jump starting a gl1800


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jcsmith
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jump starting a gl1800

Postby jcsmith » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:48 pm



are there any remote contacts to jump start my goldwing



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thrasherg
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Re: jump starting a gl1800

Postby thrasherg » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:10 pm

Not that I know off.. Never had to jump start my 1800..

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Re: jump starting a gl1800

Postby gareva1 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:42 pm

No, but I have heard of people attaching some heavier gauge wire to the battery and running it up to the trunk or one of the passenger side pockets and putting a golf cart charger connector on it, then cutting one end off some jumper cables and attaching some golf cart charger connectors to it...you see where this is going? They now are able to jump/be jumped without pulling the side cover, and they can also attach battery tenders/chargers easily and securely. Additionally, I've seen people adapt air compressors and inverters to run off that connector...I just use sae connectors for all of that stuff, but the sae connectors are a little too thin to use as a jumping current carrier...one of these days I'll do the golf cart charger connector, I think it's a nifty idea.

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thrasherg
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Re: jump starting a gl1800

Postby thrasherg » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:50 am

I have a cigarette lighter plug on my wing, and I just put an adapter on my battery tender, so now I just plug the battery tender into the cigarette lighter when the bike is parked up.. You could not use this to jump start the wing, but it's a very convenient way to connect a battery tender/charger to a wing.

Gary

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themainviking
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Re: jump starting a gl1800

Postby themainviking » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:31 pm

thrasherg wrote:I have a cigarette lighter plug on my wing, and I just put an adapter on my battery tender, so now I just plug the battery tender into the cigarette lighter when the bike is parked up.. You could not use this to jump start the wing, but it's a very convenient way to connect a battery tender/charger to a wing.

Gary


Good idea. Glad you thought of it. I would have put the cig lighter on a switched circuit till I saw this.


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