The battery booster will easily jump start your motorcycle. They can be pricey but you obviously you can’t bump start the DCT. I recently had my battery die when I was riding locally to test performance and the bike wouldn’t start after i turned it off in the high school parking lot. I didn’t have my phone on me either. Luckiky, I was close enough to walk home and bring my son back with his truck to jump start the bike. The battery was about 4 years old as it sat at the dealer for a year and I have had the bike for 3 years. This pissed me off and I use a battery maintainer from “Battery Tender”, which was recommended by my Honda dealer. So, i got a new battery and shelled out $100 for a NOCO genius boost plus from Amazon. I also bought a compressor that will run off my accesory socket. I take long trips to the middle of nowhere. So, I need that piece of mind.
In general vehicle charging systems are designed to keep a battery charged, not to charge an empty one. The bulk charging of a battery is better to be done with a charger.
Also an empty battery is deteriorated relatively quickly because of sulfation. It must be always fully charged for longevity.
There's a good reason that has vanished as a procedure from all motorcycle owner manuals (all except HD...).
Bump start DCT, no. The clutches default to disengaged, so even if the DCT was stuck in gear with a dead battery, the rear wheel couldn’t turn over the engine with the clutch free wheeling.
Even to bump start a manual, the battery still would need to be strong enough to run the fuel pump and EFI.
Bump... Thank you. I did the translation now!
Yes you’re right, but anyway a bike like that is too heavy to try it at least for me (my weight is barely 60Kg. Featherweight category )
I've been thinking- maybe my commute home, on side streets with speeds ranging from 25-40, means my bike is not revving high enough. The automatic loves to get into high gear ASAP.
I keep it in auto mode and if not in a hurry may just go the speed limit. At that speed the transmission will upshift quickly so that I am never revving very high. Less than 3,000 rpms.
Could the bike's alternator not be getting enough power at reduced rpms? Anyone know how the power output varies with rpms on this bike. Could it be that moseying down the road at low rpms means that there's not enough power to charge the battery, after having to power the lights and gauges, etc?
My bike is totally stock, no accessories.
Honda designed DCT D mode to run low RPM, so you would have thought they had the bike’s charging issue covered. In any case, frequent use of an automatic charger should alleviate the concern.
Be more practical... Ride as you ride usually, let the battery rest for at least 4 hours, then take a measurement. Do that for a period of about 2 weeks or more. If it’s fully charged then you’re ok. If not you need a charger...