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?Help With Dying Battery?

I bought my 04 600rr brand new in 2004, its only got 1000 miles on it and about 5 batteries. Ever since I have owned this thing when I ride my bike for any extended period of time the battery will die. its like my charging system doesnt work. I have had about 4 or 5 new batts. and they all do the same. Now is it something with this particular bike or do I need to take it to my dealer to have them look at it?
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If you've really gone through 5 batteries already I'd say it must be the charging system. The service manual tells you how to test the charging system to see if it's functioning properly.

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Sounds like it could be short somewhere. Or It could be the rectifier. Or the generator. Has the bike beem layed down on the left side? Check the charging system with a voltage tester. Should be putting out like 13.5 v when the bike is on (check on that #) Do you ride with your brights on?

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faulty voltage regulator/rectifier. These things will go out randomly especially on the Hondas for sum reason. Some will last 200 miles some will last 40,000 miles. pick up a new one or used from the local junk yard or e-bay and of course ANOTHER battery and your good to go ...
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Check out my responses in this thread:

https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=35621

I outlined pretty much what the service manual states for checking that stuff.
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Good stuff, I wanted to post up screens of the service manual pages but I don't have it on this computer. Your posts do pretty much outline everything the manual has to say anyway.

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faulty voltage regulator/rectifier. These things will go out randomly especially on the Hondas for sum reason. Some will last 200 miles some will last 40,000 miles. pick up a new one or used from the local junk yard or e-bay and of course ANOTHER battery and your good to go ...
Yep, when the R/R overheats or simply goes out, the voltage output fluctates outside the batteries design capabilities and eventaully damages the cells. Make sure you get an R/R with a heat shield. The '03 models didn't have them and had more problems. They're very easy to swap out.


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Make sure you get an R/R with a heat shield. The '03 models didn't have them and had more problems. They're very easy to swap out.
Yep. I replaced mine with a used '04-'05 one that I got for $50 off of ebay. It's a direct replacement.
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Good stuff, I wanted to post up screens of the service manual pages but I don't have it on this computer. Your posts do pretty much outline everything the manual has to say anyway.
I went ahead and made some screen shots. :)







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