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    I've got one of these http://www.antigravitybatteries-uk.c...art-xp-10.html Bit big for a bike, but it can charge anything when camping and make a cup of tea (well not quite)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjarich1971 View Post
    I've got a similar thing, never realised they existed until a few months ago. Purchased one and since then I've started several bikes, a diesel mini tractor and use it on every trip to charge up two phones and two headsets. It fits nicely in tank bag, comes with charger and USB ports. Why would you not carry one? Brilliant thing to carry.


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    Energizer lithium polymer 7500mAh car jump starter kit. On eBay at around £45. It's the size of an iPhone and I bought a case to carry it and a selection of leads. Just remembered that it charges by USB and I bought a cheap three pin USB charger separately and keep it in bag. Can't recommend this highly enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugged Path View Post
    Ted, you say similar!
    I again looked on eBay and they show a wide price variation and peak amperage differences for the models on offer.
    I would imagine a flat or V twin would need a high mAh to get it started.
    Maybe ride magazine have done a test review on them, will check.
    Otherwise, without using a blindfold and finger to choose one, it seems plenty of forum members have opted for their favourite.
    Let us know what.


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    Mine is a fairly small capacity one as these things go 8000mAH and was not to expensive, think mine was about £36 in 2015, never started a car with total flat battery. But seems to cope ok with bikes like GS twin. Have used it to start couple of bikes that were so flat ignition lights went out when pressing starter. One was an older 1150 gsa. left his ignition on when messing with lights. Other was a newer XR, similar story. Both started within a couple of turns. Stored power did drop to 50% on GSA. As said used on a guys Vstrom on ferry. He left his ignition on as he was getting ready and chatting, came to start and would hardly turn over. Started his bike at first touch. Do a bit of camping and real help when used as a power pack for thing like phone, tablet or bluetooth units. For price happy so far. The AntiGraveity ones are without doubt the best, lots of reviews, videos on ADV forum but you would expect it for the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjarich1971 View Post
    Why would you not carry one? Brilliant thing to carry.
    I have one of these in the garage and it's dead handy. But erm ... I wouldn't carry it on the bike because its a lithium polymer battery pack. Damage it and it could get a bit hot. Possibly burst into flames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by casbar View Post
    I've got one of these http://www.antigravitybatteries-uk.c...art-xp-10.html Bit big for a bike, but it can charge anything when camping and make a cup of tea (well not quite)
    Anti gravity all the way the XP-1 is perfect, used it on many big big engine Harleys, it turns them over easily, it is small and comes with everything you need, I just seen they have a small new sports model now also, that will do the job fine, they work and are not the cheap chinese rubbish.

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    I bought one last year from Euro car parts, once I remembered I had it indoors. I used it to jump my 1150GSA twice a few days ago. Used about 50% of the charge according to the lights on the unit. Just had to remove the starter cover as the bike doesn't have any jump start points, like some later GSA's. But easy to do with the included mini croc clips
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