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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-29-2015, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Micro jump box

Dose anyone carry one of those micro jump boxes. The one's that are a little bigger than a cell phone but you can jump around 10 cars before it needs recharging. I was thinking about getting one to keep in my saddle bags just in case I ever need a jump or need to help out a fellow biker . Any recommendations? Thanks Mike
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I do keep a small jumper in a saddle bag along with a small air compressor. Every once in a while I put the jumper on my battery tender.

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Tommy Tailspin had one at Texas Twister (from Lowe's I think) and it was a bust. Doc had a dead battery and that thing did nothing.

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IMO, better off with a set of jumper cables.
Also if the battery is dead and there's a charging system problem jumping the battery ain't gonna help.

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I was thinking of doing the same thing. But as Roy (GtrMan) said, I've seen some negative results. Would suck to spend from $60-$300 on one of those things and then it won't even get a bike started.

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Thanks I wasn't sure about them and don't know of anyone who has one. It's a lot of $$ to put out for something that may or may not work I ride all winter I do keep it on a tender but I would hat to get stranded when it's in the singe digits if it needs just a little boost.
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The Sheriffs around here have them in there bikes, no bigger then a cell phone , I have seen them jump car's and one his bike after sitting at an accident with his lights going, I was impressed, plus you can recharge you phone , PC , and other things with it on the road

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All I know is that I fear the day that I have to push start that 110!

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Yeah I'll have to check some reviews I was hoping that a few on this forum had some experience with them I know when we surf fish someone allways needs a jump from leaving the radio on to long that would be cool to have around.
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Personally, I do not invest in a battery powered device to be used as an emergency battery. Instead, I replace my battery with a new one every three years, despite the fact that I keep my bike plugged-in to a battery tender whenever I do not ride.

Never did I use a car/motorcycle battery until it is in the throes of death and never did I need a jump box or jump cables. IMHO, a fresh/healthy battery is cheap insurance.
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