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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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So I was on a benefit moto rally last weekend and all went well, but at the end I parked the bike and turned the key one notch too far - and left the "parking" light on. Came back over an hour later and bike battery was dead only "click click click." Now the geniuses at the rally (the HD "rescue truck") had no jumper cables or start box (gosh why would we need that with 2,500 bikes around?). The police cruisers (20+) none had jumper cables either. So add me to the list of guys that have killed bike with the damned parking light.

So here are a few questions:

1. can a MV be push started? Not that it would have helped, was at bottom of a hill.

2. Can an MV be jumped from a car (i.e., 12V)?

3. Has anyone ever been to a bike rally where no one had jumpers or a start box!? I thought that was insane!! I asked all the goldwing dudes with more cargo space than a Suburban, they had everything BUT cables.

4. Has any motorcyclist in history ever actually ever used the dang rear "parking" light? Why is this function not deleted or placed at another stop on the ignition!?

Well after sitting for an hour or so, some guy rolled up on a crappy 80s honda 750 and asked if I needed a jump. He rode home, got his cables, came back, and jumped me in about a nanosecond, huge snaps to him. He then jumped another guy (harley owner) who also had dead battery, and who was also utterly stunned that the "rescue truck" had no cables or start box (the Harley rescue people actually asked me what a start box was!!).

In the end a great ride, just annoyed at the organizers and at the dang "parking" light ignition postion that is all too easy to hit, and unnoticeable that the back light is on whilst parked in the sunshine.

PS: some lady walked by my bike before the ride started, and said "hey look, a chinese bike!"
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Should be able to be jumped from a car, had to jump a friends Ninja 250 a couple times from her car
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You can definately jump start a bike with a car. Just connect the cables & DO NOT start the car. I just purchased a used 910S a few weeks ago & had to do this. Bought a battery tender immediately following. I saw this group ride coming on Rte 9N, as I was coming south. I wasn't happy about having to stop & wait thru their police escort.

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You can definately jump start a bike with a car. Just connect the cables & DO NOT start the car.
Very Important point.

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So I was on a benefit moto rally last weekend and all went well, but at the end I parked the bike and turned the key one notch too far - and left the "parking" light on. Came back over an hour later and bike battery was dead only "click click click." Now the geniuses at the rally (the HD "rescue truck") had no jumper cables or start box (gosh why would we need that with 2,500 bikes around?). The police cruisers (20+) none had jumper cables either. So add me to the list of guys that have killed bike with the damned parking light.

So here are a few questions:

1. can a MV be push started? Not that it would have helped, was at bottom of a hill.

2. Can an MV be jumped from a car (i.e., 12V)?

3. Has anyone ever been to a bike rally where no one had jumpers or a start box!? I thought that was insane!! I asked all the goldwing dudes with more cargo space than a Suburban, they had everything BUT cables.

4. Has any motorcyclist in history ever actually ever used the dang rear "parking" light? Why is this function not deleted or placed at another stop on the ignition!?

Well after sitting for an hour or so, some guy rolled up on a crappy 80s honda 750 and asked if I needed a jump. He rode home, got his cables, came back, and jumped me in about a nanosecond, huge snaps to him. He then jumped another guy (harley owner) who also had dead battery, and who was also utterly stunned that the "rescue truck" had no cables or start box (the Harley rescue people actually asked me what a start box was!!).

In the end a great ride, just annoyed at the organizers and at the dang "parking" light ignition postion that is all too easy to hit, and unnoticeable that the back light is on whilst parked in the sunshine.

PS: some lady walked by my bike before the ride started, and said "hey look, a chinese bike!"
1. Yes, and with relative ease. You can invariably 'bump' start these bikes on your own with as little as a 15-20ft push, I'm surprised you didn't try it.

2. Yes, but there is a risk of permanently damaging your battery leading to premature battery failure.

3. I wouldn't know, I've as yet to find myself at an event with a dead/drained battery.

4. It's not something I've used myself and I don't know anyone else who uses this feature. I suspect it's maintained for hysterical raisins.

As for the HD guys not knowing what a 'starter box' was, that's probably down to nothing more than a terminology clash. In all honesty 'starter box' seems a rather vague term, up until reading your post if someone had walked into my shop asking if I had a starter box I would've definately asked them for clarification on what they were reffering to as it's not a term I'm familiar with.
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Sorry to hear of your battery problems. My MV is the first bike I've owned where the "park" function is a concern. My dealer emphasized the point during the delivery process and I've caught myself with the key in the wrong position 3 or 4 times. I've gotta tell ya though, I'm pretty impressed that, after using "damned" you were able to express you're frustration using "dang"...twice, no less! Gotta go; buncha Chinese guys wanna take my bike for a spin. Weird.

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Man Obmot, I saw this post and thought you were going to say you went down or layed over the bike! I'm relieved.


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I am one of the stupid people with stupid questions, but... why must the car be stopped before you jump it?
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The car's alternator will put too much amperage into your motorcycle's electrical system. You may get away with it, or you may be buying a new voltage regulator/rectifier.

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They are very easy to push start. Put in 2nd or 3rd and have someone push, is real easy!

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