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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-25-2019, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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Bump starting?

I saw in the manual that you shouldn't bump start the Rebel. Is there a legit reason for that or is it just Honda liability worries in case of an accident?
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Probably a safety issue.

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 11:53 AM
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Push or bump starting is contra-indicated for any fuel injected vehicle.

I remember push starting my old Yamaha 250 a lot because the battery was always dead and I was always broke. Those were old carburated days though.
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why?
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Well, has anyone tried to push start it?
I'm thinking it might not work.
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Well, has anyone tried to push start it?
I'm thinking it might not work.
With an electric fuel pump I am doubtful how easy one can bump start the Rebel if the battery is dead.

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Fuel injectors require power to push fuel, carburetors work on a vacuum.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-03-2019, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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I was thinking more like if the starter wasn't working.
But now I want to try and bump start it with someone's jumper cables attached lol.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-03-2019, 11:00 AM
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Iíve bump started mine, just left the key and ignition on and ran it down a hill. Fired up perfectly fine, didnít die after that. (Left the hazards on and went for breakfast, you know the rest )
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-03-2019, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Was your battery dead when you tried this?
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