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    1969 r60us

    Can you run one without a battery installed and if so do you do anything with the battery cables, ground the ground or whatever. I don't want to stress the system.

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    Yes, you can run without a battery installed. The battery is really only a reservoir for power to run the lights, etc., when you're idling like at a stop of something.

    I re-read something that Vech wrote on another forum that this is not a good idea in that you'll eventually fry the voltage regulator. You have to find a way to defeat the generator. He suggested that the brushes be permanently lifted off the armature to stop voltage generation. Or go all the way and remove the generator completely.

    I think it would be best to have a battery in the system just to keep all systems running.
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    You have to complete the circuit

    The bike will run fine with a dead battery as far as I know but won't create spark unless the + & - wires are connected somehow, I think. I have never tried to run any of my /2's without a battery in there, dead or alive so I can't be sure. Find an old 6 volt /2 battery and put it in there to run the bike, if your going to ride it around I would suggest getting a good one and make sure the lights are working good, especially the tail and brake light.

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    It ran just fine without the battery and the wires were not hooked to anything. I just wanted to run her a little and park her again but I installed a battery and have been ridding. She hit good on the second kick and ran on the third.
    I bought the bike a few years back from a man in Bristol Tn. It has a fairing and leather saddle bags that he said he didn't like that I have now installed. Anyone have a way that I could send a pic from my phone to so I could post it. I have terrible internet capabilities.

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    I can post the picture for you. I'll send you a PM with my email address.
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    Mark sent me his pictures so I could upload them for him. Nice looking bike...and classic vintage fairing!
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    Thanks for doing that for me. Just after I got the bike I had someone tell me that the fairing was made at the factory by hammering it out on a stump they had to form it. They said look on the inside and you can see the hammer marks and there are some marks that could be I suppose.

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    Nice

    I am absolutely not a fairing guy but that one looks stunning on your bike. Just beautiful!

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