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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-01-2009, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hi i just got this in today got it for $107 bucks at amazon, i wanted a power source for those remote campsites that didnt have elect. Dont know if any of you have one of these or similar but thought i would include the specs and see what you all thought of this device. I think it will come in handy, if not used the charge lasts for 3 months. And i wanted to ask you all about any special techniques i need to use if i do need to jump the bike with this, since is is designed for a car, dont want to blow up my battery... any tech gurus out there care to share your thoughts...

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http://www.wagan.com/downloads/2354%20manual.pdf


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Jump starting your bike is the same as jump starting a car. With the same caveats toward the electronics too. A 12V system is a 12V system the size of the battery doesn't make any difference.

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Good choice, and a good price too.....At the retirement communities where I worked for over 4 years we had one at each site mostly to jump start the seniors cars with...I only had one car that it wouldn't start, the starter was bad on that car....Just hook it up, if you need to, positive to positive and make sure you have a good ground....It will do the job nicely....

After two Hurricanes you would think that those sites would have learned their lessons about buying and installing backup generators, but they haven't yet...Only one site out of 6 has an emergency generator on site.....My guys used the portable unit like yours for emergency lights for a couple of days at one site, before that site rented a portable generator....Worked great unit it ran down....I have been looking at one like yours at Wally World, but that is for later on down the road .....But great idea, no gas engines to keep your neighbors awake at your camp site.....

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 08:43 AM
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I bought one like this a few years back. They are great! I have used it to inflate many a bicycle tire for the kids and to jumpstart my wife's Harely. Oh ok, I have used it to jumpstart my Wing too! Exavid is right on. There is a gel cel battery in the powerstation. There should not be any problems jumpstarting a bike.

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