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Recommend a lithium battery jumper good for biking

Just bought myself a Viking (from HF) lithium jump starter for the car. It's relatively compact but not nearly small enough to carry it in a bike bag. Since the demands of a bike battery is so much less, I was wondering if there are any smaller jumpers that are still good enough for jump starting the VTX. Got burned by a dead battery after stopping for gas a while back. Thank God I was close to home otherwise I'd be a missing person.
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Can’t help other than to say I keep my bike and my battery maintained...13 years and 54k zero problems...good luck
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sorry to burst your bubble....



a large V-twin draws more power to start then most 4 cylinder cars.. with a battery one third the size.
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a large V-twin draws more power to start then most 4 cylinder cars.. with a battery one third the size.
Even with the VTX compression release? I wouldn't have thought.


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Even with the VTX compression release? I wouldn't have thought.

back in 2007 or 08,,, using my 2005, on this forum..
I documented using pro automotive test equipment...

disabled all electrical items.. except starter..


at 70 degrees "F"... my 1800 pulls over 300 amps for the first 3 or 4 revolutions then tapers down to the mid 250 amps.


a standard Chevy 350 V8.. draws 350 amps..


If I remember correctly.. PhilsCBX also got into the conversion.
as he also was a Honda dealership mechanic.
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I was wondering if there are any smaller jumpers that are still good enough for jump starting the VTX.
This is the one that I have. I have had it for about 2 1/2 yrs. Pricey - but it was a gift. Thicker than a cell phone but not any bigger length x width.
I have used it to jump everything from my riding lawn mower, to my 4 wheeler, to my VTX1800, to my Honda Shadow, to my Nissan Sentra, to my Chevy 5.7L truck.
If it ever fails, I will get another just like it because it works.

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back in 2007 or 08,,, using my 2005, on this forum..
I documented using pro automotive test equipment...

disabled all electrical items.. except starter..


at 70 degrees "F"... my 1800 pulls over 300 amps for the first 3 or 4 revolutions then tapers down to the mid 250 amps.


a standard Chevy 350 V8.. draws 350 amps..


If I remember correctly.. PhilsCBX also got into the conversion.
as he also was a Honda dealership mechanic.
Well there ya go, I just learned something. Thanks for sharing, like I said, I'd of never guessed. Who'd 'a thunk it?
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if I remember correctly..

it started with owners saying the battery does not last..
even with decompression... aka Slow Cranking.

WHY?..

so I do what I do.. find out.
just like the long fight.. of why the front tire wears more on the left side.

I put my bike on the dealer frame jig.. and did all the measurements... its not the bike.
its riding style and speed of the left hand turns. over the speed of right hand turns.
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back in 2007 or 08,,, using my 2005, on this forum..
I documented using pro automotive test equipment...

disabled all electrical items.. except starter..


at 70 degrees "F"... my 1800 pulls over 300 amps for the first 3 or 4 revolutions then tapers down to the mid 250 amps.


a standard Chevy 350 V8.. draws 350 amps..


If I remember correctly.. PhilsCBX also got into the conversion.
as he also was a Honda dealership mechanic.
Yuasa, the top rated VTX battery, is rated at 240 CCA. That's all I know.

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Yuasa, the top rated VTX battery, is rated at 240 CCA. That's all I know.

its the only brand I use... same with Honda.



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