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Old 07-11-2007, 08:20 AM   #1
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Battery question

Ok, so, due to the rain, I hadn't been riding my bike, and now my battery is dead. I know I need to get a bike charger to recharge my batter.
This got me thinking however. My questions are...

Can you jump start a bike like a car?
Does it have to be from another bike?
What about from a car? (I'm pretty sure this is no, but it doesn't hurt tyo ask the experts)


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Old 07-11-2007, 08:26 AM   #2
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i've jumped off a car (car was not on) when i got tired of trying to push start it, but I really had to be somewhere...

but i'd use a trickle charger for a few hours if you have the time.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:26 AM   #3
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Yes you can jump start it from a car. Buy a trickle charger, it is a good investment. Your battery will last longer and be happier.

Push starting is a good idea if your bike is light like mine, doesn't take much.
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Can you jump start a bike like a car? YES
Does it have to be from another bike?NO
What about from a car? YES


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Old 07-11-2007, 10:38 AM   #5
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If you jump it from a car, make sure the car IS NOT running. The amperage output of the alternator can fry your regulator / rectifier.
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+1 i couldn't have said it better.
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push start that thing and ride it around for a bit to charge up the battery...

if you don't know how to push start...see if someone nearby can help.
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by now it should be charged on the charger!
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thanks guys!
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