Author Topic: Getting a bike running  (Read 332 times)

Offline firebane

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Getting a bike running
« on: Jan 29, 2017, 21:28:52 »
Hey guys looking for some feedback on a few ideas I have about starting a bike.

Right now unfortunately my two batteries are dead and not coming back. I am looking for a quick way to test run a bike and have a few thoughts of which could be bad or dangerous.

Idea #1: Use a smaller battery I have but only has 1/4" terminals to run a 12-14awg wire from it to the original starter wire. Possibly cook the smaller wire?

Idea #2: I have a battery charger with a start mode and connect the leads to the bike with no battery or use one of my dead batteries as a isolator

Idea #3: Grab a car battery and run jumper cables from it to the bike.

Ideally I am trying to do this without buying another battery at this time... Thoughts?

Offline hillsy

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Re: Getting a bike running
« Reply #1 on: Jan 29, 2017, 22:54:12 »

Offline farmer92

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Re: Getting a bike running
« Reply #2 on: Jan 30, 2017, 07:15:45 »
Agreed #3
Done it several times

Offline Sonreir

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Re: Getting a bike running
« Reply #3 on: Jan 31, 2017, 13:41:33 »
+1 on #3, but do not have the car running when you're doing this. Depending on your bike, you may fry the regulator.
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