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LIthium jumper saves the day again

Old 03-06-2019, 04:05 AM
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LIthium jumper saves the day again

Just putting it out there. Last night I came out to my vtr which sat in high winds with temps in the teens Fahrenheit. It was around midnight and the bike wouldn't start. It would've made for long night since I was out at the time miles from home.

I keep a lithium jumper pack under the seat and a quick connector on it and the battery.. A quick connection and it had me started & got me home.
Just sharing the experience since it seems like a no brainer to keep one on the bike. It pays for itself the first time you use it & every time thereafter.
Something like this works but there are many options.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Schumacher-...ry!11378!US!-1.
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:29 AM
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Good call Joe, glad you are setup that well, though I don't know how you ride in sub temp' like that with ice patches on the roads, very brave!
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:39 AM
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Good feedback! I put a lightweight battery in my Duc last year and I’ve been curious how it would do in these cold temps. Did you press the starter pretty much right after connecting? I’ve read it’s a good practice to turn ignition on and let the battery “warm up” a bit in the extreme cold. I’ve not had the opportunity to even start my bikes on the past 5 months! I’m Jones’n!
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Old 03-06-2019, 02:22 PM
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The Lith battery does get stronger the more you crank it but man stranded in the freezing cold with snow on the way is a hard time to wait for it to warm upl.
The jumper I have swears it can start a car so the vtr wasn't too bad. Saved myself many times with a lithium jumper.
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Old 03-06-2019, 04:39 PM
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You hear that everyone? Joe's scared of snow.
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Old 03-06-2019, 05:26 PM
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Haha busted. Yeah ever since I rode over the Brooklyn bridge to Manhattan and came out to find the bike covered in more than 6 inches of snow, then had to ride back to Brooklyn in a white out over the bridge. I am kinda reluctant to ride a sport bike in deep snow.
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:04 PM
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Coming from somewhere that doesnt snow cannot even imagine riding in subfreezing.
my tiny dick retreats at the mere thought lol.Do you need snow chains/tyres? Or do you just "back it in" flat track style whereever you go lol.
As to Li batteries, yeah alledgedly just running the headlights is enought to wake them up when its cold but i have never had to worry about it.
Can you post up a pic of your underseat set-up?
Might give me some ideas when i pick my bike up this w/e
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Old 03-08-2019, 02:18 PM
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This what I carry; have 2.

https://shop.antigravitybatteries.co...AaAlUhEALw_wcB

But theseare what I'm considering so all my girls have one in their cars.

I want a unit that can also support their Macbooks 16V needed, not sure about their Ipads (I'm Windows and Android guy which need 19V)

Opinions?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GCV9RM3/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07GCV9RM3&pd_rd_w=uyHAh&pf_rd_p=733540df-430d-45cd-9525-21bc15b0e6cc&pd_rd_wg=dQEDi&pf_rd_r=W395F0QCZ9H359YDAB07&pd_rd_r=c40a15fc-396b-11e9-b431-3be2e1aa49cb#customerReviews https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GCV9RM3/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07GCV9RM3&pd_rd_w=uyHAh&pf_rd_p=733540df-430d-45cd-9525-21bc15b0e6cc&pd_rd_wg=dQEDi&pf_rd_r=W395F0QCZ9H359YDAB07&pd_rd_r=c40a15fc-396b-11e9-b431-3be2e1aa49cb#customerReviews

Amazon Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/iClever-18000mAh-Portable-Starter-Flashlight/dp/B0752T1HKG/ref=pd_day0_hl_263_4/131-6005352-5249638?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0752T1HKG&pd_rd_r=1ff631a7-396c-11e9-b361-e1af9aa8f681&pd_rd_w=S7MJb&pd_rd_wg=KgSQm&pf_rd_p=ad07871c-e646-4161-82c7-5ed0d4c85b07&pf_rd_r=A9PTS7TQFBRGK29DQ4M6&psc=1&refRID=A9PTS7TQFBRGK29DQ4M6#customerReviews https://www.amazon.com/iClever-18000mAh-Portable-Starter-Flashlight/dp/B0752T1HKG/ref=pd_day0_hl_263_4/131-6005352-5249638?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0752T1HKG&pd_rd_r=1ff631a7-396c-11e9-b361-e1af9aa8f681&pd_rd_w=S7MJb&pd_rd_wg=KgSQm&pf_rd_p=ad07871c-e646-4161-82c7-5ed0d4c85b07&pf_rd_r=A9PTS7TQFBRGK29DQ4M6&psc=1&refRID=A9PTS7TQFBRGK29DQ4M6#customerReviews

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Those all look really nice. Similar to the units I have. I use a minimax for my truck and one similar to the ones you posted for the VTR. Gave a mitymax to my dad & my stepmom has started a dozen vehicles so far.

To me this is the best use of lithium tech since I would only use it in a racebike for a main battery. There is zero reason to be stranded by a dead battery and push starting a VTR is close to impossible in sub freezing temps.

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I dunno,,, Ive had pretty good luck with lithium batteries so far,, dont need maintenance charging and pack way more wallop than lead acid. Pricing where i am not to bad, maybe 30% on a premium, or 100% on an entry level lead acid.
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