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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Remote jump start terminal?

Has anyone installed a remote jumper terminal? It's a pain in the ass to take the seat off just to jump it... (left the key on for the first time yesterday )

I'm thinking just a shortened battery cable hidden behind the right side panel with a rubber cap on the end to keep the shorts away.

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Sure...but just do the positive side...the negative you can attach to one of the trillion grounds...



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You could get a battery tender and have the pigtail hanging hang out, they make jumpers that plug right into it. Also you could remove your sidecover and jump it from there without removing your seat by putting the positive cable at the starter realy terminal and the negative terminal on any unpainted metal surface like the brake pedal, as described in the owners manual.

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nope...just try to remember to turn it off....just how many times do you jump it anyway???
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You could get a battery tender and have the pigtail hanging hang out, they make jumpers that plug right into it. Also you could remove your sidecover and jump it from there without removing your seat by putting the positive cable at the starter realy terminal and the negative terminal on any unpainted metal surface like the brake pedal, as described in the owners manual.
You beat me to it. I was going to say that I have used the battery tender pigtail to jumb my bike. I just don't. Reccomend this as common practice because those wires aren't made for the current required and will melt if (when) it gets too hot.
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You could get a battery tender and have the pigtail hanging hang out, they make jumpers that plug right into it. Also you could remove your sidecover and jump it from there without removing your seat by putting the positive cable at the starter realy terminal and the negative terminal on any unpainted metal surface like the brake pedal, as described in the owners manual.
This is how I jump my bike when it needs to be jumped.
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...or, if you may have a drain somewhere, and dont wanna go diggin to find it, visit a heavy equipment dealer for an $8 battery cutoff switch....nice to have for extra security anyway IMO....



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...or, if you may have a drain somewhere, and dont wanna go diggin to find it, visit a heavy equipment dealer for an $8 battery cutoff switch....nice to have for extra security anyway IMO....

Sounds like a pretty good idea. I would wonder about placement of the switch, though I guess it really depends on the style/type you'd end up getting.

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Best ones Ive seen are a lever which swings left or right...might need to make a mounting bracket for it somewhere, but I'd hide it best you can.



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