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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by grant22, Mar 22, 2014.
The most accurate post in this thread.
YOU started it!
Well I'm having a good time!
Ok, maybe the term 'jump start' shouldn't have been used in my question here.
But I at least know now I can 'trickle start.' Even though it might take awhile.
You all can put your little peeps away now.
Awwww do they they? There goes my next farkle.
Update for this thread. Bikestart is probably what you want:
You can add the SAE adapter to use it instead of an SAE pigtail. Connect it with alligator clips or bike-to-bike for jumpstarting.
There is a big difference between trickle charging and jump starting...i think most can agree on that. The problem with making blanket statements about what worked under certain circumstances is that (a) with electricity there are an infinite number of circumstances and (b) there is seemingly an infinite number of levels of experience and knowledge of electricity out there, and many of the people with less practical experience are wandering around forums like this looking for answers.
There are people out there who do not know the difference between current and voltage, people who think that sticking your fingers across a 12 bolt battery will throw you across the room with Looney Toons smoke wafting from your hair, and people who don't stop to think what that irksome fuse that keeps blowing is designed to prevent.
Yes there are people in this thread who remove a fuse knowing that they need to use that circuit with a lot of caution and prevent that wire from rubbing on the frame, but if you are being helpful enough to contribute here, please think of how your generalities might be applied to the specific and set fire to someone's pride and joy, or burn down their house with their family trapped inside. Don't call it maudlin without admitting it can and does happen.
For anyone needing an education on what that measly 12 volts can do, repeat what was shown to me by my trades college teacher many years ago....hook up some 12 gauge wire between some attached jumper cables ( and take my word for it that jump starting can create a similar amount of current under the right circumstances, and that current, not voltage creates heat), but please, only in a well ventilated area, on a non-flammable surface, in the absence of kids and animals and with a piece of wire that you don't need anymore.