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    Dead Battery

    Easy question for the forum: If my battery goes completely dead can I push start my TW? Will it run on the generator?

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    Yes you can.
    A very very wise man once said “it’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.

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    I found if you put it in third gear pull in the clutch run next to it or better yet go down hill pop the clutch she starts right up. 1st and 2nd to much compression back wheel will drag. and slide back on the seat to get your weight over the rear wheel.
    Last edited by ZDR1; 07-16-2014 at 08:42 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fielding View Post
    Easy question for the forum: If my battery goes completely dead can I push start my TW? Will it run on the generator?
    ...and this is why I'm finally gonna break down and buy a kick started this fall. Dead battery last week, push started just fine, out of breath pushing it!
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    And if you are in soft dirt push starting may not be an option.

    When you really need a kick starter it is worth its weight in gold!!!!
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    I have been in places where there is no possible way to push or drag the bike. My 06 TW has no kick start. What does it take to install one, is it just a matter of buying the kicker, or are there other parts and modifications needed?

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    Just buy the kicker kit, (200 bucks) and a couple hours work. You will need a right side case cover gasket. My bike has a kicker, so I can't really advise, but others here can.
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    $200 is a bit much. Maybe I can drag the bike more than I thought

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    I keep mine on a battery tender have never had a problem.

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    I have been around for a long time. One thing I have learned is that Murphy's Law is real.

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