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'03 replaced rectifier, still not starting when hot

After days of searching forum threads about '03s having problems starting when hot I decided that I'd replace the rectifier and the mounting bracket with a newer '04 version to try to keep it from getting too hot.

I went for a ride to test it out and after the engine was hot enough for the fan to turn on (around 221 degrees F) I shut the engine off. Waited about a minute then tried to start it back up and it acted as though the battery was dead. Slow crank about 3 times, then nothing. So I bump started it (with ease as usual) and rode back home. Let it sit about 30 minutes to cool off and it fired up right away.

So what else can I try? Do I need a new starter? I want to sell my bike, but I'm not going to sell it to someone like that. If I tell someone about that issue I imagine they'll either walk away or offer a lot less than I'd like to sell it for.

Anyone have any other ideas for me to try?

Thanks a bunch in advance!
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Pull apart the starter and clean out the brush housing. It may not be the issue but it costs nothing to look
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Pull apart the starter and clean out the brush housing. It may not be the issue but it costs nothing to look
I'll try that. Thanks.
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Mine does that every time my crappy battery is going out, have the battery load tested just to be sure.
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it sounds like what happened when my battery was going bad.
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Don't waste time fooling with the starter motor. It's likely the battery. Had same symptoms (slow turnover when hot) on two different 600rr's (an '03 and an '06). In both cases a new battery was all it took.
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I was planning on getting a new battery anyway, since I'm trying to sell it. I'll do that and see if it fixes the issue.

Thanks for all the replies.
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I have the same problem. When you start the bike the fan turns on to cool the motor, the battery gets it power from the battery. Which then the battery will not provide enough power to start the bike.

You need a new battery like everyone else have said
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