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Hi I have been searching ebay and have come across a re-chargeable jump starter pack ,Hand held smaller than a house brick which will fit nicely into front roll bag ,I have not seen one this small before and can be used as car emergency starter as well, not very expensive either so ones on the way.

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I got stranded a couple times when I first got my 750 (old, weak battery) and picked up one of these new small form-factor jump-packs. It has saved my butt a couple times, is strong enough to jump my truck, and I've surprised stranded motorists by rolling up on my vulcan and be able to help them with their dead battery.

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Hi I have been searching ebay and have come across a re-chargeable jump starter pack ,Hand held smaller than a house brick which will fit nicely into front roll bag ,I have not seen one this small before and can be used as car emergency starter as well, not very expensive either so ones on the way.
I've got one, NOCO genius BOOST SPORT GB20. 400 amps, says it can jump engines up to 4.0L. I've only jumped the 750 with it so far but it handled that with ease. Also has built-in flashlight/emergency flasher and USB out for phone charging. Cool little unit...

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Great, Glad to hear its worth buying from guys who have tried these out.

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Where can I get one,on line??Thanks.
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NOCO GB20 Genius Boost Sport

I picked up the NOCO GB20 Genius Boost Sport at the local Canadian Tire store up here. This model has smaller battery clamps than I have seen on other NOCO models. It just perfect for the cramped battery area on my VN750. I have used it on all three of my bikes. Works like a charm.
If you are going to pick up a unit like this for bikes then go with this model.
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got mine on EBAY just type in ( portable jump starter ) and take your pick, various on sale.

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I picked up the NOCO GB20 Genius Boost Sport at the local Canadian Tire store up here. This model has smaller battery clamps than I have seen on other NOCO models. It just perfect for the cramped battery area on my VN750. I have used it on all three of my bikes. Works like a charm.
If you are going to pick up a unit like this for bikes then go with this model.
This is a good point. I got the GB40, because it seemed to be the best "bang for the buck" on Amazon, the shipping on it was faster, and I have cars that I have to jump start sometimes also. But after it was on its way, I noticed that the GB20 comes with the clamps that are more suited for powersports. I can get the GB40 clamps on my posts, but it's a tight fit.

If you really want the GB40, you can also buy the smaller clamps separately. I think they were like $48.95 when I checked. That doesn't sound like as good a deal as just buying the GB20, if it otherwise meets your needs.

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Charging system is permanent magnet. Push start. Doesn't need to go fast.

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push start works in a pinch if the battery is a little low, but the CDI and coils need good voltage to get started, and putting the bike in a higher gear is impossible when the bike is below a certain speed. I've done it but it was definitely not easy, and I'm a big relatively strong guy. that stator and rr just can't act quickly enough in those short moments to get the voltage up as quickly as you'd need if it were a totally dead battery

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