I,ve my pal with the Roadking to thank for this,he left his lights on accidentally overnight & his battery was totally flat first thing today,as luck would have it a travelling pair of military reinactment enthusiasts when on hand with a generator & leads,despite being connected to the Harley for 25 min the bike was having none of it . So a pair of jump leads appeared from local garage & bingo we got it going by attaching the red positive clamp to the starter & earthed out the black negative one on the engine . Whilst waiting for it to charge initially on the generator I set about playing with my sat nav which is wired into the ignition & had my phone plugged in to the Givi power pack. So all my other 6 mates were all set to race off & then the 961 failed on the battery front to, click click click ,so we peeled back the rubber cover on the starter motors chunky power lead & connected the red positive clamp to the shiny bolt & nut , the black negative lead to bolt nut on cylinder head, others ends to a cars battery & it started I immediately ,u can just see it on the picture from left hand side of bike So next time you’ve got all suited & booted & pressed that starter button to find bike flat ( cause u left it off the tender ) try this method , started on first attempt.
Good to know Thanks
Here's a mod to my 961 allowing quick and easy jump starting or battery charging. 50 amp DC connector wired direct to battery - there's just enough room to feed the short lengths of heavy guage cable between tank and frame tubes. Other half of the DC connector is attached to jump leads for either starting from an external car battery or connecting to a charger.
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