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Old 10-19-2008, 08:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just wondering: Jump start my car w/ a motorcycle battery?

Just wondering... I have an extra motorcycle battery lying around, and with winter coming up round the corner I was wondering if my car battery did need a jump start, could I jump it with a motorcycle battery?

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Old 10-19-2008, 08:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just wondering... I have an extra motorcycle battery lying around, and with winter coming up round the corner I was wondering if my car battery did need a jump start, could I jump it with a motorcycle battery?

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really doubt it. the MC battery isnt going to have anywhere near enough amps to crank over the car.
i woulndt even try it. might fry the MC battery.
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I thought I was told in the past on here that you could jump a car with a bike, but you cannot jump a bike with a car because of amperage differences.
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I thought I was told in the past on here that you could jump a car with a bike, but you cannot jump a bike with a car because of amperage differences.
u can jump a bike off a car, no problem. just need to keep the car turned off.

the stock battery only has about 120 cca....way less than most cars...needing somewhere above 400cc.
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u can jump a bike off a car, no problem. just need to keep the car turned off.

I read somwhere you should also turn on the cars lights... presumably to give a little greater saftey margin.

Anyways, I jumped my bike off a 4runner last week.
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im sure u could jump a fiesta or the geo metro because u bike could possibly have almost he same size engine lol. if u dont drive one of those then no. if u did i would feel bad for u and might laugh
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I read somwhere you should also turn on the cars lights... presumably to give a little greater saftey margin.

Anyways, I jumped my bike off a 4runner last week.
never heard that before.

doubt it would make any difference. the car is still only 12v. and as long as it isnt running, the current is stable. thats whats important. you dont want any alt spikes as its running.
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:16 AM   #10 (permalink)
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im sure u could jump a fiesta or the geo metro because u bike could possibly have almost he same size engine lol. if u dont drive one of those then no. if u did i would feel bad for u and might laugh
Its not the size of the engine there guy. Its the amperage..

Most cars are 12 volts Bikes a 9
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