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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-21-2016, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone know how to jump start a B3

Bike died while parked on the street and couldn't get it started. Battery has been acting up. Anyone know how to jump start the bike???
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(I did do a search but nothing useful came up)
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Welcome to the forum mate, sorry that you had to join under these circumstances.
Your description is pretty vague - "bike died while parked" ? - if the battery has been acting up you should replace it.
By "Jump start", do you mean start by using a donor battery or cables between another bike/car and your bike ?
Or do you mean push and drop clutch style "jump start" ?

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Thanks for the reply Donsy, here's a little more info: cold day today, about -1C, the bike started at home fine, went to a coffee shop near work. Came out and the battery is pretty much dead. (low battery came on the dash while trying to start it.) So question is, is there a way to jump start with a booster battery or car without lifting up the tank to get to the battery terminal?? (using battery tender plug?) I haven't tried the bump start method yet, not a good area to try ( no real runway to get bike rolling).
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Had the same problem. Pushed to a hill and tried to bump start but it wouldn't go. Luckily there was a garage nearby so I got a start but I had to take the tank off. I read of someone who took a plastic handled screwdriver or two, wrapped them in insulating tape all but the tip and poked them under the tank onto the battery terminals. Don't do it unless you want to learn arc welding and bike exploding at the same time.

Don't bother trying to charge the old battery and don't bother trying to ride it until you've thrown the stock piece of crap away and bought a decent one.
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Good advice from Jono concerning new battery, and no you can't use the battery tender cables to jump start the bike.

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is there anyway of providing power to the fuse box (behind the little black box on the RH side of my B3 just behind the air intake) that will enable a 'jump start' without the physical jumping part?

Faster and Faster untill the fear of death subsides.....
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Because of the current draw from a starter motor, you really do need a big pair of cables. It's better to just have a decent battery in the first place in my opinion at least.

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is there anyway of providing power to the fuse box (behind the little black box on the RH side of my B3 just behind the air intake) that will enable a 'jump start' without the physical jumping part?
good question!! NO do not even try this. the fuse your thinking about is protecting the stater seloniod & wiring !! Might be 30 amp rated. this is not batt to engine starter capable to begin with. you'll expose your bike to serious wiring harness damage.

if your thinking about going directly to the batt side of the selonid you could get away with this but do you really need to take the chance??

take a step back realize the situation and move forward replacing the batt with a high quality freshly charged unit. also use a corrosion protectant.

follow Donsy on this !

even a blind squirrel gets a nut once in a while!!

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I still owe you an email Frank, sorry man, computer trouble over here.

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This is what I did after consulting with our GURU Donsy.

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Hope it helps. contact me if you need more info.
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