Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: Jump Starting
You can use any 12 volt vehicle battery to jump the LT. Not an issue at all.
Just be sure to use the correct hookup procedure:
1- attach the positive lead to the LT positive battery terminal
2- attach the negative lead to the LT negative battery terminal (assuring that the clips on the other end of the jumper cables are not touching)
3- attach the positive lead to the donor vehicle battery positive terminal
4- attach the negative lead to a good solid ground, preferably on the engine of the donor vehicle, away from the battery.
5- start the donor vehicle
6- start the LT.
Unhook all the cables in the reverse order.
Normally, one would hook the negative lead to a good ground on the dead vehicle also, but this is not feasible on the LT.
You always hook up the last lead on either vehicle to ground away from the battery to avoid sparks near the battery. That can cause battery explosion from hydrogen gas buildup in the battery, especially dangerous on a recently discharged or freshly charged battery.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
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