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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2007, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Starting issues??? (problem solved = Dead Battery )

Alright.....history...this bike (06 600rr) has eaten 3 rectifiers. This isn't showing the same symptoms as the last 3 times.

I can start off my day and the bike will run fine. I ride an hour to work all in the 8-10k region and then the bike sits all day til I go home the same way.

The last few weeks it has been having trouble starting. I would press the start button and it would dim everything and even almost kill itself to start....but it would start, but the clock and trip odo would be reset. At first I thought it was my neon lights, so I disconnect those. Clean and check the battery terminals and ride for a few days...the problem still persisted. I hooked up the battery to a tender to make sure it was charged...and it said it was....but the problem still persisted.

Even after I tried to start the bike, it died, hooked up the tender and it still said it was charged. I hadn't touched any electrical components on the bike in 12k miles....the shop did when they replaced the last rectifier. So I took apart the bike and made sure every wire I found had a good connection ad wasn't frayed...the problem still persists.

I even replaced the battery for the heck of it....no good.

Any ideas?

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Tough one. Bad earth somewhere perhaps, or a short. Sounds like you need a pro electrical dude to take a look. I'm yet to meet an auto electrician who knows and does bikes. hmmm. Sorry mang, not much help.
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put everything back to stock one by one to isolate. start with your flushmounts...etc etc.
give that a try til something else changes. fault isolation can be long sometimes. give it a try.



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basically, anything electrical that has been modified/upgraded, put back to stock. start with one, start the bike.
no change, go for the next, then start again. do it til you see a change. if no change...then fvck i dunno.
ill start researching the schematics for you.

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I disconnected all other electrical items (taillight, blinkers, headlights, etc) and rode it for 20 minutes...it still did the same thing....I think that's a better test than putting things back to stock....mostly because I don't have the stock parts.

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Issue fixed....I got a 3rd new battery and that fixed it. The other "new" ones I guess were DOA....

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