Originally Posted by 75partlyCloudy
I bought the bike without the Manufacturers Owners Manual, I just figured I could buy another one down the road.
I don't want to buy a new battery unless I know what's wrong with the bike itself. I have a guy that I know buy a new battery for his CBR as well, until he found out it was the reg/rec. Just don't know if our situations are too similar.
I do not have any FI codes, and I do not have a powercommander on the bike, if that helps
so I woudlnt worry about the reg just yet, you have to get the bike to over 5K in order for it to start turning on,
sounds like you need to charge your battery longer than a few hours, try over night especially with a battery tender,
you can jump the bike with a car (make sure the car is off), then when your bike is on, rev the engine to above 5K with a voltage meter on the battery if the voltage climbs your R/R is fine,
but charge your battery for more than 24 hours, stalling and the HIDs then not running the bike over 5K consistently will drain your battery pretty quick,
i agree do not just throw parts at the bike find the culprit and replace that, but it sounds to me your battery is either drained to far or it has a dead cell and needs to be replaced, this happens if the bike sits without a tender or isnt properly charged,
good luck, if you can bump start it and it will run, but will not restart, then its most likely the battery,