Pulling battery on Freeride

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Pulling battery on Freeride

Post by Laoch » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:08 pm

Good time to inspect and clean everything else.

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Re: Pulling battery on Freeride

Post by Wingfixer » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:35 pm

Get the fuck outta here!

Reason 1,276,845,900,541 not to own a KTM.....
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Re: Pulling battery on Freeride

Post by phoo » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:44 pm

Pat -

The battery on my KTM is literally one bolt to take off the seat, making it the easiest of all of my bikes. And the front sprocket is held on by a circlip and the brake pads are held in by a single hitch pin each. Just sayin'. :-)


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Re: Pulling battery on Freeride

Post by trialsrider » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:46 pm

Wingfixer wrote:Get the fuck outta here!

Reason 1,276,845,900,541 not to own a KTM.....
Didn't someone's brake pad fall off due to caliper failure


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Re: Pulling battery on Freeride

Post by Wingfixer » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:04 pm

phoo wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:44 pm
Pat -

The battery on my KTM is literally one bolt to take off the seat, making it the easiest of all of my bikes. And the front sprocket is held on by a circlip and the brake pads are held in by a single hitch pin each. Just sayin'. :-)


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And I can get my seat off with out any tools... :deal:
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Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:46 pm
Didn't someone's brake pad fall off due to caliper failure


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That was a failure of the "Bullet proof" disk guard... All better now though!
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Re: Pulling battery on Freeride

Post by Marylander » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:41 am

I keep my bike on a battery tender. I'm too lazy to use the push button to remove the seat so I put a pig tail on so I don't have to. :lol2: I might not see my battery until it failed completely if it was in front of the mud flap like that. On the plus side that puts a bit of weight down low on the freeride.

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Re: Pulling battery on Freeride

Post by Bucho » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:24 am

Marylander wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:41 am
I keep my bike on a battery tender. I'm too lazy to use the push button to remove the seat so I put a pig tail on so I don't have to. :lol2: I might not see my battery until it failed completely if it was in front of the mud flap like that. On the plus side that puts a bit of weight down low on the freeride.
I dont even do that. If its a been awhile it just takes a kick or two first thing in the morning, then the magic button works fine for rest of the day
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Re: Pulling battery on Freeride

Post by Marylander » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:09 pm

Bucho wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:24 am
I dont even do that. If its a been awhile it just takes a kick or two first thing in the morning, then the magic button works fine for rest of the day
Ah, I didn't put the kickstart kit on though. I still win the laziness wars. :loveit: I haven't missed having a kickstart yet but I may some day. I remember towing a 1990s kawi 650 dual sport (don't think it was a klr, had a low front fender) with a 250+ lb rider out of the woods once. That was an adventure. At least the xtrainer and I only amount to about 400 lbs.

Looks like all the 2018 beta 2 strokes come without the kickstarter.

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Re: Pulling battery on Freeride

Post by Bucho » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:45 pm

If you keep your battery charged then you really dont need the kicker...
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Re: Pulling battery on Freeride

Post by Laoch » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:08 pm

Wingfixer wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:35 pm
Get the fuck outta here!

Reason 1,276,845,900,541 not to own a KTM.....
:lol2: :lol2:
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