Motorcycle Jump Starter: Motorcycle Battery Boost Tips

Motorcycle Jump Starter: Motorcycle Battery Boost TipsMotorcycle Jump Starter Antigravity Batteries Micro Start XP-1 Full View

There will be days when your motorcycle will not start. There is no way you can stay at home or be stranded at work or the store.  You’re too busy and have too much to do.  When that happens, you could use jumper cables, but the modern, convenient way to get back on the road is with a compact lithium motorcycle jump starter.

Starting Basics

Internal combustion engines require three things to run. The first is good quality fuel. The second is compression and the third is a spark delivered to the compressed fuel and air mix at the correct or appropriate time. When these three items are in alignment, the engine will sputter to life assuming there is power to the starter.  Since many motorcycle owners have bikes with electric starters, that can start their bike at the push of a button, you also need an adequate amount of electrical energy from the battery to spin the starter.

If you try to start the bike and you hear a clicking sound or nothing at all, there is a good chance you have a dead battery.  The starter needs battery power to turn over and the fact that nothing is happening indicates that it’s not getting enough power.  That may mean you’ve left something electrical on while you were away causing the battery to go dead.  If you’re just trying to start it for the first time in the Spring and you didn’t choose to hook up a good battery tender for the Winter months, there is a good chance the battery is dead.  If your battery is dead for any of a number of possible reasons, you need a motorcycle jump starter to overcome the emergency.  It’s possible the battery is bad and needs to be replaced, but jump starting it with a motorcycle jump starter will at least get you to a service station so you can get help figuring it out or may even solve the problem

Motorcycle Jump Starter DBPOWER DJS10 Battery Jump Starter Front ViewYou Have a Dead Battery

If you are stuck with a dead motorcycle battery, you must jump start it prior to hitting the road. You can achieve this with assistance from one of the lithium battery jump starter packs.  It used to be you would need a set of jumper cables and a Good Samaritan (best with another motorcycle) with a good battery and the desire to help you out.  It was even more difficult for bikers because not every vehicle is a good candidate to jump start a motorcycle.  Motorcycle batteries are smaller than many other vehicle batteries and if you’re not careful when jumps starting, you could damage your battery or motorcycle’s electrical system.  Now, instead of performing the complicated and potentially hazardous process of using jumper cables, you only need a compact battery booster to do the job.

Jumper cables are dumb wires that don’t know if you hook them up wrong and provide no protection against other problems that can occur when your try to jump start your bike.  Compact lithium jump starters on the other hand, come with a lot of safety features usually including reverse polarity protection, spark protection, and short-circuit protection.  Jumper cables are usually hooked to the positive battery terminal and a grounding point to reduce the possibility of sparking igniting gases around the battery into an explosion.  Lithium portable jump starters can be connected directly to both terminals because they provide a spark proof connection.

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Jump starters are portable batteries, but in general are not motorcycle battery chargers.  That being said, some combinations of jump starters and battery chargers are available.  Lithium battery jump starters are new, only being around for the past few years.  Recently in the last year or so they have seen a dramatic increase in popularity.  It’s because of their compact size, powerful battery, ease-of-use, and safety features.  They use newer lithium battery technology which makes them lighter and more compact for the same power than lead-acid battery jump starters.  There is no doubt that they are a more attractive solution to the problem of a dead battery than jumper cables.  Of course, they’re more expensive, but when it comes to safety and convenience, they more than make up for the price.  Particularly if a biker is not a DIY person or they don’t feel comfortable around bike electrics, a  portable jump starter should be in their kit.  Lithium portable jump starters are perfect for bikes because of their compact size and weight.  Some are pocket-sized, but just about all will fit easily on just about any motorcycle.  In most cases, they take up less space than a set of jumper cables anyway.

But that’s not all!  Most lithium jump starters also come with at least one USB port and selectable output voltages so that you can charge your portable electronic devices when you aren’t using it to jump start your bike (probably most of the time).  They typically have more battery life available than other portable power banks, so they can really come in handy to keep your laptop or mobile phone alive right when you need it most.

They also usually come with at least one multi-modal emergency light that can even send a flashing SOS distress signal if necessary.

Motorcycle Jump Starter Schumacher SL1 Red Fuel Lithium Battery Jump Starter Front ViewJump Starter Process

Jump starting a motorcycle battery with a battery jump starter is similar to using jumper cables, but much simpler and easier.  Here are the steps:

  1. First you have to expose the battery terminals so that you can connect the jump starter.  On most motorcycles the battery is under the seat.  Removing the seat is a good start, but on some motorcycles, you may also have to remove other motorcycle parts to access the terminals
  2. Take the jump starter out of its container
  3. You usually store the jump starter with the jumper cables unplugged, so you will have to plug them into the jump starter port
  4. If the jump starter has an on off switch, switch it on
  5. Connect the red alligator clip to the positive (+) red terminal post and the black alligator clip to the negative (-) black terminal post
  6. Check the jump starter to make sure there are no audible or visual warnings about polarity or other problems that might exist.  If you get an error, recheck the connections and try again.
  7. Set the jump starter down near the battery in a safe place
  8. Start the bike
  9. By the manufacture’s recommendations, once the bike is started remove the alligator clips as soon as possible.  Remove the negative alligator clip from the negative (-) black terminal post and then the red alligator clip from the positive (+) red terminal post
  10. Unplug the jumper cables from the jump starter port and restore the jump starter in your car.  NOTE: If you’re never charged the jump starter, you should check any readouts to see how much charge it has left.  In any event, if it’s been more than 3 months, you should charge the jump starter
  11. At this point, don’t turn off your motorcycle, you should either leave it running or even better take a nice long ride to recharge the battery.  Make sure when you get back from your ride and turn off your bike that you restart it to make sure it will start properly.


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Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with having roadside assistance.  After all, dead batteries are not the only problem that bikers have on the road.  On the other hand, if your problem is a dead battery, you can save money and time by having and using a lithium battery booster.  It can take hours for a roadside assistance company to get to your emergency and provide a helping hand.  Why wait for them to jump start your dead battery.  You can easily carry a jump starter with you and be on your way in a few minutes depending on how easy it is to access your bike’s battery terminals.  On the other hand, roadside assistance can definitely be a help if you are unable to jump start your bike with the jump starter.

Lithium Jump Starter Brands

Some of the best brands available of lithium jump starters include Antigravity Batteries, Brightech, DBPOWER, Powerall, NOCO Genius, and Schumacher.


Motorcycle Jump Starter Comparison Chart

TitlePowerAll PBJS12000R Rosso Red/Black Portable Power Bank and Car Jump StarterCompact Car Jump Starter, Booster & Power Bank, OnTheGo, mini jump start, dead car batteryABN PowerAny 12000 mAh Multi-function Car Jump Starter and Personal Power Bank Battery Charger with LED Light for Laptops /Cell PhonesAntigravity Batteries Micro-Start PPS XP-1 Multi-Function Jump Starter / Personal Power SupplyMAXMADE 11000mAh Dual USB Power Bank/Car Jump Starter Made of 400A-Peak-Current LiFePO4 Battery Up to 15 Ignition Times at Full Charge Perfect for Starting Your Car in Emergency with Ultra-bright LED Flashlight And Dual USB Output Also Charge for Apple and Android smartphones, tablets, and other USB-charged devices (White)PowerGo "Unbelievably Portable" 12 Volt Car Battery Jump Starter Booster and Power Bank. Includes: Premium Recoil Free Jumper Cables. Laptop and Smartphone Charging Cables. Car Charger for the PowerGo Battery. Sleek Carrying Case. - 13800 mAhAntigravity Batteries Micro-Start PPS XP-3 Multi-Function Jump Starter / Personal Power SupplySchumacher SL1 Red Fuel Lithium Ion Jump Starter
FeaturePortable battery charger with charging adapters for all major electronic devices
Compact car jump starter that can jump start your car 20 times on a full charge
Ultra-bright LED flash light, strobe light, and SOS signal light that lasts 120 hours
Built-in protection features: over current protection; short circuit protection; overload protection; over-voltage protection; over-charge protection
Portable compact design that will easily fit in your pocket, backpack, or glove box for convenience
Compact & portable battery power bank and car jump starter - will jump start up to 20 cars' dead batteries on a full charge
LED flash light, strobe light, and SOS signal light that can last over 100 hours; LCD display showing battery percentage
Built-in protection features: over current protection; short circuit protection; overload protection; over-voltage protection; over-charge protection
Portable compact size - will easily fit in your pocket, backpack, or glove box for convenience
Input: 12V=2 amps USB Output: 5V=2.1 amps DC Output 1: 19V=3.5 amps DC Output 2: 12V=2.5 amps Capatitance: 12000 mah Peak Current: 400A
High Capacity 14000 mAh Rechargeable Battery
Includes case with jumper cables and charging adapters for all major electronics devices including Iphone, Samsung, HTC, Motorla, Nokia, and LG
Ultra Britght LED that functions as a flashlight, strobe light, and SOS distress signal pattern that can last up for to 5 days
Compact design allows you to easily carry it in your pocket, backpack, or glovebox.
Built in safety features that prevents overcharging and any short circuit problems
Lithium Battery = 500-1000 cycles
44Wh Battery stores with low self discharge (recharge every 6 months)
External Travel Laptop/Tablet Battery
Jump Start Any Auto Or Bike, Even V8 Truck!
Antigravity Batteries is a USA based manufacturer
Convenient and Powerful, combines a battery charger, a car jump starter and a LED flashlight altogether into one compact design that you can easily fit into your pocket or backpack.
Super high capacity 11000mAh Power Bank offers super fast charge output through dual USB ports (5V-2A and 5V-1A) allow for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at high speed. Jump Start Your Vehicle Without All the Hassle - Comes with a jumper cable cord that easily plugs into the battery booster.
Adopted with advanced intelligent circuitry and multiple security protection design: protection for overcharge, overvoltage, overcurrent, and short-circuit. Built-in ultra-bright LED flashlight; 4 LED indicators reveal the battery level; Toolkit Package designed to carry all the accessories together for convenience.
Easy to Recharge -You can charge the battery with the included AC adapter in any standard wall outlet and you can also charge with the included cigarette lighter car charger in your vehicle when you're on the go.
Package includes: MAXMADE 11000mAh Car Jump Starter External Battery, Micro USB Charging Cable, Car Charger, Power Adapter, Ignition Power Cord, Leather Toolkit Bag, Instruction Manual. CE/FCC/ROHS approval.
So small it fits in the glove or side pockets of car door.
Includes: Built-in LED Flashlight and SOS Light. Charging ports and cables for Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones.
Also includes a car charger to recharge the PowerGo Battery
PowerGo Battery takes 3 hours to fully charge. Has 8 Jumpstarts on full battery.
See DESCRIPTION for additional important features and information.
Charges Phones/Tablets with 2A USB Output
200CCA Constant - 400CCA Max
Cables & Adapters Included: 12V Mini Jumper Clamps, Universal USB Cable w/3 Cellular Tips
Jump starter, fuel pack, and backup power all in one
90 percent lighter than lead-acid jump starters
Easy-to-read scrolling digital display
2 Amp USB port and ultra bright LED light
Includes step-by-step instructions to properly jump start your battery
Warranty1 year manufacturer warranty - register purchase with MyBatteryPlace, an Authorized Dealer.
Height1.25 inch2 inch1 inch1 inch2 inch
Weight1 pound1 pound0.88 pound0.75 pound
Width2.88 inch8 inch2.9 inch2.88 inch2 inch
Length6.5 inch10 inch6 inch5 inch8 inch
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