Jump Charging a 1200I


Anything goes - doesn't fit any other category!
  • Sponsored Links
jpmurphy
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:55 am
Location: Great Bend, Kansas
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Interstate Voyager Trike

Jump Charging a 1200I

Postby jpmurphy » Sun May 31, 2015 9:03 am



Here's the question:
Is it safe to jump charge a bike from a car ?



User avatar
CMReynolds1
Posts: 647
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:56 pm
Location: Oregon
Motorcycle: 2013 F6B

Re: Jump Charging a 1200I

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun May 31, 2015 9:04 am

Only if the car is NOT running. Then disconnect ASAP.
Ride Safe,
Taz


TF 116, RivRon 512, Can Tho, S. Vietnam, 8/66-/9/68, GM(G)2

jpmurphy
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:55 am
Location: Great Bend, Kansas
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Interstate Voyager Trike

Re: Jump Charging a 1200I

Postby jpmurphy » Sun May 31, 2015 9:34 am

So I did this. Didn't know the effects of the car running. Bike ran for a few seconds then quit with an audible pop. That battery will not take a charge at all.

I know zero about bike electronics. I suspect I blew some component/s but have no idea what or which one. Haven't even looked at the bike yet.
I wanted to explore here first before I started taking things apart. Just got it put back together after installing new progressives a week ago. Taking this thing apart is not some thing I look forward to.

I'm sure there are a progression of steps to take in checking the elect system starting with the fuse box. Once I get past the fuse box I am lost.

Looking for guidance.

User avatar
CMReynolds1
Posts: 647
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:56 pm
Location: Oregon
Motorcycle: 2013 F6B

Re: Jump Charging a 1200I

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun May 31, 2015 9:50 am

The output of the car alternator can fry the motorcycle battery. By leaving the car off, this is taken out of the equation. I have attached a wiring schematic for 1200 Goldwings. Hopefully some other trike riders will be able to add some input for you. I am sure there are additional wiring changes to the trike from a two wheel wiring harness.

Keep checking, many people here and they are super helpful!
Attachments
Ride Safe,
Taz


TF 116, RivRon 512, Can Tho, S. Vietnam, 8/66-/9/68, GM(G)2

jpmurphy
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:55 am
Location: Great Bend, Kansas
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Interstate Voyager Trike

Re: Jump Charging a 1200I

Postby jpmurphy » Sun May 31, 2015 12:05 pm

Many Thanks. I hope to get into it later today.

User avatar
redial
Posts: 1993
Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:17 am
Location: Kapunda, SouthAustralia
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500 Spectre Red Aspencade

Re: Jump Charging a 1200I

Postby redial » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:11 pm

I dont want to bring in a red herring into this conversation, but I was always taught that you leave the two batteries connected for a few minutes when jump starting, so that the electrical levels stabilise before disconnecting them. This then prevents the sudden spike of volts that sometimes occur.

Is this correct?
Len in Kapunda

The world is not going to finish today, as it is already tomorrow in Australia and New Zealand, and other islands of foreign nations such as Guam and Samoa.

User avatar
CMReynolds1
Posts: 647
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:56 pm
Location: Oregon
Motorcycle: 2013 F6B

Re: Jump Charging a 1200I

Postby CMReynolds1 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:22 pm

That sounds plausible. I do recall someone that along time ago. Thanks for adding that
It certainly can't hurt.


Ride Safe,
Taz


TF 116, RivRon 512, Can Tho, S. Vietnam, 8/66-/9/68, GM(G)2


Return to “Goldwing Chat”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alan_Hepburn, Easy rider, Zum [Bot] and 4 guests