VIDEO: Jump Starter for your Motorcycle Battery | Don’t Get Stranded Without Power
Many motorcycle riders at one time or another have walked away from their motorcycle leaving the key in the ignition with the lights or accessories turned on and still illuminated. This means hours later when they return, they’ll most likely encounter a dead battery, which can make a good day turn sour.
What about those riders who don’t use a trickle charger on their motorcycle’s battery during winter storage hoping their bike will start when they’re ready in the spring. It might—or it might not.
Most motorcycle riders I know don’t carry jumper cables with them while riding—and even if there is a nearby car with jumper cables, it can be hazardous to charge your small motorcycle battery with the cables connected to a more powerful car battery. The smart and practical way to get back on the road is with a battery jump starter.
Honestly, I didn’t know what a jump starter was until I met the folks at Weego, a relatively new name in the battery jump starter business, at the AIMExpo (American International Motorcycle Expo) last fall. The small black device that’s about the size of your hand promises to jump start a motorcycle’s dead battery to get you back on the road.
Article written by Genevieve Schmitt, Editor