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As this is the tech part of the forum, thought I should post here.

As an alternative to spending a fortune on fitting a kickstarter kit on a metal tanked bike for longer trips, perhaps something like this is the answer?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30000mAh-Car-Jump-Starter-Battery-Charger-Emergency-Power-Bank-Booster-UK/272482882580?_trkparms=aid%3D555019%26algo%3DPL.BANDIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20151005190705%26meid%3Dc2d31d122aa948fd8bb5e9925851d7b5%26pid%3D100506%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26&_trksid=p2045573.c100506.m3226

Small and light, and the more expensive/better quality ones can be used to charge other devices via usb as well.



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That would be the nuts if it works



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Have seen a £100 version (can't remember the make off hand) jump start a 3 litre Toyota diesel so can't see why not.

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That's mad Simon!  I have a "Jump Start Starter Booster Emergency Power Pack" which I used to use on my car as its battery would run down if it wasn't used for a week or so but its huge and heavy!!!  Battery technology has moved a long way it seems although I see loads of adverts still abound for the type I have confuse

As a beside, some owners looking for kickstart kits may be doing so because its cheaper than replacing a sprag and starter gears if their TTR has had an "episode".

I must check my tool bag but I used to carry a small pair of m/c jump leads as, if riding in a group, there is usually someone with a good battery that can be used for a jump start if bed be although I never had to use them on the TTR wink

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Still carry a legth of 2 core 1.5 flex, has so far saved a DRZ, a Sherco 450 and a KTM990.

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These battery packs are good. I've seen them start dead bikes a few times. Light weight, chuck them in your camelbak.. Nowadays newer bikes are deleting kick starters so you will see more of them. Usually someone in our group has one. I've even unbolted the kick starter off the TTR and leave it in the trailer


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i will stick with the kick... they still haven't come up with a better way
to pump out a drowned motor.... then use the button...
but if yer haven't got a kick.... why not carry one...



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I have carried one for a while now for road bikes as all my dirt bikes have had a kicker. I have only ever used them on other vehicles never my own and they work very well but you must let them recover a bit between start attempts. The day I go without it my bike battery will obviously die. I have started a 2l diesel van, DR650, etc and charged an errant sat nav too.

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I got a Duracell one from Aldi when they were selling them off cheap, was down to about £35. It works really well, two little jumpleads plug into it, green light means it's primed then off you go!

Lasts ages with little bikes as they don't take much to turn them over.

Can also be used as a Powerbank for phone etc..



-- Edited by Moo on Sunday 24th of December 2017 11:27:50 AM

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After almost recently burning my landlords flat down trying to replace a laptop battery I'd be very wary of carrying lithium ion batteries on my back unless adequately protected from turning into a firey ball of destruction.

Some pics: dust.cx/tmp/fire/

A few of the ducts are a bit melted but with a new battery it still works!



-- Edited by robs on Sunday 3rd of June 2018 01:38:21 PM

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