How to Jump Start a Suzuki Boulevard S40by Zyon Silket
The Suzuki Boulevard S40 utilizes a 12-volt battery. Although the battery is roughly half the size of an automotive battery, it produces the same amount of voltage amperage. Therefore, you can use an automobile to help jump start the battery on your motorcycle. The hard part is locating and gaining access to the battery.
Remove the Allen bolt that secures the rear portion of the seat to the rear fender. The bolt is between the backrest and the back taillight. Remove it using an Allen wrench.
Remove the bolt that secures the left side of the seat onto the frame of the Suzuki. The bolt is located between the seat and the bolt that secures the left shock to the frame. Remove it using a 10-mm socket.
Remove the bolt that secures the right side of the seat onto the frame of the Suzuki. The bolt is located above the bolt that secures the left shock to the frame. Remove it using a 10-mm socket. Duplicate this step on the right side of the motorcycle.
Pull back and up on the seat simultaneously to remove the seat from the Suzuki.
Place the red cable connector from your jumper cables onto the positive ("+") battery connector on the automobile. Place the other red cable connector from your jumper cables onto the positive ("+") battery connector on the dead battery on the motorcycle located below the seat.
Place the black cable connector on your jumper cables to the negative ("-") battery terminal on the vehicle. Place the other black cable connector from your jumper cables onto an unpainted metal surface on the frame of the motorcycle.
Start the vehicle, and allow it to idle for several minutes. Start the motorcycle up.
Remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that you attached them.
- "Suzuki Savage LS650, Boulevard S40 Repair Manual 1986-2007"; Ed Scott; 2008
- You should drive the motorcycle for a period of 30 minute to allow the battery time to recharge. A motorcycle battery rarely charges when idling.
Things You'll Need
- Allen wrench set
- Socket set
- Jumper cables
Since 2006 Zyon Silket has been writing for companies such as SEOWhat, L&C Freelancing and T-Mobile Wireless. He has extensive experience working in supervisory roles within the wireless and Internet technologies fields. Silket is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in business management and network technologies at Lehigh Carbon Community College.