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    Not to be smart but why disconnect the sparkplug wire...whynot just use the killswitch?

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    Whynot just use the killswitch vrs sparkplug wire removal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    One can always do a load test at home to evaluate a questionable battery. With the battery charged to say 12.8 volts or so disconnect the spark plug lead and engage starter motor for 20 seconds or so while monitoring decaying voltage across your battery. Should voltage drop below 9.6 volts during draw test conventional wisdom says battery is inadequate.
    I figure it is inadequate when it fails to start the bike.

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    Um, I really don't think you want to find that out while 10 miles out in the boonies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyTFS View Post
    Um, I really don't think you want to find that out while 10 miles out in the boonies!
    If I am by myself I just ride two tracks and will be able to start it. May take a while to push it up hill but will not need much roll to get it started. Even in the boonies around here you just wait and someone will be by. I have lots of time to wait,I am retired and do not have to be any place on schedule. If no cell service ,just walk to top of hill and call Wesley and then set in shade and wait until he gets off work.

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    Ah, the life of Riley!
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