Jump start with float charger wires?
My battery died a few months back, while I was away on vacation. I bought a float charger and was able to save the battery. After a few weeks of using the charger, the Battery seems to be in good shape, it will now start even wnen I havenít used the float charger for weeks.
Because the battery is such a pain to access, I wired the little plug, (one male one female, not sure if there is a technical term for this style plug), directly to the battery, and let the plug hang out from under the side panel.
Today I left the key on while visiting a friend, (luckily it was a good neighborhood), and like a dumbass killed the battery. We were able to jumpstart it but I had to take the seat and side panels off. I was actually able to push start it, but thatís another story. My actual question, (thanks for hanging in there), could I use the other wire that came with the float charger with the small plug on one side and alligator clips on the other to jumpstart the bike? I even looked on amazon and saw that they have a 10' wire with clips on one side and the little plug on the other. I think this would be small enough to keep in my kit.
I did watch a video from Revzilla that said it was safe to jump a motorcycle from a car as long as the car was off. They did recommend using the smaller motorcycle jumper cables because the big car sized ones are too big and could inadvertently cause an arc.
Thanks for your response.