Jump Starting

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Jump Starting

Post by HAMMERHEAD » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:01 am

A stupid question but I'm no sparky. Is it possible to jump start a 12v bike with a 12v car battery? Or are the amps? Too much?

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Re: Jump Starting

Post by HAMMERHEAD » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:02 am

Big risk of making myself look an asshole here. Lol

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Re: Jump Starting

Post by micksea » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:03 am

Course you can (thumbs)

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Re: Jump Starting

Post by HAMMERHEAD » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:45 am

Thanx Mick. (thumbs) . Was too afraid to look for awhile become of all the abuse I thought I'd get :laugh:

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Re: Jump Starting

Post by Brenhden » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:31 am

Yes it works great (as long as you haven't turned the fuel off ;) . The bike only draws the current it needs.
It's easier than running up and down the road too.
And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.

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Re: Jump Starting

Post by Spike941 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:13 am

Works the other way round as well. Unless you get the leads the wrong way round. Cost me £1,300

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Re: Jump Starting

Post by HAMMERHEAD » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:08 pm

Thnx lads (thumbs)

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Re: Jump Starting

Post by HAMMERHEAD » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:09 pm

Spike941 wrote:Works the other way round as well. Unless you get the leads the wrong way round. Cost me £1,300
YIKES! That's more than my bike is worth. :-))

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Re: Jump Starting

Post by Mike54 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:28 pm

DO NOT have the vehicle running if the car battery is actually in a car. Engine must be off.

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Re: Jump Starting

Post by Spike941 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:36 pm

HAMMERHEAD wrote:
Spike941 wrote:Works the other way round as well. Unless you get the leads the wrong way round. Cost me £1,300
YIKES! That's more than my bike is worth. :-))
Used my Harley to start the wife's Mini. Caused £1,300 to the wife's Mini. The Harley was fine. I put it down to jet lag having just suffered 2 back to back 12 hour flights. Not clever.

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