Spark without a battery

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Shocktower, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    I am wondering if I need to have a battery, to the check spark, on 79 RD400, I will get a battery soon but I just want to check things :ear
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  2. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    from memory on the rd's - gots to have a battery to collapse the coil. once started, the battery can go away.
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  3. Ever Onward

    Ever Onward Older,Wiser, Smarter

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    You gotta have a battery with about 10 or more volts to get spark.
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  4. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    Thank you, I'll get one next week :D
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