will ke100 run with a bad battery?

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  1. elementalg20

    elementalg20 Been here awhile

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    I know from reading only the ke will run without a battery like most all old 2'strokes.but I can see a bad battery screwing up the works. looking buying one that the owner got the carb setting a.little off blaming it thinking it was the problem. he put a battery in and now it will start but not run presumably due to the carb fiddling. I trust the seller it's just a matter that we all make a mistake once in a while so Itthought I'd ask for input. I hope to pick it up soon either way.
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  2. bogieboy

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    It will run with a bad battery, but theres good chance it will fry the reg/rectifier...that happened to me on my ke...
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  3. elementalg20

    elementalg20 Been here awhile

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    Regulator I.could live with a bad stator would be real bummer.
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  4. ihatemybike

    ihatemybike Been here awhile

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    Grab it, clean the carb and ride. I'm having a blast with mine. So much so that in a discussion with my wife I had to tell her it was bought to commute to work and thus it is one of our primary vehicles and its other abilities are just an added bonus, like the lift, tires and armor on her Liberty.

    When I was first getting mine running, I didn't worry about the battery. Prepping it to be street legal again, I purchased a MotoBatt MBT6N6 (sealed, AGM) battery. Thus far, I am very happy with the performance of this battery.
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  5. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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    I agree they are a blast to ride, however my 200cc 4stroke is more fun...LOL
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  6. elementalg20

    elementalg20 Been here awhile

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    Part of me wants a bigger more poweful bike. But I have to keep in mind the reasons I'm buying the thing. I want something to chase my daughter around on the JR50 I plan on buying her this weekend, and something good for running around town(small farm town, no stop lights). For these purposes the thing will do everything I need it to, and hell in a few years maybe my daughter will be able to ride the things and I'll be able to get a larger ds? I don't really intend on it every going down the highway, I hope to get a touring bike or something for that duty again later down the road. In the mean time, hopefully this will make for alot of cheap family fun.

    The bike in question will fire up, just won't stay running I guess. I'll take care of the carb first, if it'll stay running after that I'll check a few things with a meter and hopefully ride it a bunch. If it dies, odds are in the short term I'll be withen reasonable walking distance of home anyhow. Now...to talk someone into letting me borrow there truck to go the 2 plus hours to buy it.

    I wonder if I could pull the front wheel, take bars loose and lay it in the back of my subaru outback.....
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  7. Inane Cathode

    Inane Cathode Cheated Anion

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    Yeah well my dad can beat up your dad!
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  8. bogieboy

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    Bet not.... LOL hockey defenseman and wrestler back in his day... LOL No need for an e-pissin' match... ;-) as for why the 200 is more fun...it has any amount of power under 5k rpm...the ke...not so much...LOL
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  9. Inane Cathode

    Inane Cathode Cheated Anion

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    My dad's actually dead so i think you're safe. I was making a point about people who come in and tell someone how much more fun the bike they ride is than the OPs. Besides, my 400 is way faster than your 200 so why would you even bother owning it, LOL
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  10. bogieboy

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    Not exactly true... I first adressed the bike in question, which i also do own and ride...then i added on jokingly that the 200 is more fun...LOL i do ride my ke100 considerably more than the 200, because i havent got plates on the 200 yet... ; )
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