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In an emergency, if the battery is drained for example (but the dash still lights up), is it safe to attempt a push start using first or second gear? Not sure if it'll damage the ECU or electronics..

Has anyone actually successfully done a push start on a Scrambler?

I supposed I could try coasting slowly and try it after killing the engine.
 

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I haven't actually done an 'old-fashioned' push start. However my bike did pop and cut out a few times when it was brand new and I did restart it by the same method you're talking about.
 

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In an emergency, if the battery is drained for example (but the dash still lights up), is it safe to attempt a push start using first or second gear? Not sure if it'll damage the ECU or electronics..

Has anyone actually successfully done a push start on a Scrambler?

I supposed I could try coasting slowly and try it after killing the engine.
The only problem is if the battery is completely flat and unable to bring the fuel up to pressure with the pump before bump starting, other than that there is no issue.
It is generally advised not to start modern fuel injected catalysed engines this way though because if it doesn't start right away it sends unburnt fuel down to the cat. As long as it starts I say.
 
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