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.
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.
Has this ever happened to you? It’s a beautiful late Sunday afternoon, and you jump on your bike for one last weekend ride before your work week begins. You pull over to photograph some spectacular fall color, and just as you realize you’re running late for dinner you’re expected to attend, you turn the ignition key and nothing happens. You try again. Still nothing. You’re in the middle of nowhere and not going anywhere soon.
This jumper box is barely bigger than a cell phone and can start anything from a small sport quad to your pick up truck.
This is one of those we can’t leave home without it products. Since most ATV’s these days have a CVT transmission, push starting a machine with a dead battery is out of the question. These new compact portable power boxes come in real handy and we take one on every ride. So it’s no wonder the following press release just came across our desk.
With our heads in the moto-sand, we were unaware lithium jump starters existed until Weego’s motorcycle-specific press release arrived. Now on our radar, the Weego piqued both our interest and disbelief. A smartphone-sized device that can turn over, not only a dead motorcycle, but also automotive engines up to 4.6L! Nah … really?
WHAT IT IS:
Weego’s Heavy Duty Jump Starter/ Battery Pack has the power to jumpstart cars and trucks with gas engines as large as 6.4 liters and diesel vehicles up to 3.2 liters, so it easily jump-starts ATVs and UTVs. It also powers and charges most personal electronics like phones, laptops and tablets and comes with most of the common power plugs. There’s also a flashlight integrated into the unit.
If you’ve ever had to deal with a dead battery away from home, your options were limited to calling a friend for a jump or a tow truck to haul the bike back home. Push-starting? No thanks, we’ve all been down that road before.
While many of the items which make up a biker’s must-have list of accessories tend to be of a preferential matter, some are indisputable such as the cellphone. Once this review of the Weego Standard Jump Starter Battery+ is read, we think many will add one more absolute necessity to the saddlebag.