So you’re thinking about pulling the ol’ hog out for a ride and you realize it’s been sitting there for too long, and the batteries dead. Not to worry. All you need is another working vehicle (hopefully your own or a nice friend) and a pair of standard jumper cables that you can get at any hardware or auto parts store.
First, remove the seats or sidecovers to give you access to both bikes’ batteries. Connect the positive (+) terminal on the dead battery to the live battery using the red cable ends. Next, connect the black cable end to the negative (-) terminal on the good battery. Finally, connect the remaining black cable end either to the chassis, the engine, or the negative terminal on top of the dead battery. Remember, if the other vehicle is a car, it can be noted that it sometimes is most effective when the car is not running.
Now start that sucker! Remember to remove the negative end of the cable first, then the positive side. You’ll be in for a shock if you let either side touch each other as well… so be smart and make sure they stay far apart.
Safe travels, and make sure to keep a pair of jumper cables in your saddle bags for safety and because you never know what can happen on the road. On sale now at LeatherUp.com is some of the best jumper cables you can buy on the market today. Bike Master jumper cables are now on sale for under 18$ and can be found here, or click the pic below.
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