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Old 04-09-2013, 05:46 PM
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Post Starting on a dead battery?

So I'm in the woods real deep. I shut off my 2012 850 Touring go pee and take a couple of pics and come back to find the battery dead. This is just an example but how could I start her????????????????

No pull start on these I know. Can I put it in gear and push like a bitch?

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Old 04-09-2013, 05:50 PM
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:06 PM
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Thats definitely a good question. Unfortunately I don't think there is a way to start an XP short of jump starting it. I carry some jumper cables just in case. Hopefully someone would stop by. I don't know if you could push it fast enough to get it started but I'd like to know if anyone has.

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Old 04-09-2013, 06:23 PM
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Can't push start a CVT. Your best bet is to keep the battery in tip top shape. Your second option is to carry a portable boost pack so you can jump yourself. It's why it's best to avoid riding by yourself.

And I you ride by yourself, I'd carry a GPS device like the spot so I coul signal for help via text or email If I was stuck.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:17 PM
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x2 on what Blueline said. The primary has to be spinning to even pinch the belt. Won't happen with a dead bike...

Best options:
- Always keep her on a maintainer while sitting (not a trickle charger); this will keep the build up of sulfur on the plates at bay...slowly killing it for good
- Buy a better battery when able like an Odyssey
- Carry a boost pack

This topic is especially important for those that live in below freezing temps in the winter since the battery will not have near as many CCAs when its cold. Making it difficult to start. Factor in a poorly maintained battery and you'll be facing what your example is!
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:45 AM
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I carry a small jump box just for that reason. They make some small pretty compact ones. Mine is a Schumacher XP400. $39 on Amazon
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:33 AM
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you've got bigger problems if you've been running for a while and get back on the bike and the battery is dead. If you're any distance into the woods your battery will probably die (your bike as well) before you make it back on the boosted battery. THe problem is the battery isn't getting a charge. If it's a car, your alternator is out (not sure the proper term for the charging systems on the ATV's) and not charging the battery. when a car is running, it's getting it's electrical off the alternator, not the battery. same thing with your bike. once it's running. the electircal power is coming from the charging system. not the battery. the battery really only is used to start the motor. thats why they say to wire your winch into a power source that is only live when the engine is one. This prevents you from draining the battery.

option 2 is you've got a bad battery. but you should be maintaining and monitoring your battery enough to know if it's going bad. Rarely do they just decide to quit working.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:42 AM
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Buy a dry cell, much better for wheelers. Battery tender at Walmart $29, then you will never have to give it a thought. In bad weather, that could be a dangerous situation.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:58 PM
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Needless to say, there should be a pull start on these bikes. A battery will go out ten times before the stator does. There just trying to get off cheap. In 2012 there was an option for a pull start on the 400, 500, and 800 models, lol....
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:22 AM
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With a little work you could pull the clutch cover and put a rope around the primary and pull start it. In an emergency I guess. Boost pack is definitely going on my list of things to carry to the woods.
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