Why dirt bikes need a kickstart...

Found a great video then post it up here. It doesn't have to be about bikes.
SteveR
Posts: 3129
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:09 pm
Has thanked: 129 times
Been thanked: 53 times

Re: Why dirt bikes need a kickstart...

Post by SteveR » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:37 pm

Scott_rider wrote:Was that a bit of 'off piste' action?...just saying :whistle:
Thought that myself to be honest..... :whistle:

Adventure Bike Rider New Issue Out Now
Andi_Archer
Posts: 1734
Joined: Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:13 pm
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 101 times

Re: Why dirt bikes need a kickstart...

Post by Andi_Archer » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:13 pm

Very funny but wise comments that said you could if the starter system is dodgy,carry a spare battery pack and lead in your pack/pocket available for £30 or so from many chinese websites.Alternatly a long lead with crocodille leads either end and jump it off your mates bike.

Image

daytona-supersport
Posts: 2321
Joined: Mon May 02, 2011 4:56 pm

Re: Why dirt bikes need a kickstart...

Post by daytona-supersport » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:54 pm

Well guys, having read all the negative comments about the Freeride I'm so glad that I didn't buy one. Some interesting comments from people with hands on experience of the machine.

SteveR
Posts: 3129
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:09 pm
Has thanked: 129 times
Been thanked: 53 times

Re: Why dirt bikes need a kickstart...

Post by SteveR » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:52 pm

Andi_Archer wrote:Very funny but wise comments that said you could if the starter system is dodgy,carry a spare battery pack and lead in your pack/pocket available for £30 or so from many chinese websites.Alternatly a long lead with crocodille leads either end and jump it off your mates bike.

Image
I have been wondering about one of these for chucking in the vehicles (I already carry jump leads) after some eletrickery issues with the Vara recently. And you can't bump start it with a dead battery.... :angry:

Do they work on bigger engines? I have seen some saying that they will start a 3.5l diesel motor, soa 1l v-twin should be a doddle ;)

Or stick these under the seat??

Mad Hatter
Posts: 1639
Joined: Wed May 02, 2012 10:39 am
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 77 times

Re: Why dirt bikes need a kickstart...

Post by Mad Hatter » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:10 pm

I got one similar to that before I went to Ireland with Nikoli earlier this year thanks to his sketchy electricals :laugh:

Anyway didn't get to try it until I was in Scotland and jumped some dudes street triple with no problem at all (thumbs)

User avatar
Teflon Jnr
Posts: 899
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:12 pm
Location: Stalybridge
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 67 times

Re: Why dirt bikes need a kickstart...

Post by Teflon Jnr » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:14 pm

SteveR wrote:
Andi_Archer wrote:Very funny but wise comments that said you could if the starter system is dodgy,carry a spare battery pack and lead in your pack/pocket available for £30 or so from many chinese websites.Alternatly a long lead with crocodille leads either end and jump it off your mates bike.

Image
I have been wondering about one of these for chucking in the vehicles (I already carry jump leads) after some eletrickery issues with the Vara recently. And you can't bump start it with a dead battery.... :angry:

Do they work on bigger engines? I have seen some saying that they will start a 3.5l diesel motor, soa 1l v-twin should be a doddle ;)

Or stick these under the seat??
I have a db power version of these power bars with jump leads off amazon think it was £25 £30 works perfectly I left my heated grips on at work 1 day before I fitted a ignition feed relay from 7am till 6pm the battery was should we sat dead on arrival it wouldn't bump clipped this little Badby on and bang started first time I've also used it to start our mercedes sprinter van and if memory serves me correct Darryl of here lent a chap his at the Malvern Hills rally this year too start his tenere on Sunday morning after it wouldn't start and drained the battery the booster was showing as flat as a pancake as he'd used it all weekend to charge his phone etc and bang the tenere jumped perfectly and burst into life I carry one everywhere now
Jesus rides a Harley and the devil wears prada

🇩🇪 🇧🇪 🇬🇧 🇮🇪 🇫🇷 🇮🇲 🇱🇺

HAMMERHEAD
Posts: 521
Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:11 pm

Re: Why dirt bikes need a kickstart...

Post by HAMMERHEAD » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:35 pm

Teflon Jnr wrote:
SteveR wrote:
Andi_Archer wrote:Very funny but wise comments that said you could if the starter system is dodgy,carry a spare battery pack and lead in your pack/pocket available for £30 or so from many chinese websites.Alternatly a long lead with crocodille leads either end and jump it off your mates bike.

Image
I have been wondering about one of these for chucking in the vehicles (I already carry jump leads) after some eletrickery issues with the Vara recently. And you can't bump start it with a dead battery.... :angry:

Do they work on bigger engines? I have seen some saying that they will start a 3.5l diesel motor, soa 1l v-twin should be a doddle ;)

Or stick these under the seat??
I have a db power version of these power bars with jump leads off amazon think it was £25 £30 works perfectly I left my heated grips on at work 1 day before I fitted a ignition feed relay from 7am till 6pm the battery was should we sat dead on arrival it wouldn't bump clipped this little Badby on and bang started first time I've also used it to start our mercedes sprinter van and if memory serves me correct Darryl of here lent a chap his at the Malvern Hills rally this year too start his tenere on Sunday morning after it wouldn't start and drained the battery the booster was showing as flat as a pancake as he'd used it all weekend to charge his phone etc and bang the tenere jumped perfectly and burst into life I carry one everywhere now
Have you got a link to that one plz? Wud like to compare with the other one that's been posted on eBay. Cheers. (thumbs)

User avatar
Teflon Jnr
Posts: 899
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:12 pm
Location: Stalybridge
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 67 times

Re: Why dirt bikes need a kickstart...

Post by Teflon Jnr » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:11 am

Jesus rides a Harley and the devil wears prada

🇩🇪 🇧🇪 🇬🇧 🇮🇪 🇫🇷 🇮🇲 🇱🇺

Simon_100
Posts: 7366
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:02 pm
Has thanked: 44 times
Been thanked: 112 times

Re: Why dirt bikes need a kickstart...

Post by Simon_100 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:42 am

-Ralph- wrote:Say this in your best welsh accent...

"He isn't the sharpest tool in the box that lad is he now?"

It's only a 2T 250, even with no tow rope he could just hold onto his mates jacket and get up enough speed up to jump start that!
Just goes to show, never tryst a guy with alabaster statuary in his extensive front garden - bound to bean all-the-gear-and-no-idea merchant ... (thumbs)

Besides, I was always taught that there's no such thing as a 'free ride' - I'll get me coat (thumbs)

Regs

Simon
Be sure to visit www.thespanishbiker.com the invaluable guide to motorcycling in Spain - plus guided rides, HISS Events* and off road touring support service



*Highly Informal Sojourns in Spain

Andi_Archer
Posts: 1734
Joined: Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:13 pm
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 101 times

Re: Why dirt bikes need a kickstart...

Post by Andi_Archer » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:48 am

I have a couple of differnt makes, not that Ive used them in anger yet but Ive not used a fire extiguisher yet either but its good to have around just in case. The more expensive option which comes in a couple of different models

Post Reply

Return to “VIDEOS”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 990Duck and 51 guests