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Old 07-07-2009, 08:15 PM   #1
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Battery Keeps Dying...

The generation of the bike I own has a problem with its regulator/rectifier, but i would like to be sure what the problem is before i go out and buy a new one...

I wanted to know where and who can i take my bike to, for them to check out my alternator, stator, rectifier, and harness?
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:28 PM   #3
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i know you, i think, didnt we have class at UH main about 3 years ago..... heck i may be wrong, i was the cool azz messican who rode the blue gsxr... as for you battery, i dont know
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inherrant VFR prob.

is this gonna end up like redux 240sx thread, where he sold you a jacked up bike.......lol


i put 2 computer fans hard wired, to cool down teh R/R
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i put 2 computer fans hard wired, to cool down teh R/R
I think my r/r may be goin out again in my 94 cbr f2. Replaced it just last march. Thinking the heat this year might be eating it.

Was thinking about just drilling holes in my side fairings to help cool it going down the highway.

edit: Oh, and to the OP. I don't know if it will help much, but on cbrworld.net, under the f2/f3 gen models, there's an electrical guide to help cbr owners troubleshoot their electrics. Might be able to use that or find something similar for your vfr.
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here's a step by step chart you can try... just download the PDF file.
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i know you, i think, didnt we have class at UH main about 3 years ago..... heck i may be wrong, i was the cool azz messican who rode the blue gsxr... as for you battery, i dont know
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inherrant VFR prob.

is this gonna end up like redux 240sx thread, where he sold you a jacked up bike.......lol


i put 2 computer fans hard wired, to cool down teh R/R
im thinking the same thing...
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here's a step by step chart you can try... just download the PDF file.
http://www.electrosport.com/technica...ding-guide.php
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i see you looked at all the good advice people gave and chose to avoid it, and bought a bike nearly as old as you.........lol
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i see you looked at all the good advice people gave and chose to avoid it, and bought a bike nearly as old as you.........lol
well, i was on a budget... i like the bike - just need to get these minor things fixed!

does anyone have a multimeter that could help me diagnose the problem?
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lotsa 250's for $2000-3000, and they'd be bikes from this century.....lol

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this might be a better link for your vfr...
http://www.wdgah.net/VFR_RRFail.htm

I have a multimeter somewhere in my garage, I'll look for it tonite.
let me know if you want it.
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Alternator->Stator

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Voltage regulator->rectifier


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Does it die while riding? If so, continue to look into the charging system as mentioned above. If it wont start after riding, you may have a draw or a weak battery.

Remember, low rpms and high loads(ie fan on) can kill a battery quickly too.
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Nothing wrong with the age of that bike. It's a vfr too, should be a solid bike.

The only thing I've had to replace on my cbr in the last two years is the r/r and cct. Both common problems. Tires and chain/sprockets cost way more then either of those.

Suzuki is the same way, just the cct.

Starting with a 250 is usually a great idea, but it might not be the best choice for everyone.
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Sadly, I wish i had a voltmeter so i can test my electrical...

If someone lives around southwest (alief) area with a voltmeter and knows how to check electrical... to pinpoint out if its my battery, regulator rectifier, or stator - please help!!!

i don't mind buying lunch, paying for gas, etc
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Do you still need help with this problem? My # is 281-914-3054 give me a call and Ill see what I can do for you.

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Do you still need help with this problem? My # is 281-914-3054 give me a call and Ill see what I can do for you.

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I appreciate it, but i actually got the problem fixed... it runs great now!!!

it wasn't anything with the electrical, it actually was some hose that was getting pinched on the bottom left side of my seat that was taken care and diagnosed by westside cycle werx

the battery drain accured because of the constant attempted of trying to start the bike, which lead for the battery to run low but not be dead, and thus made the rectifier get hot

all in all... it was an easy fix, now i can get to enjoy riding it again!

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You can buy a multi-meter at Harbor Freight for $4.99.....I would suggest doing that for an older Honda.
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