Battery Not Staying Charged - 600RR.net
Troubleshooting Having trouble with your bike? Common know issues or trobuleshooting questions here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Battery Not Staying Charged

Hi everyone, new owner of an 03 600rr. I know this issue has been addressed a lot but I can't seem to find the right solution.

I've been trying to figure out a battery problem with this bike. Basically, the battery isn't charging enough while the bike is running. First I thought it was the battery so I had the guys at NAPA check it and they told me it was fine (it was also a new battery). Next I went to the regulator/rectifier, so I changed that out. The problem persisted so I also replaced the stator coil. Changing the stator seemed to help a bit, but it's still not charging enough and dies after 2-3 rides.

Any suggestions would be immensely appreciated. Thanks
rogersco is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 02:24 PM
BOTM Winner 11/13
 
sk33m101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: cecil county MD
Posts: 2,327
Thanks: 251
Thanked 173 Times in 150 Posts
Feedback Score: 12 reviews
Re: Battery Not Staying Charged

So is the battery charging after you replaced the stator? And how long inbetween rides?

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Motorcycle.com Free App
sk33m101 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 02:31 PM
Pocketbike Racer
 
JerseyCBR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Jersey, Channel Islands - UK
Posts: 291
Thanks: 50
Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Battery Not Staying Charged

Tried using a multimeter over the battery terminals whilst the bike is running? Voltage should read around 14-15 if the alternator is working correctly, if not you know where the problem lies :)




Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App



Aprilia RS125 2008 (2010 - Present)
Honda CBR600RR 2003 ( August 2012 - Present)
JerseyCBR is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 02:46 PM
World Superbike Racer
 
X-treme1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1,752
Thanks: 158
Thanked 220 Times in 203 Posts
Garage
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Battery Not Staying Charged

Did you change the stator or the coil? Check the voltage with everything off, and again a couple hours later to make sure there isn't something slowly draining it. Then check voltage at the battery with the bike running. You should get around 14V @ 5K rpm. Also, check the wire and especially the plug that goes to the regulator. I had an R6 that fried two of the terminals.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App

You start the game with a full pot of luck and an empty pot of experience. The object is to fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck.


2010 Leyla
X-treme1 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 11:25 PM
Moto GP Racer
 
dreamzboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,337
Thanks: 49
Thanked 194 Times in 124 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
It's possible that something is shorting out your battery. This is going to be hard to trace but I would start with anything dealing with electrical made from aftermarket.
dreamzboy is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 11:41 PM
Moto GP Racer
 
dreamzboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,337
Thanks: 49
Thanked 194 Times in 124 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
dreamzboy is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 01:13 AM
Pocketbike Racer
 
tuck and roll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 462
Thanks: 2
Thanked 36 Times in 33 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
That current leakage test it talks about, you would put a amps meter in series between the battery neg. post and the neg. cable. It says no more than 2 milliamps. Thats .002 amps. If it does read over that start disconecting fuses and rectifier/regulator to narrow down where to look.
tuck and roll 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