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    The Comedy is in the Back Array Saturnin's Avatar
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    bro, do you even ride in a straight line? #1 asshole

    Jump starting a bike

    i was told not to jump a bike from a car....so i havent done it....now...someone else informed me that its ok....whats teh deal wif dat?

    is it or not?

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    i ahve done it 400 million times AND LOOK AT MY BIKE! ITS MINT!
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    The Comedy is in the Back Array Saturnin's Avatar
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    bro, do you even ride in a straight line? #1 asshole
    thanx fish...
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    I’ve also done it; it’s fine as long as the car isn’t runnin' when you jump from it. u get that thing runnin' yet?

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    The Comedy is in the Back Array Saturnin's Avatar
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    bro, do you even ride in a straight line? #1 asshole
    nah.....i took it appart..but no cigar...i'm gonna try few things...and then see if i can jump it...it turns but doesnt want to spark it..i'm gonna lick the spurkplug connection to see if it goes..ehehe...
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    why woulnd't you be able to do it?
    if there's a spike in voltage there's a fuse to take care of that...
    so what's the problem?

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    Like everyone said, it is A-OK. And you can jump it with the car running, it is just a bit safer to make sure the cables are connected before you start the car.

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    Originally posted by Miteorite
    why woulnd't you be able to do it?
    if there's a spike in voltage there's a fuse to take care of that...
    so what's the problem?
    Sure, if the fuse goes before it takes something else out
    first.

    I'd make sure the car wasn't running, there's more than
    enough juice in a standing car battery to make things happen.

    The other thing to watch out for is burning out your starter
    motor on the bike. It's only a wee little thing, not meant
    to be cranked over, and over, and over, which is usually
    what happens if you're trying to fix something. Give it time
    to cool off between attempts.

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    I've done it on my CBR600 and my ZX9R, blew fuses only twice (once each bike) of numerous atempts. Just don't keep the cables connected until you're ready and disconnect immediately after the bike starts.
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    this is my...boomstick! Array CrotchetyRocket's Avatar
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    Don't run the car. The power being delivered to a lunchbox sized car batt by a car alt is more than enough to fuck up a motorcycle batt, with its delicate plates. It simply can't take that much amperage that fast. It's like filling a glass by upending a bucket. You'll fill the glass but it's way too much. "Way too much" in electrical terms means melted plates, boiled off fluid, a fubar battery and possible electrical system damage to the bike.

    The big challenge is hooking jumper cables up without shorting the positive to the frame on most bikes, as the batt is buried somewhere.

    A car battery is immensely more than capable of firing a bike, even if the bike is totally dead and the car is not running. A bike batt, maybe 100 cranking amps; even a small car battery is 350 cranking amps.

    One should not do this too often but as a "get me going so I can go to the shop and get a new battery", it's fine.

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    im sure its ok...just make sure you dont cross the cables when you connect them

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    if it's just the bike's batt dead, and the bike runs ok just giver a push start, you won't have to worry about shite.

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    auger
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    ...but you can`t push start an injected bike,right?.

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    this is my...boomstick! Array CrotchetyRocket's Avatar
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    Depends on how dead it is. Energising the tiny solenoid that is an injector does not take much power. As with a carb bike, it's the ignition system that needs more juice to run.

    Crotch

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