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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-09-2019, 10:04 AM
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You don't have to remove the battery to jump start.
Just remove the toolbox and open the cover to get at the terminals.
That's as easy as it gets, unless your battery has discharged completely.
I seem to recall that the battery slides in sideways and the -ve terminal is at the far end. So, to get to both terminals, you'd need to slide the battery out as well.

To jump start you could connect to the +ve lead to the battery and connect the -ve jump lead to a bare metal part on the bike frame/engine block, but not always recommended.

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I seem to recall that the battery slides in sideways and the -ve terminal is at the far end. So, to get to both terminals, you'd need to slide the battery out as well.

To jump start you could connect to the +ve lead to the battery and connect the -ve jump lead to a bare metal part on the bike frame/engine block, but not always recommended.
That's mostly correct except the battery doesn't move much without undoing the terminal screws. You don't want to undo either lead to
jump start the bike.
Last time I jump started my bike, I was alone at a remote campground with no one to help me.
I did have my jump pack with me and got to use it for the first time but it was difficult.
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I managed to get the +ve jumper clip to touch the terminal while pushing the start button with my right thumb.
(The alligator style clip could not be used to hold onto the terminal due to the lack of room in the area and holding it by hand was the only way possible.)
This is a certifiable 'yoga' move and if your arms are short, almost impossible to accomplish.
I have since put a heavy duty 'pig tail' jumper lead to make it easier but had no battery issues since.
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I can imagine what a contortionist move that might have been!

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My solution was to pre fit and run a jumpstart lead up under the front seat. It's a heavy duty cable permanently connected to the battery. Under the seat it terminates in a connector that I can simply plug into my Lithium jump start battery pack (that also has USB charging ports and a torch - flashlight in USA speak).
My jump start lead is short and tucked into the 'tool box' that sits over the battery. I use the Bumot tool box attached to my Bumot pannier rack to hold my tools.

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I have since put a heavy duty 'pig tail' jumper lead to make it easier but had no battery issues since.
That's the best thing about setting up a way to overcome a potential problem, you end up never needing it. But if you have no solution, THEN the problem is bound to crop up!
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That's the best thing about setting up a way to overcome a potential problem, you end up never needing it. But if you have no solution, THEN the problem is bound to crop up!
Yep! Seems to have worked so far

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My jump start lead is short and tucked into the 'tool box' that sits over the battery. I use the Bumot tool box attached to my Bumot pannier rack to hold my tools.
Ah! I have another item in that space ..... Camel ADV fuel tank.
I really wanted the tool box there, but after some thought range got the better of me
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