Dead Battery: What me Worry?

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by go-rebels, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. go-rebels

    go-rebels Member

    My battery won't hold a charge if sitting for a few weeks. Is there any downside to riding a bike with a battery on its last legs? Do you ever need to replace the battery, even if it is dead?

  2. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    I've been riding my Whizzer with a dead battery for a year. I bought a new one over the winter, but I'm waiting until warmer weather to charge and install it. No sense in having it sit idle in the cold.
    The main downside I've seen is with lighting. At idle the lights won't be as bright, and (in my case) I have to keep revs up for the turn signals to work properly.
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    sometimes a dead battery may cause

    harder starting or no starting
    fading of elect (lights, spark) etc
    rough running because of weakened spark -- a possibility

    on some 2-wheels with motors
    that don't use elect starting
    have ridden for many months sometimes years with a dead battery -- no problems noted

    brings up a good question
    how is the level of the distilled water in our batteries today ???
    that's why many batteries last so long -- keeping water level up....

    ride the motor bike
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2009
  4. go-rebels

    go-rebels Member

    Sorry, I didn't make myself clear enough.

    This is on a Whizzer NE5.
  5. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

  6. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    same as

    that was taken into account
    same information given for charging systems of all engines
  7. bill green

    bill green Member

    Good call to replace it is a large part of the system and you could get elec. spikes that can pop bulbs.......................Bill
  8. go-rebels

    go-rebels Member

  9. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    That's the same place I got my new battery from. They ship quickly too!
  10. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    the spark/ignition is on a different "circut"; the battery is for the accessories. one can have the harness chopped for running only the engine...
    But agree with bill, you can affect the lighting/horn with spikes and lows, so having a fresh full battery is a good idea.