As adventure motorcycle technology advances, cameras, GPS systems, and helmet-mounted communications get smaller and lighter. And as our use of these technologies increases, so does our thirst for power. When traveling over long distances or off the grid, recharging devices can be a challenge, especially when considering the limited power-producing capabilities of smaller adventure bikes.
Sean MacDonald of Cycle World previews Weego’s newest line of portable jump starters at AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida. Weego Jump Starter 44 launched in September of this year and 3 new models are slated for March 2017.
Weego recently announced the addition of three new jump starters to the Weego family at the 2016 American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo). Models have been created to complete a program of jump starters that can jump start virtually all gas and diesel engines, charge phones, tablets, power 12V accessories and light the way using many of the same design cues, technologies and feature sets already launched in Weego 44. Each successive model within the series targets larger engine displacements, increasing starting power, more innovative features and price points.
The battery revolution that is making electric motorcycles more practical is also making life easier for other users of stored electrical energy. The new Weego Jump Starter 44 portable battery looks to be an essential accessory for touring and ADV riders, and those with electric-start only bikes that go far afield. Following are nine fast facts about the new Weego Jump Starter 44.
1. The Weego Jump Starter 44 will get a 6.4-liter gasoline motor started. That means getting your big-inch V-twin will be no problem. Smaller engines will be child’s play, regardless of compression ratio.
Is Jump Starter 44 as good as Weego claims?
Weego 44 was designed with a complete set of safety and convenience features which sets it apart from all other jump starters. Lights and sounds built into the Smarty Clamps make it easy for the user to instantly know that a successful engine start is possible. Weego 44 incorporates new Connection Detectiontechnology that displays a green light to indicate the cables are properly connected and ready for a jump start. A red light lets the user know the unit is improperly connected or not connected to a 12-volt system. Flashing lights and a buzz noise alerts the user to a Reverse Polarity issue (crossed cables) on the battery terminals. Weego 44 also has Over-heat Protection which prevents any damage of Weego during cranking; after a cool down period, it resets itself for another jump. Power Surge Protection shuts Weego 44 down automatically if the engine requires more power than Weego is rated to deliver and Anti-Spark Protectionensures the unit will not spark if the clamps touch each other or other metal objects.
Weego, innovator of portable jump starters and rechargeable battery packs, today announced the launch of Weego Jump Starter 44 – an all-new portable jump starter redefining the industry with unique technological features never before seen in the market.
Weego design and electrical engineers created Weego 44 to ensure it is easy-to-use, safe and reliable and that it provides power to start a gas engine up to 6.4 liters as well as charge mobile devices including phones, tablets, laptops and other USB devices. Taking a page from the tremendous success of their original Jump Starter Battery+ line, Weego Jump Starter 44 is packed with new-and-improved features to reinforce its unique design, ergonomic form and intuitive functionality. Weego 44 is easily the safest and simplest jump starter on the market; it can be used by anyone: from moms to motorheads who need power when on-the-go.
When you find your motorcycle with a dead battery, the days of looking for someone to jumpstart your engine are done. Modern technology has put the starting power of a car battery into a package the size of an Apple iPhone 6, though a bit heavier (still under a half-pound) and thicker (just over a half-inch)—the Weego Jump Starter Battery+.
If you’ve ever walked outside to start your bike only to have your battery let you down, then you know the importance of having a portable charger of some type on hand. Unfortunately, if you own a sportbike, you also know that there’s almost no room to carry said device. So you need something that will jump-start your battery and get you on the road, and you need it to be small.
With the 2016 summer riding season underway, it’s important for motorcycle enthusiasts to make sure they are prepared for all kinds of problems on the road, especially a dead battery.
Weego’s line of Jump Starter Battery+ models are ready to energize the riding season by giving riders the ability to jump-start a dead battery with the included clamps in the kit, or making it easier than ever with an all-new accessory, Powersports Tether. The 24-inch-long tether connects directly to the motorcycle’s battery terminals and can be plugged into a Weego Jump Starter, eliminating any need to remove the seat whenever jump starting.
My daily rider is a dirty BMW R1200R, and the goddamn thing, while an excellent all – (not tall-) rounder, eat batteries like…well, like I eat pizza. Positively voracious.
Not only do I have to keep it on a trick-charging battery shepard, if I turn kill the motor without immediately turning the key to off and saying a quick prayer, odds are that I’ll be a push-starting the sumbitch when I return, probably on an uphill one-way street. I don’t know why, most because I’m good with the push-starts and I’m too busy to troubleshoot that shit. I’ll figure it out some day – or maybe Triumph will bring their new Tiger Sport to the US and some other sucker will end up dealing with it.