Antigravity Re-Sart battery push start jump start motorcycle

Antigravity Re-Start Battery has built-in jump start

Now you can never be stranded with a flat battery thanks to the lightweight Antigravity Re-Start Battery which includes a built-in jump-start feature. Small jump-start battery packs have been available for some time and are a great accessory for riders as they also charge your phone and other electronic equipment. However, these Antigravity Re-Start Batteries …

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Should you jump start a dead bike?

Should you jump start a dead bike?

Just because your bike won’t start doesn’t mean the battery is flat and trying to jump- or push-start the bike can actually damage it and cause you injury. RACQ tech boss and Suzuki Bandit tragic Steve Spalding warns against jumping straight into jump starting your bike. Checks before jump starting “If a battery is flat …

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How to maintain a bike battery properly

Numerous factors such as temperature, engine vibration and electrical loads can cause your bike battery to die. While these things contribute to eventual failure, RACQ Principal Technical Researcher John Ewing says a major factor in ensuring they achieve their maximum life and reliability is how they are maintained. He says it is important they are appropriately …

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Update your motorcycle with a lithium battery

While manufacturers are keen to show how they can shave a few grams off their new model’s weight, they could easily shave even more if they swapped to a more expensive lithium battery. Lithium motorcycle batteries are LifePO4 batteries, most using prismatic (square) cells. They are the same battery types as used in electric cars and now being …

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Innovations impact on future motorcycles

Two new innovations from Toyota and Honda have implications for future motorcycle powertrains. Toyota engineers believe they can replace the lithium in rechargeable batteries used in electric vehicles with magnesium.  Magnesium is more stable in the atmosphere than lithium and more potentially energy dense which means it will store bigger charge in the same capacity. …

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Zero electric motorcycle prices

Electric motorcycle prices to drop

As battery technology improves, electric motorcycle prices are bound to come down and the move is being led by Zero Motorcycles. The American company has announced it is slashing the prices of all of its offerings by about 10% which is as much as $1350 in the US. They say this is due to falling …

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Charger brings electric motorcycles closer

If you think electric motorcycles won’t become mainstream in your lifetime, think again. One of the biggest hurdles to electric vehicles has been so-called “range anxiety” where motorists are concerned about the battery running flat. This is being addressed by companies such as Tesla which now promises up to 320km range. What makes us really anxious …

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