If the battery is dead, is it OK to start an engine by pushing the bike or running the bike down hill? Can this activity damage engine (2001 H-D RKC EFI) or something? Thanks for your comments.
Excellent points!LittleBear said:Won't hurt the bike. Use 2nd gear to bump start it. One caution, it is best to know why your battery went dead.
If it because the stator fried, it may not start and if it does it will be running off of the battery. Same thing if the voltage regulator is dead, and if the voltage regulator is over charging, it could be what fried the battery.
MegaGlide said:Um, what's going to run the fuel pump and injectors on that EFI w/o any juice?
That's a good point. My stator crapped out on my in Zion National Park last summer. The bike started "wiggin out", all things electrical died off slowly. Then the bike wouldn't even turn over. I ended up swapping batteries back and forth with a buddy until we could limp to a dealer.MegaGlide said:Um, what's going to run the fuel pump and injectors on that EFI w/o any juice?