have an alternator). Killed my battery a couple of times, just kicked it to go.
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  7. Nokmuay

    Nokmuay Plan B Specialist

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    Awsome. kicked over, and had the battery charged a bit too, so all is good, thanks guys!!! :clap
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