will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?


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will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

Postby halcombrick » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:50 am



I don't know a lot about this but will jumping my bike off from a car harm it in anyway?


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Re: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

Postby ankgrays » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:43 pm

The bike, the car AND you. :o
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Re: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

Postby SteveB123 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:10 pm

halcombrick wrote:I don't know a lot about this but will jumping my bike off from a car harm it in anyway?


No.
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Re: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

Postby charliektm400exc » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:43 pm

Yes

It's something you can do with a full on dirt bike. Not something you can do with any sort of road bike, particularly one that weighs as much as a wing.

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Re: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

Postby ankgrays » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:09 pm

Oh...wait...jump starting kind, or the Evil Knevil kind??
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Re: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:08 pm

Badly worded title - got some different responses. :shock:

Yes you can jump start the bike from your car battery. But you won't need the car running to do it. Safer if it is not running - as the CCA or cold cranking amps of your car battery is much greater than your bike battery.

But a good sized bike can be made to do most things as well. :lol:

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Re: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

Postby halcombrick » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:03 pm

Thanks to everyone including the comedians lol I guess I should have said boost my bike . Thanks guys Rick.
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Re: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

Postby ankgrays » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:27 pm

halcombrick wrote:Thanks to everyone including the comedians lol I guess I should have said boost my bike . Thanks guys Rick.



Why would you want to steal it, if it's already yours??

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Postby suvcw04 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:48 pm

I think a couple of our members had too much fruit cake last Thursday.

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Re: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

Postby k1w1t1m » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:17 pm

I've seen some boosted Valkyries, no reason a super or turbo charger couldn't be put on a GoldWing.

Yes you can jump/boost from a car or car battery. The car does not have to be running.

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Re: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

Postby redial » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:31 pm

Dont ever hi-jack the thread, you may not be able to reach the battery terminals :D
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Re: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

Postby bustedwing » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:34 pm

Wow, I think some people have been snorting too many exhaust fumes, or suffering from PMS. (Parked Motorcycle Symdrome).
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Re: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

Postby honda1982 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:12 pm

2 thumbs up on the PMS it would be best to let the car run a bit to put a charge in the battery before starting if its extremly low on charge

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Re: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

Postby tom84std » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:33 pm

The whole time I was thinking "Depends on how ya land."

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Re: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

Postby Winger 99 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:49 pm

LOL I have jump started my bike with a car battery several times after a winter storage or a cold start to give more cranking time if needed. I own a GL 1500 and 2 750 Aero's purchased a portable battery pack for this purpose. If you find bike is starting on the release
of the start switch shows ignition is not getting enough power to start until load is taken from the starter.

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Re: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

Postby raven41951 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:37 pm

The ONLY reason I even looked at this thread was to see if anyone else saw the Yogi Berra in this. My friends you did not disappoint. We all know what he wanted to say but the execution was flawed.

BTW Dave Lambert, of Davez Motorcyle Shop and co-owner of Fremont Machine Shop (with his brother Ron) and a well known drag bike builder at New England Dragway in Epping NH built a supercharged 1800 Goldwing for one of his customers back about ten years ago. They could not get the rings to seat properly thus had great trouble mapping the ignition. At one of his annual tire smoking rallies, they brought out the wing and completely smoked the rear tire off it and the rings seated. Ron ended up with the bike as it was way too much for the owner. The looks on the faces of those rocket-riders when they pulled up next to Ron at 75mph and he lit up the rear tire and brought the front into the air as he left them with jaws dropped was absolutely priceless!

Unfortunately, Dave passed away December 23rd after a two year battle with Brain Cancer and will be sorely missed by many.




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