Sport Glide - Jump start

  • patgreyling@hotmail.com
    patgreyling@hotmail.com
    14 days ago
    Hey ya all, I've just bought a 2023 Sport Glide, so brand new to this model.  I have a Road King and a Slim S.  Both very easy to jump start, just pop off the saddle, and hey presto...connect the positive and negative, and its done.
    The Sport Glide battery is behind the side cover, but the battery is positioned with the negative terminal showing, while the positive, is out of sight / reach.  A design flaw, in MHO.  Should have been the other way around....
    So, now, how do I do a quick "jump start" without having a major job ??  Appreciate any helpful advice...PS- this question is very specific to the Sport Glide, it's different to the other Softail's in terms of battery location / access.   Thanks in advance - Pat
     
  • WideglidingNZ
    WideglidingNZ
    14 days ago
    Sorry I can't help with the "jump start" but I recommend a trickle charger to keep your bikes fully charged then you don't have to jump start them, HD have them for around $100
  • Hilly
    Hilly
    13 days ago
    You can buy jumpstart rated pigtails, never seen or used them but they are out there.
  • patgreyling@hotmail.com
    patgreyling@hotmail.com
    13 days ago
    Quoting WideglidingNZ on 14 May 2024 06:19 PM

    Sorry I can't help with the "jump start" but I recommend a trickle charger to keep your bikes fully charged then you don't have to jump start them, HD have them for around $100

    Thanks mate...I do have the HD trickle charger. It's more like when we are out riding, and sometimes (not often, but happened twice in a few years) wife forgets to turn off ignition.  This was in both
     cases, after 600 or 700 Km rides, and she was just bloody tired.
    Next day, flat battery....just popped of the saddle, and 3 min later....back on the road.
  • patgreyling@hotmail.com
    patgreyling@hotmail.com
    13 days ago
    Quoting Hilly on 14 May 2024 08:30 PM

    You can buy jumpstart rated pigtails, never seen or used them but they are out there.

    Thanks mate....I did not know that.  I always thought that the pigtail connection, was not strong enough, to carry that type of boost of power.  I have the HD power pack, and it does have that connection, I was just to nervous to try it.
      
  • Hilly
    Hilly
    13 days ago
    Quoting Hilly on 14 May 2024 08:30 PM

    You can buy jumpstart rated pigtails, never seen or used them but they are out there.

    Quoting patgreyling@hotmail.com on 14 May 2024 08:41 PM

    Thanks mate....I did not know that.  I always thought that the pigtail connection, was not strong enough, to carry that type of boost of power.  I have the HD power pack, and it does have that connection, I was just to nervous to try it.

      

    Yeah nar don't use the HD one, I'm talking a heavy duty one capable of taking that kind of load, have a google, you can still use them for your trickle charger but they supposedly handle jump starting as well.
  • patgreyling@hotmail.com
    patgreyling@hotmail.com
    13 days ago
    Thanks, mate.  appreciate the advice  ....have a great day !
  • T4
    T4
    13 days ago
  • blueystar
    blueystar
    3 days ago
    My jump start set up plug
  • T4
    T4
    3 days ago
    Anderson plug?
    Good choice

    Will