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Old 02-27-2006, 10:31 AM   #1
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Battery Dead

I haven't used the bike for a while now and yesterday when I tried to started it wouldn't. It seems that the battery has no charge. What is the proper way to give it a jump? Would I do it just like a car with regular cables?

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Old 02-27-2006, 10:47 AM   #2
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pretty much yeah

or try

turning the ignition on, kill switch on, clutch in, 2nd gear. have a buddy push you. when at a decent speed. stand up......... all at the same time drop down in the seat (to give the rear tire some bite) and release the clutch. "bump starting" the bike.

and instead of talking smack to me, ride more.......
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Old 02-27-2006, 12:37 PM   #3
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Thanks on the advice.

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Old 02-27-2006, 12:43 PM   #4
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Old 02-27-2006, 12:52 PM   #5
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If you're jumping of with a car make sure it is NOT running when you do it. The amperage put out by the car's alternater can fry your regulator / rectifier.
If you don't get to ride your bike frequently, I'd recommend getting a Battery Tender, that will autyomatically charge it without over-charging.


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Patrick, so when I connect the cables from my truck's battery to the bike it (truck) should be off? How long will it need to be connected for?

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Old 02-27-2006, 01:02 PM   #7
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Yes, don't have the truck running at all.
You should be able to start the bike immediately if there are no other problems.

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get a batter tender jr. I love it. I plug it in everynight when i get back.
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Old 02-27-2006, 07:43 PM   #10
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How much do a battery tender cost?
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Old 02-27-2006, 09:58 PM   #11
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Around $26.00 for the Yuasa brand one which is the one I recommend.

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If you have a battery thats dead but you don't need it charged immediatly, will a tender bring it back up after a period of time or is it just for maintaining an already charged battery?
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I've brought back batteries after keeping them on a trickle charge for about a week.
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this is an interesting proposition you put forth, I will weigh this new information carefully
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That will be considered as well =)
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Good luck bump starting a fuel injected bike or a vtwin...OMG I was trying to bump start an Aprilla in Austin one time going down hill and the tire kept locking up.

The problem with bumping a FI bike is that the battery can be so dead and will not give the bike fuel to start. You will end up wasting your time. I know from experience. I left my heated grips on one too many times...lol
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you could allways just take the battery to auto zone and have them charge it
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