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johnd
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PostSubject: Jump start   Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:34 pm

So. If the bike did not start because of a dead battery, could you jump start it from a car bat. maybe with out having the engine running?affraid 
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PostSubject: Re: Jump start   Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:41 pm

Yes.
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PostSubject: Re: Jump start   Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:48 am

+1

The hand book states not to have the car engine running...
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PostSubject: Jump start   Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:01 am

Thank you. I thought it might be safe
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PostSubject: Re: Jump start   Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:31 pm

I'd say *don't* start the car and disconnect the cables as soon as it will run on it's own. If you start the car, it's possible that the car's very large alternator could have a set point higher than the set point on the scooter's regulator, generating excess heat as the scooter tries to lower the car's voltage. If the car isn't running, that's not a problem. But you don't want to leave the jumper cables connected too long as the scoot's charging system isn't up to charging a car battery.

So, turn off the car, hook up the cables, start the scoot, disconnect the cables.
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PostSubject: Re: Jump start   Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:28 pm

jmaslak wrote:
I'd say *don't* start the car and disconnect the cables as soon as it will run on it's own.
+1

A car's electrical system is way too strong for boosting a motorcycle battery.
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PostSubject: Jump start.   Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:38 pm

OK OK I think we jumped this one until it died.:lol!: 
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