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Old 09-08-2008, 02:55 PM
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I have 06 F4i. Brand new from showroom and 4 months old. I use the bike everyday without fail. I didnt ride the bike for this weekend and today morning I tried to start but it wont. I am pretty much sure its a battery issue, cause the Green neutral light is little dim and clock has been reset.

I didnt expect this from a new bike esp since I drive every single day and I just didnt ride it for saturday and sunday.

Can I jump start the bike from a car battery? Will it harm charging system or any electrical thing on my bike.
I will take care that car wont b running at all and negative terminal will be connected to bike metal frame somewhere. What else?

I have one year warranty plan and there is a Honda dealer in town. Should I take the pain to take out the battery and take it to dealer for charging?
Thanx in advance for ur expert helps.


Talking abt the cause, do you guyz think that my Internatrix alarm system caused this? I have been using it for last 3 months.

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Old 09-08-2008, 03:16 PM
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Default RE: Can I jump start bike?

yeah you can jump it from the car, some people say it's bad but i'v done it on my f4i 4 times and numorus other bikes w/o problem
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:39 PM
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Default RE: Can I jump start bike?

Just don't turn the car on. Just connect the jumper cables with the car off. You could try bump starting it.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:48 PM
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also, look into getting a whole new battery instead of just charging this one. Bike batteries aren't real strong and I assume your battery has been sitting for a few years which probably isn't too good for it...
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:25 PM
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You can push start it too...
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:25 PM
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the f4i's battery only has 8.6 amps. car batterys have lots more. not reccommended, but can be done.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:17 AM
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yeah, have someone there to assist. You dont want the cables giving more juice than it needs. My friend had the same problem, jump it with a car and the battery exploded. [:@]
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:26 AM
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Was the car running? I have jumped my bike and my buddies R6 and that never happened

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Old 09-09-2008, 01:23 PM
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As long as your vehicle isn't running you can hook up the cables and jump start it. If the vehicle is running, it will overload the electrical system of you bike and damage the bikes electrical.
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