Is it possible to remove the battery and run the scooter without it?

by Dave
(White Cloud, Mi)

I have a TGB Laser. I would like to run it without the battery because it sets for a week or more without being run and the battery is always dead. Buying a new battery every few months is pretty expensive. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Dave

Answer: Dave, I think you must be joking. The battery is what provides the electrical power to get and keep your scooter running. But there is another answer... a Battery Tender. You can read all about it on this page I wrote:

Just hook up this inexpensive device to your scooter's battery and you should never have to worry about it going dead again... unless you have some other electrical shorting issue or something going on.

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Jul 24, 2020
Will a scooter run without a charged battery. NEW
by: Kenneth

My scooter will kick start and run with a dead battery in it, but after about 2 minutes or less the engine will cycle down and go completely dead in the middle of the road and I will have to re kick-start it and it will run again for a couple minutes and die again. so I have to charge my battery and I hope that solves the problem with the engine dying because it wasn't doing that before the battery went dead so I'm praying that my scooter is refusing to run properly because of the battery and not because I suddenly have an engine problem. I hope this helps someone I'm driving a 2005 piaggio.

Nov 27, 2019
Not true NEW
by: Anonymous

Many scooters will start and run with NO battery. The battery is there for lights, blinkers,gauges,etc.

Sep 15, 2015
possible to run scooter without battery NEW
by: Anonymous

My scooter surprisingly runs without a battery. Kick start and lights and blinkers work.

Dec 29, 2011
Run without battery
by: Anonymous

It will still run without the battery connected, But you will have to use the kicker to start it, And on mines the blinkers dont work with the battery disconnected.

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