Battery dies while riding. - 600RR.net
Troubleshooting Having trouble with your bike? Common know issues or trobuleshooting questions here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
tmcrey1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 449
Thanks: 2
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Battery dies while riding.

Last night as I was riding around, my headlights just shut off. I was a little puzzled because my meter, 3rd eye, brake/blinker lights were still working. So I stopped, shut off my bike to see if it would start. Negative, so after calling a friend to drive me home, I ran with it to start it up.

Now, my question is, Doesn't the stator create enough power to run the headlights? Could my stator be bad, or did I just drain my battery(I've been riding nights a little more than usual lately)? Also, I'd like to mention that I haven't put it on my battery tender yet since it's a new battery, and I have also not checked any fuses or anything.

I already know all of the things to check, I was just wondering what you guys thought.
tmcrey1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 12:16 PM
Demented
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
When you pressed the starter button, did the starter attempt to spin any?
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
tmcrey1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 449
Thanks: 2
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
No, it acted dead as if the bike had - battery. But my gauges and 3rd eye and everything still worked as if it had full charge. Throws me off a little.
tmcrey1 is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 12:32 PM
Demented
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
To me, it sounds like a problem with the headlight circuit, possibly at the starter switch. Are the headlights and starter still not working?

Check the headlight fuse to see if it's blown. I'm thinking it is.
If it is, check the headlight connections and starter switch. There may be a short somewhere along that circuit.
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
tmcrey1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 449
Thanks: 2
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Yea, I had planned to check it all out when I get home later, I have to put in a new airbox etc, so it won't be a big deal. But it puzzled me a little with the way the headlights and starter just died out of no where. It wasn't a gradual death, it just went out, and that's the only thing that made me think it might not be the battery.
tmcrey1 is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 12:48 PM
Demented
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
The headlights and starter are connected. If the Headlight 20A fuse blows, the starter circuit also dies.
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
tmcrey1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 449
Thanks: 2
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
The only problem is that if that's the problem, I'd have to figure out what blew it.
tmcrey1 is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 12:53 PM
Demented
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Pretty easy to figure out if you have a multimeter.
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
tmcrey1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 449
Thanks: 2
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I have all of the necessary tools, and procedural knowledge/service manual to complete the task. It's just the time to do it which is a major headache. Working every day of the week is taxing, and with my luck, it would be the last option that would be the problem.
tmcrey1 is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-17-2014, 07:22 AM
Training Wheel Hero
 
EAZY87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Southern Cali
Posts: 36
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ive recently started to have the same problem, i was reading through this thread and wanted to add that my bike has been doing the same thing. i installed a BKmoto HID, and halo kit however ive charged my bike and it has started. as i start to ride it does the same thing. did you ever figure out how to fix it?
EAZY87 is offline  
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-17-2014, 09:16 AM
BOTM Winner 12/16
 
danopolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Michigan
Posts: 274
Thanks: 61
Thanked 60 Times in 52 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I had this same thing happen on my 07 earlier this summer. Charge your battery and see if it starts. My stator/regulator went bad, there was enough power in the battery to turn the lights/guages on, but not enough to start the bike. I put it on the battery tender for a night and it started right up the next day.
danopolo is offline  
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-17-2014, 03:08 PM
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm having the same issue with OP. Gauges work fine but starter and headlights will not work.
scwong93 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 600RR.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome