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Old 12-23-2009, 10:45 PM
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So I decided what better way than to jump from my bike.. Anyways long story short he crossed the wires on his bike and as you figure it thru some sparks. We crossed them back and got him going. Anyhow my question is, and this has me all paranoid.. Ive been reading doing this could very well fry your wiring, ecu, and everything in between. But my bike was never running, we connected it directly from battery power. Think im ok?
 
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I would imagine you are fine. If the bike started up and ran right you are good. It will fry a car real quick if you try that.
 
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:09 AM
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You'll be fine electricity travels the route with least resistance.
 
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:00 PM
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Yea I have a super paranoia about these types of things and it about made me sick thinking about it. Friend said he jumped a bike with his car and the other dude crossed the wires I just thought to myself oh crap! (fried the ecu on that bike). But anyhow, started the bike up today for the first time since then.. started right up, no problems.. idled high until it was warmed and dropped back down. So Id say im good. Thanks for the reply's to help me sleep better at night.
 
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you are fine... i did that once on my car and all it blew was the battery fuse. and most bikes have the same so im pretty sure u wont fry anything major. Fuse boxes were created for reasons like this
 
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should be ok if you were able to start your bike afterwards and it runs fine.
 
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:45 AM
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should have just push-started it
 
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Old 12-27-2009, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by dave ls1 View Post
should have just push-started it
Well its my f1 that hasn't been started in like 4 months.. and this was after the rebuild. I wasn't sure if it was going to start even with the battery charged. But life is a lesson I wont be jumping any other bikes with mine anymore.
 
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:12 PM
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You would be fine. The electricity flow would have gone direct from battery to battery. It would not damage circuitry or your bike but it might have damaged the battery itself.
 
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